Results of First Census of Marine Life Released

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After a decade of joint work and scientific adventure, marine explorers from more than 80 countries delivered a historic first global Census of Marine Life on October 4, 2010. Released are maps, three landmark books, and a highlights summary that crown a decade of discovery. Presented is an unprecedented picture of the diversity, distribution, and abundance of all kinds of marine life in Planet Ocean – from microbes to whales, from the icy poles to the warm tropics, from tidal near shores to the deepest dark depths.

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