First Census of Marine Life shows ocean life is richer, more connected, more altered than expected

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 00:31 in Biology & Nature

After a decade of joint work and scientific adventure, marine explorers from more than 80 countries today deliver a historic first global Census of Marine Life. In one of the largest scientific collaborations ever conducted, more than 2,700 census scientists spent over 9,000 days at sea on more than 540 expeditions, plus countless days in labs and archives. Released today are maps, three landmark books, and a highlights summary that crown a decade of discovery.

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