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Census of Marine Life

Surely, you’ve heard about the Census of Marine Life, a 10 year long effort to “assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life.” You may have wondered why it took until 2000 to launch such a project, or why you didn’t think to do it first. This epic venture (which we’ve posted…

Marine biologists off the coast of Australia have discovered what they believe to be hundreds of new species on the Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs. The project is part of CReefs, a global census of coral reefs, which is in turn part of the larger Census of Marine Life, an ongoing effort to catalog all…