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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Free App for Fish ID Guide and Database Available Now for iPhone or iPad

For those readers with either an iPhone or iPad, there’s a new free app providing a comprehensive fish ID guide/database with 1599 species of Caribbean fishes and over 5500 identification images, compliments of the Smithsonian Institute, and developed by Ross Robertson and James van Tassell.

The app for Fishes:  Greater Caribbean can be downloaded via iTunes by clicking here.  This is a fantastic tool that includes many more Caribbean fishes than most other current publications, while providing ID photos of almost every species.  There’s also a “notes” option to annotate or keep track of your own observations.  Once downloaded, it works independently of Internet access, so no matter how remote the dive site is, you can still check on the fish you’ve seen right after the dive.  (Source:  Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands)

Posted by Susan Davis on November 13, 2012 at 1:57pm AST
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