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Latest World Register of Marine Species Stories

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

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Findings detailed in this report claim that one-third of all species that inhabit the world´s oceans may actually still remain completely unknown to science....

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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 The International Polar Year (IPY) concluded in March 2009 with a tangible legacy in the form of a network of databases on marine biodiversity that will serve as clearinghouse for all biodiversity-related data gathered since the very first Antarctic research expeditions. The network gathers data describing the species themselves as well as information about their collection history,...

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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 Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists consolidating world databases of ocean organisms have demoted to alias status almost one-third of all names culled from 34 regional and highly specialized inventories. The new World Register of Marine Species contains about 122,500 validated marine species names (experts having recognized and tidied up some 56,400 aliases...