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The oceans contain the origins of biodiversity on Earth, with 75% of the major taxa (kinds) being exclusively or primarily marine. The physical and chemical properties of our oceans make them excellent hosts for an abundance and diversity of marine life. We must understand the biological and ecological factors controlling the marine environment before we can successfully develop global strategies for sustainable use. As ocean policy-makers satisfy the socioeconomic aspirations of expanding human populations, they must also ensure the long-term viability of marine species, resources and habitats. Partnerships among the Census of Marine Life, the Encyclopaedia of Life and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) have gone far towards documenting all 230,000 known marine species in time for the first Census of Marine Life - past, present and future completed in October 2010. The report on First Census of Marine Life 2010 Highlights of a Decade of Discovery is in English with a summary also in Italian, Korean, Chinese, German, French, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
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In the ocean, a certain interdependency exists between its living things. Ocean inhabitants enjoy a deep and intricate relationship between each other, as well as with their marine environment. To explore the relationship between Biology and Ecology in more depth, please visit the Ecology section of the UN Atlas!   See More...
 
 
 
 
 
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DNA barcodes are being established for marine species Barcoding Marine Life DNA barcodes are being established for marine species 
CEFAS is an internationally renowned scientific research and advisory centre working in fisheries management, environmental protection and aquaculture. CEFAS - The UK Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science CEFAS is an internationally renowned scientific research and advisory centre wo...  
A searchable web-based Bibliographic Database listing the Census of Marine Life publications from 2000 to 2010. Census of Marine Life Bibliographic Database A searchable web-based Bibliographic Database listing the Census of Marine Life...  
Academic Organisation that coordinates Species 2000, Chinese Biodiversity Information System, meetings and publications. Chinese National Committee for DIVERSITAS (CNC-DIVERSITAS) Academic Organisation that coordinates Species 2000, Chinese Biodiversity Infor...  
An overview of Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef An overview of Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef 
México y los Estados Unidos cooperan en la conservación en el Golfo de California Conservación en el Mar México y los Estados Unidos cooperan en la conservación en el Golfo de Californ...  Editor's Choice
Mexican-United States coalition for conservation in the Gulf of California Conservation at Sea Mexican-United States coalition for conservation in the Gulf of California...  
CReefs (www.creefs.org) is the coral reef component of the Census of Marine Life (www.coml.org). CReefs CReefs (www.creefs.org) is the coral reef component of the Census of Marine Lif...  
The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about all life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Encyclopaedia of Life The Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key informa...  
Information about the European Census of Marine Life including online newsletter European Census of Marine Life (CoML) Information about the European Census of Marine Life including online newslette...  
The GMSA is the first global review of the threat of extinction for every marine vertebrate species, plants and selected invertebrates. Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) The GMSA is the first global review of the threat of extinction for every marin...  
Information about the Indian Ocean South-East Asia Year of the Turtle 2006 Indian Ocean- South-East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding Information about the Indian Ocean South-East Asia Year of the Turtle 2006...  
Initiative to bundle activities in order to save sea turtles Indo-Pacific Sea Turtle Conservation Group Initiative to bundle activities in order to save sea turtles 
Building on the Success of the Census of Marine Life Life in a Changing Ocean Building on the Success of the Census of Marine Life 
Over 250 introduced marine plants and animals have arrived in Australian waters on vessels of all types from yachts to commercial ships. Some have taken over habitats from the native species, changing coastal areas and damaging the fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries. Marine Pests Australia Over 250 introduced marine plants and animals have arrived in Australian waters...  
Video clips, pictures and calendar of nature's great events including whale, salmon and seabird migrations, provided by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Nature's Great Events Video clips, pictures and calendar of nature's great events including whale, sa...  
Data from NOAA CSC cruises that are used for validating satellite ocean color algorithms is online. NOAA's Coastal Remote Sensing Ocean Color Applications (OCA) Project Data from NOAA CSC cruises that are used for validating satellite ocean color a...  
Undersea Research Program NOAA/NURP NOAA's Undersea Research Program Undersea Research Program NOAA/NURP 
Information and links to sea turtle topics Sea Turtles Information and links to sea turtle topics 
a website about seaturtles seaturtle.org a website about seaturtles 
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