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Monday, August 17, 2009

Freshwater and Marine Image Bank

Digital Initiatives wants to acknowledge the fabulous work that Wayne Gloege accomplished over the years while creating the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank. Wayne digitized over 20,000 items including maps, photographs and engravings of freshwater and marine fish, shellfish and mammals and their habitats. This comprehensive resource also includes items on sport fishing, the Panama Canal, polar exploration, commercial fisheries and dams.

This database is accessed by people around the world and many of his images have been included on blogs and other social networking sites to illustrate ideas or because the images are interesting; in addition, hundreds of libraries around the world link directly to this database. The Freshwater and Marine Image Bank is an amazing resource. Thank you Wayne for all your hard work!

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