Everything you wanted to know about species.
August 14, 2003 9:30 PM   Subscribe

The ARKive "is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era - the world's centralised digital library of films, photographs and associated recordings of species, accessible to all via the world wide web."
posted by tbc (4 comments total)
Superb site. Great link - felt sure it was a double post but couldn't find anything in the (ahem) arkive. Well laid out, easy to navigate, and enormous amounts of information.
posted by humuhumu at 1:46 AM on August 15, 2003

Great link tbc. My kids are sure to enjoy the young person's version as well.
posted by jazon at 8:21 AM on August 15, 2003

Forgot to add a disclaimer: I'm an HP employee and learned about this via internal channels last night. I am in no other way connected with the project. The ARKive was "created with the help of technical development, equipment, and funding from HP Laboratories in Bristol."
posted by tbc at 8:56 AM on August 15, 2003

I don't think that this post warrants a MeTA callout, so I wouldn't worry too much.

The site is very good. I will certainly keep an eye on it as its scope increases, thank you for posting it here.

The site contains information about the rarest bird in the world, The Spix Macaw. I have just finished reading Tony Juniper's book "Spix's Macaw : The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird". It is an amazing read and I am sad to say (as is hinted at by reading the caption on this page of the Arkive site) does not have the happiest of endings.
posted by davehat at 9:47 AM on August 15, 2003

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