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BIODIVERSITY: An Ocean of Crustaceans

Environment  (tags: animals, environment, ecosystems, wildlife, world, research )

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What lives in the world's oceans? Crabs mostly, according to the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year research effort.


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Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Monday August 16, 2010, 1:02 am

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday August 16, 2010, 1:30 am
Oh - didn't know that. Just love crabmeat but hardly ever see it here in Oz - heard it goes for export.

Michelle M (287)
Monday August 16, 2010, 10:51 am
Noted, thanks

Cindy C (125)
Monday August 16, 2010, 12:16 pm
Wow our deep blue oceans are the ones that are still a great mystery in so many ways.

Liz Recko-Morrison (0)
Monday August 16, 2010, 12:21 pm
Who knew crabs were so prolific?

abby l (3)
Monday August 16, 2010, 12:47 pm
mind-boggling how little we know!

Linda Thompson (16)
Monday August 16, 2010, 1:27 pm

Jane H (139)
Monday August 16, 2010, 2:04 pm
Crabs are one of my most fvorites to eat----may their tribe increase!!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 16, 2010, 2:09 pm
Thats cool

Pippa Collins (34)
Monday August 16, 2010, 2:22 pm
interesting article... but not surprising they found more crustaceans, because we have slaughtered the whale population and almost put most fish into extinction through over fishing and pollution, crabs seem to have had a lucky escape so far....but what will happpen when the last fish is gone? yes thats right thoughtless humans will then turn on the poor crab, this is very sad but i fear very true!!!

Trish K (93)
Monday August 16, 2010, 2:41 pm
Humanities footprint of destruction looms large and getting larger.

Mary Ann Coute (1)
Monday August 16, 2010, 3:52 pm
I find these facts a bit frightening.It makes it quite obvious that we still have such a long way to go.These crustaceans are a part of the mysteries of the oceans.I think that people need to FACE THE FACT,we must take every effort to save the sea life as is,and even maybe help to restock,the natural way of course,before we make them and ourselves EXTINCT!

Edward Craig (20)
Monday August 16, 2010, 4:08 pm
Lots of species to catalog before they go extinct,
Apparently it isn't as bad if you choose not to believe in evolutiom.

Elisabeth T (0)
Monday August 16, 2010, 4:23 pm
Heartbreaking to think of of all the sea life dying because of the bp oil spill...

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday August 16, 2010, 5:09 pm
Very interesting!

Peter B (54)
Monday August 16, 2010, 6:21 pm
interesting article thanks for shareing Cal

josie batlles (44)
Monday August 16, 2010, 6:23 pm
It is amazing how us humans still know so little about the animal kingdom! very interesing article..thanks very much for sharing x

Randall Gloege (0)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:00 pm
Our not knowing enough about ocean life merely underscores the premature optimism of reports coming out of the U.S. government and BP. I wonder how we can possibly tell if the environmental crisis in the Gulf is over when we do not yet even know what we are looking at or searching for. The responsible thing to do would be to expand the ban on off-shore drilling until our knowledge base is sufficient for us to conduct a responsible investigation. Come on, guys! Do not pretend to know what you cannot yet know. At least be honest.

Dorothy Ferguson (32)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:17 pm
Everyone here is making valid sense and this is a very interesting topic as the crab will clean up the ocean floor. The fact that they are more prolific is curious too. Yes, I too like there tasty selves! But maybe we can still have this treat before they are endangered too.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday August 16, 2010, 8:41 pm
Research interesting because it allows balancing the eco-system.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:03 am
This is wonderful news!
Warm up the butter!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:04 am
If we could just get them to eat jellyfish that would be great!

Melissah C (389)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:17 am

mr Crowley (23)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 12:37 am

Ana S (76)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 2:00 am

Bon L (0)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 3:57 am
Thanks for the info.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 4:21 am
"There are more than one million marine species. What we've learned over the past 10 years is what we don't know about the oceans is at least 10 times what we know at present," he said.

"We must increase our knowledge of unknown biodiversity more quickly, lest much of it is lost without even being discovered," said Miloslavich. "

The sea creatures need people to be a voice for them. The seas are in trouble.

Joy W (100)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 6:36 am
Noted and thanks for the info.

Gary C (5)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 8:08 am
noted with much interest....

Carole D (35)
Tuesday August 17, 2010, 8:25 am
Stop eating the sea creatures and they will increase. Also the farming and duplicating or protecting of sea creatures is a must. We have to protect every living thing to survive. We do need to speak up for those that can't protect themselves. Remember, what comes around goes around.

Sarah M (2)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 1:05 pm
Hm, a marine life census. I didn't realize there was such a thing.
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