The Fishbase API returns fish data provided by rOpenSci, a non-profit that advocates for sharing of scientific data. With this API, developers can implement data about fish ecology, ecosystems, fecundity, food items, maturity, population growth, reproduction, species, and swimming. The REST API uses backend SQL and it queries data in JSON format. Learn more at Fishbase.
Organizations provide Open Data to provide transparency, to enrich insights for researchers, and to enable developers to build useful civic, commercial and educational applications. The best place to find APIs for Open Data is in the ProgrammableWeb API directory. Here we present ten popular ones.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Recreation, Media, Cryptocurrency and Medical. Highlights include an API for returning data about fish and fishery science and an API for National Park information. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.