Opening the Ocean’s book of life.


This is an amazing story.  I just caught an episode of Horizon on the BBC and the entire hour was dedicated to this study.  The image gallery at the COML.org website is a must see.  Its incredible to think how little we really know about the ocean and its contents.

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Altogether, the international Census of Marine Life counted 201,206 different species of which 5,000 are new.

But experts estimate there are a million species living in the sea, so a mere 20% of the huge total have been discovered so far.

via Ocean census discovers 5,000 new species – mirror.co.uk.

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