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Census of Marine Life Maps An Ocean of Species

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The first comprehensive effort to identify and catalog every species in the world's oceans, from microbes to blue whales, is a year from completion. But early discoveries have profoundly altered understanding of life beneath the sea, senior scientists say

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Jamie L. (195)
Monday August 3, 2009, 6:18 pm
Wow... thanks Tom!

Dalia H. (1280)
Monday August 3, 2009, 6:22 pm
Very interesting post. Noted with many thanks Dearest Tom.
Black Dalia:)

Dee C. (23)
Monday August 3, 2009, 7:29 pm
This has been an amazing that I have followed closely over the years..I am so glad to see it coming together as they hoped it would..The discoveries they have made along the way have been so wonderful..
Thanks Tom for posting this news..

Rosemary Rannes (651)
Monday August 3, 2009, 10:12 pm
How absolutely incredible that so many new species are being documented for the first time as stated here ... "Probably the greatest diversity of life is in the deep sea," said Fred Grassle, director emeritus at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey. "We're just beginning to learn about it."
New discoveries are so critically important that surely our impact on our oceans will 'spawn' deserved protection Acts like stopping all the oil drilling ...
Thank you Tom so much for this enlightening and uplifting news story... such a cutie little octopus :-)

mary f. (195)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 2:28 am
wonderful thanks tom

Mandi T. (441)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 8:55 am
I'm liking this:-)
Thank u TOM

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 2:51 pm
Thank you dearest Tom!
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