The Census of Marine Life

After no less than ten years of exploration all around the world ( with no less than 2,700 scientists, 80+ nations, 540 expeditions) the Census Of Marine Life is finally out. And the findings are more than interesting.

The wealth of the planet Ocean is astonishing as it is estimated there are over a million species. A quarter of it have been formally described. All this includes an estimated total of 21,800 fish species (5,000 haven’t been discovered yet).

If you want to discover the associated published books, maps and wonderful images and videos, the website is yours to visit !

One a sidenote I wonder what marvels could be done by copying the process and ideas of deep sea creatures… This is yet another reason for protecting what some refer to as the ocean planet.

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