When the Census of Marine Life
is added to work done before it, scientists have, the Census researchers report, identified more than 190,000 different species that live underwater.
This book has taken a great first step in making the initial outcomes of the Census of Marine Life
The "roll call" was published in the run-up to the long-awaited final report from the Census of Marine Life
For every two species found in deep sea, one is bound to be new to science", pointed out Dr Mohideen Wafar, chairman of the Indian Ocean Census of Marine Life
project based in Goa.
Robert Carney, an oceanographer at Louisiana State University, who co-leads the study of the ocean depths as part of the wider international Census of Marine Life
(COML) said, "The diversity of life in the deep sea is much, much greater than we believed.
The finds, at Lizard and Heron islands on the Great Barrier Reef, and Ningaloo Reef in north-western Australia, surprised researchers taking part in the global Census of Marine Life
He said the authority was now talking to CenSeam (Global Census of Marine Life
on Seamounts) to conduct a similar study of the genetic make-up of seamounts, submerged mountains that teem with life, but are also home to mineral resources.
A former member of the Census of Marine Life
Seamounts scientific committee, Koslow has long been a voice for global stewardship of the high seas, and has been instrumental in drawing attention to the need for conservation of seamounts and deepwater corals.
Scientists working for the Census of Marine Life
searched through sales records, fishery yearbooks and other sources to trace the demise of the Atlantic bluefin in northern Europe.
The study forms part of the International Census of Marine Microbes (ICoMM), a project of the Census of Marine Life
, a 10-year global initiative started in year 2000 that now involves more than 1,700 researchers in more than 70 countries in efforts to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans-past, present, and future.
36), In addition, innovative research programs such as the Census of Marine Life
, a 10-year initiative by scientists in 70 countries, are helping to develop new partnerships and technologies that examine the intersection of marine life and fisheries, in areas from sea mounts to open upper oceans.
Even in the best studied seas of Europe and elsewhere, the rapid ongoing discovery of new marine species shows no end in sight, according to the world's first Census of Marine Life
(COML), a massive collaboration to catalog and map marine species worldwide involving hundreds of scientists.