Animal News: Biggest Marine Census Complete
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© 2010 National Geographic, The Census of Marine Life
Biggest Marine Census Complete
October 4, 2010—The Census of Marine Life has released its findings of ten years of research and exploration of the world's oceans. The first-ever study of its kind, involving 2,700 scientists from 80 nations, identified more than 6,000 potentially new species. The effort will help researchers observe how marine populations change in response to events such as oil spills and climate change.