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Old 08-06-2010, 05:28 AM   #1
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What Lives in the Sea? Census of Marine Life Publishes Historic Roll Call of Species in 25 Key World Areas
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Aug. 3, 2010

What lives in the sea? Census of Marine Life publishes historic roll call of species in 25 key world areas
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Representing the most comprehensive and authoritative answer yet to one of humanity's most ancient questions -- "what lives in the sea?" -- Census of Marine Life scientists today released an inventory of species distribution and diversity in key global ocean areas.

Scientists combined information collected over centuries with data obtained during the decade-long Census to create a roll call of species in 25 biologically representative regions -- from the Antarctic through temperate and tropical seas to the Arctic.

Their papers help set a baseline for measuring changes that humanity and nature will cause...
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New species are continually emerging from the ocean depths, comprehensive record of biodiversity reveals.
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A ten-year inventory of the world's sea creatures has revealed an astonishing level of diversity and a growing number of species, with no end in sight.

The latest collection of papers relating to the Census of Marine Life (CoML), posted on PloS ONE, contains the most comprehensive record of marine biodiversity ever, says senior project scientist Ron O'Dor, based at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1.

The census has focused on the participating countries' 'exclusive economic zones', which stretch 200 nautical miles (370 kilometres) out from the coastline.

"One might have thought that these waters were well documented, but no," says O'Dor. "In fact, the papers' authors estimated that, on average, there are three or four more species to be discovered for every...
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The Public Library of Science has launched the “PLoS Hub for Biodiversity,” a resource that will aggregate biodiversity research from a range of publicly available sources. The aim of this website is to create a place to share the latest findings, ideas and tools, to connect researchers who have complementary interests and ideas, and to accelerate the pace of research and discovery.
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