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Conceptual Diagrams Posted for Review / Soil sodicity
« Last post by peri on March 18, 2014, 01:08:30 am »
Soil sodicity is a problem for many areas of Australia subject of dryland salinity. The diagram highlights the chemistry of the problem.
Conceptual Diagrams Posted for Review / Use of potshard shelters for painted dragons
« Last post by peri on March 18, 2014, 01:06:02 am »
The diagram shows how to provide additional habitat for painted dragons along walking tracks in sandy habitats. The lizards need basking area, display area and shelter.
Thanks for all of the great resources. Your staff has already been extremely helpful to other inquiries I have had. I am writing to request the following symbols (images attached):

Yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria

Beach vitex (chasteberry),Vitex rotundifolia

Red knot, Calidris canutus

Sonde being deployed for water quality monitoring

Weather monitoring station

Marsh bio-monitoring along transect

Longleaf pine, Pinus palustris

Thanks so much.


Marie Davis
Education Spe*t
North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve
Symbol Creation Service / Periwinkle snails
« Last post by Clkeogh on February 13, 2014, 11:14:43 pm »
Hi there,

Thank you so much for all of the great resources here! 

I'm writing with a request for 3 species of marine snails in the genus Littorina, and am including links to sites with good pictures (please let me know if these are insufficient!) of each.  The symbols are intended for use in a journal article and future conference/classroom presentations, though I am sure they will find much wider usage! 

1) Littorina littorea - Common periwinkle

2) Littorina saxatilis - Rough periwinkle

3) Littorina obtusata - Smooth/flat periwinkle

Thanks so much for considering making these!
Best wishes!
Symbol Creation Service / Polar Sea Ice
« Last post by Marie Auger-Methe on January 22, 2014, 12:37:17 pm »

Great website and tools!! I'm new to it, but so far I am really impressed!

I'd like a vector graphic of the polar marine ecosystem, with a focus on the sea ice. Similar to
but with a view from above, similar to
And with more sea ice.

In a perfect world it would have the coast, open water, and different type of ice, (pancake ice, annual ice, multiyear ice, ice berg, ice ridge, etc) that we could move in the graphic. This could serve as a basic map to add  arctic species ringed seals, polar bears, arctic char... and anthropogenic factors such as drilling. Most importantly it could be used to explain the impact of climate change on the Arctic sea ice habitat.

In the guidelines, it is asked to put photos as example. I don't have a photo that represent the sea ice habitat from above, but here are a few links to examples.The wikipedia page on sea ice has a few good examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_ice including a map that could serve as a good starting example.

Here is also an example of pancake ice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_ice

It would be great to have features such a seal breathing wholes (eg: http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2012/02/february-2012-open-thread.html?cid=6a0133f03a1e37970b0167631feb8b970b)

Off course this is a lot to ask, so any map from above with sea ice would be a amazing start!

Many thanks!

Symbol Creation Service / 5 New Symbols Request
« Last post by reeserl on December 10, 2013, 11:52:56 am »
The below five vector symbols are needed for educational touch screen programs that the Calvert Marine Museum is incorporating into its estuarine biology hall renovation. Any assistance you can give would be appreciated. We prefer the graphics to be in profile. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Rachel Reese, Calvert Marine Museum, reeserl@co.cal.md.us or 410-326-2042, ext. 29.

Atlantic croaker  Micropogonias undulates

Northern kingfish  Menticirrhus saxatilis

Atlantic bumper  Chloroscrombrus chrysurus

Lined seahorse  Hippocampus erectus

White grunt Haemulon plumierii
Symbol Contributions / Mogurnda adspersa - Purple-spotted Gudgeon
« Last post by matbirch on November 26, 2013, 10:45:30 pm »
Hi All,

Symbol for the Purple-spotted Gudgeon attached.  PSG are listed on Australian, NSW, QLD and SA threatened species legislation.

Symbol Creation Service / New Zealand stream vs ditch vs restored ditch image
« Last post by febria on November 26, 2013, 10:39:17 pm »
Hello -

I need a version of IAN's stream vs ditch image to reflect agricultural practices and vegetation in New Zealand.  This would be used for teaching and communication with landowners and other stakeholders in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Using the existing IAN stream vs ditch diagram, I would like to request these modifications:
(1) Stream
- Replace with local trees: willows

- replace corn with cow, sheep and pivot irrigators (see link)
- add macrophyte in the ditch (see link for monkey musk example)
- remove thermometer
- Add visible layer of sediment/dark sand on bottom of ditch

(3) Add "Rehabilitated ditch" as a third image/panel
- Add fence on either side of the ditch
- Cows and sheep outside of the ditch
- Add riparian plants (carex, cabbage tree, grass) between ditch and fence:
- Immediate ditch-side vegetation is Carex sp.:
- Add leaves and tree/log in ditch
- Add local NZ trout in ditch:

If I can provide any additional info/images, please let me know. Thank you so much.
Symbol Creation Service / Juvenile and Adult Giant Kelpfish
« Last post by epvoigt on November 14, 2013, 04:39:10 pm »
Hi guys, 
  I would really appreciate it if you could create a symbol for the juvenile and adult stages of the Giant Kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus.
I've attached links below to some excellent photos of these fish(These are not my photos. I do not have the rights to them)


Thank you very much.
Erin Voigt
Technical Assistance / Re: svg display problems Inkscape user on Mac
« Last post by AdrianJ on August 19, 2013, 08:40:16 pm »
Hi Devon,

Sorry you are having trouble with Inkscape. I can confirm that I am having the same issues. Unfortunately I don't think there is much I can do as this appears to be a bug with Inkscape or with the way Illustrator exports to SVG. I can import the SVG versions of those symbols into Illustrator and everything works fine. I also don't know why Inkscape behaves differently when importing vs opening an SVG file. I will attempt to look into this further and get back to you.
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