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Ocean May Contain One Million Species Or More
2012-11-16 12:36:12

A vast undertaking has been launched to catalog the life that inhabits our world’s oceans. For the first time, a comprehensive register of marine species has been compiled. This effort was part of a massive collaboration among hundreds of experts around the globe.

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2009-03-31 13:57:08

An efficient network of specialists, data and tools to explore and safeguard Antarctica formed as legacy of IPY.

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2008-06-25 13:05:00

World Register of Marine Species inaugurated with first 122,500 validated names; over 56,000 aliases for ocean species identified


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.