Ocean Census: 100,000 new species in 10 years

On 27th April, Ocean Census, the largest programme in history to discover life in the Ocean, was unveiled with the ambitious target of finding at least 100,000 new marine species in its first decade.

A “race against time” to discover Ocean life has prompted the launch of this global initiative that wants to revolutionise Ocean protection. Scientists believe little more than 10% of what lives in the Ocean has been found, while they estimate that there are around two million species still undiscovered. Ocean Census will operate as a global collaborative initiative that will see science, business, media and civil society organisations, including Oceanographic Magazine, joining forces.

You can read the news article here and access the Ocean Census website here.

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