Census of Marine Life: Wild and Wonderful Creatures
The Census of Marine Life - a ten-year effort by scientists from around the world to answer the age-old question, “What lives in the sea?” It was an international effort to asses the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life that lives in our ocean, and the project offically concluded in October 2010.
Browse a small sampling of the amazing marine life documented by Census scientists in this photo slideshow. You can learn more about the ambitious survey in the book, Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life.
See more marine life and biodiversity in a photo slideshow of marine species at risk and watch a video to learn about how scientists are gathering vast amounts of ecological information to build a catelog of life on the island of Moorea.