Photo credit – Brian StockwellSince 2005, the Marine Biodiversity Unit has published a number of reports and journal articles. These are all available for download here. To access data from these regional assessments (or our global clade- or regionally-based projects), including GIS shapefiles and species summaries, please contact the IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit (


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Comments and Questions

The submission of comments, corrections and additional information on marine taxa is most welcome and should be sent to Dr Kent Carpenter, manager of the IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit.

IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit
c/o Dr Kent Carpenter
Department of Biological Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0266 USA