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Native video processing in Python

I’m refactoring the image processing functions of the Cifonauta database and wondering if there’s any Python library with native video processing capabilities. For the past years, I used a subprocess.call() to run a FFmpeg command to scale down and convert video files for the Cifonauta website (which is Django-powered). The ffmpeg command has some niceties […]

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InverteFest December 2022

The InverteFest is here. A moment to celebrate the overlooked diversity of invertebrates around us. I’m re-posting a video I made for the Cifonauta account on Instagram showing different marine invertebrates moving around under the microscope. Enjoy! Invertebrate Gallery Check the gallery below to find out the identity of each marine invertebrate in the movie […]

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Cifonauta’s 8th anniversary

Cifonauta, our image database for marine biology, is 8 years old today! Almost 12k photos and videos annotated with species names, geolocation, habitat, life mode, microscopy technique and more. Visit: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br Follow: @cifonauta

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biology imaging notes

The pelagosphera larva of Sipuncula

The pelagosphera larva of #Sipuncula. Photo by Alvaro Migotto via @cifonauta http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/photo/10874/

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Cyphonautes day

The name cyphonautes was created by Ehrenberg (1834), who first saw the tiny creature on Nov. 25, 1832 (Hyman 1959).

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Living cyphonautes larva

After the illustration, this is a living cyphonautes larva collected from the plankton.

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New bryozoan species from Brazil

Twelve new bryozoan species from Brazil (Vieira et al. 2014) with videos hosted on the Cifonauta database. Check out some of these images here.

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Newspiece about the Cifonauta database