Scientists discover thousands of new marine species

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 12 2006 @ 11:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
During 2006 scientists have found a couple of thousands new marine fish and marine mammals:
"Animals seem to have found a way to make a living just about everywhere," said Jesse Ausubel of the Sloan Foundation, about the findings of year six of the census of marine life.

Added Ron O'Dor, a senior scientist with the census: "We can't find anyplace where we can't find anything new."

This year's update, released Sunday, is part of a study of life in the oceans that is scheduled for final publication in 2010. The census is an international effort supported by governments, divisions of the United Nations and private conservation organizations. About 2,000 researchers from 80 countries are participating.

Ausubel said there are nearly 16,000 known species of marine fish and 70,000 kinds of marine mammals.
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