The SAMI Project - South African Marine Invertebrates

Invertebrates: the building blocks of marine communities and ecosystems.

About us

The SAMI Project was started by a PhD student at Rhodes University working in connection with SAEON, the South African Environmental Observation Network (Click here for the SAEON website) and SeaKeys (click here for the SeaKeys website).

The vision and scope of this project is to collect and store information about South African marine invertebrates. The aim is to provide taxonomic information, current research, specimen collection and museum information, all in an effort to document and detail our incredible marine biodiversity. 

It's not all about fish! Marine invertebrates are essential parts of marine ecosystems and form large diverse communities that need to be studied and protected.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith