VII International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (ICCB VII), July 2003, Lawrence, Kansas, VIII International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (ICCB VIII), planned 2009 in Israel

– Symposia on deep-sea corals: 1st Symposium (Halifax, Canada, 2000), 2nd Symposium (Erlangen, Germany, 2003), 3rd Symposium (Miami, Nov./Dec. 2005), 4th Symposium (planned 2008 in New Zealand)

Octocorallia workshops: 2nd Octocorallia workshop in Australia 2002, Octocorallia workshop in Lawrence, Kansas 2003 Octocorallia workshop March 2005 in India

– Coral Reef Symposia (ICRS): 10th Internatinal Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), July 2004, Okinawa, Japan, 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida, July 2008

– International Society for Reef Studies: European meeting 2006, Bremerhaven, September 2006

– suggestion: workshop for the Young Anthozoologists


Tree of Life: Anthozoa

European Register of Marine Species

Introduction to the Anthozoa: University of Berkeley


Hexacorallians of the World: Sea anemones, Corals, and their allies

Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia

Cold- and deep-water coral reefs: NOAA; UNEP; ICES; Andre Freiwald

Bibliography on Extant Corals: 

Coral list

The sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as model system for the study of development, evolution, genomics, reproductive biology, and ecology:


Octocoral Research Centre

Bibliography of octocorals (compiled by Frederick M. Bayer)

Systematic list of valid octocoral genera (compiled by Gary Williams and Stephen Cairns)

Index Pennatulacea

Photos of people studying Octocorallia

Further Cnidaria sites:

The Cnidaria Homepage: University of California

Medusozoa: Jellyfish

The Scyphozoan

CnidBase: Cnidarian Evolutionary Genomics Database

Project Hydrozoa

Images of Cnidaria BIODIDAC

Taxonomy and biogeography sites:

– GBIF: Global Biodiversity Information Facility

OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System

Anthozoa: macrobenthos of the North Sea, ETI (Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification)

CoML: Census of Marine Life

Fjord Research Network

– Species Analyst


– Specify

Some sea anemones sites:

British Sea Anemones

– Tricks to feed difficult sea anemones in the aquarium

Choosing your next anemone


Scientific Field Stations:

– HSFS Huinay Scientific Field Station, South Chilean fjords

Summary of 1st workshop in Huinay on Chilean fjords: English; Spanish; German

– BMSC Bamfield Marine Science Centre, Vancouver Island, Canada

– FHL Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, Washington, USA

– KMR Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden

MARENet: Marine Research Stations in Australia and Oceania

Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey, USA

WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, California, USA

– List of other Field Stations