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Armi Torres: FishBase’s Freshwater Expert

When Armi Torres joined FishBase at age 25, she couldn’t have predicted the turns her career as a marine biologist would take....

She worked for FishBase while completing her master’s degree in marine biology. After encoding info on the taxonomy and biology of marine fishes from different geographic areas, she was put in charge of all the information on fish reproduction and, later on, of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

One day, Dr. Rainer Froese asked her to “migrate” from marine to freshwater and handle the compilation of freshwater information in FishBase.

This was the pivotal moment that led to her expertise now. Read more

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