Discover amazing extracts from the World Ocean Census book
4 December 2009
The Cousteau Society presents extracts from the remarkable book World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life, which is an insider's description of the comprehensive Census of Marine Life and what it reveals about a seriously threatened ecosystem.
The Census of Marine Life was launched in 2000 with the goal of producing the first-ever ocean census by 2010. Two thousand scientists from 82 nations agreed to the mandate to answer three important questions:
* What once lived in the global ocean?
* What is living there now?
* What will live there in the future?
Discover the adventures and experiences of the Census of Marine Life and the process of gathering the data, revealing the stories behind the science.
WHAT LIVED IN THE OCEANS?
WHAT LIVES IN THE OCEANS?
Extract 14 : UNEXPECTED DIVERSITY AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA - CORAL REEFS IN THE NORTHWEST HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
EXTRACT 16 : UNEXPLORED ECOSYSTEMS - HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
EXTRACT 18: UNEXPLORED ECOSYSTEMS - SEAMOUNTS
EXTRACT 19: UNEXPLORED ECOSYSTEMS - ABYSSAL PLAINS
WHAT WILL LIVE IN THE OCEANS?