About This Site

In 2007, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs launched a renewed cooperative agreement to transform the USAP collections and associated data into a modern resource that is easily available to a wide and diverse audience (e.g., general public, policy makers, conservation groups) as well as making it a useful tool for scholars.

Drs. Rafael Lemaitre (PI) and Jerry Harasewych (co-PI) conceived this website as a knowledge portal on the marine invertebrates from the region, and a conduit to disseminate to the largest possible audience information on history, biodiversity, taxonomy, station and cruise data, NMNH Antarctic holdings, and literature. This project is part of the International Polar Year pan-institutional activities of the Smithsonian.


Citing Antarctic Invertebrates

If you include data from the Antarctic Invertebrates site in a publication, please cite as follows:

Lemaitre, R., M. G. Harasewych, and J. Hammock (Editors). 2009. ANTIZ v 1.07: A Database of Antarctic and Subantarctic Marine Invertebrates. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. World Wide Web electronic publication. URL http://invertebrates.si.edu/ANTIZ
Web Site Development/Design
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Contact Us

This is an initial release of our website; we welcome your feedback. Please let us know at HammockJ@si.edu if any functions fail to work, or of any other bugs you encounter.