Census of Marine Life: 10-Year Project Surveys World's Oceans

How many fish are there in the sea? Scientists would not dare guess, but they estimate, in the first-ever Census of Marine Life announced today, that there are at least 201,206 known species in the world's oceans, from the tiniest single-celled creatures to the most massive blue whales. It took a decade of work, with 2,700 scientists from 80 countries spending 9,000 days at sea on 540 separate expeditions. Their work was financed by foundations, universities, and the governments of the...Full Story
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