Study identifies more than 1 million ocean species

| 05/10/2010

(The Guardian): The Census of Marine Life is finally complete after a decade of work by 2,700 scientists from 80 countries. It is the culmination of a decade of work by 2,700 scientists from 80 countries, who went on more than 540 expeditions into the farthest reaches of the most mysterious realm on the planet – the world’s oceans. Today, the US$650m Census of Marine Life (COML) project announced the culmination of its work, concluding that the deep is home to more than a million species – of which less than a quarter are described in the scientific literature. Since the project started in 2000, around 16,000 species have been added to the COML databases.

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