1 Tahrcountry Musings: Deep Ocean Trawl Brings Up New Species

Friday, May 05, 2006

Deep Ocean Trawl Brings Up New Species

A three-week voyage by scientists in the Atlantic has come up with tiny animals which appear new to science. The voyage is part of the ongoing Census of Marine Life (CoML), which aims to map ocean life throughout the world. One of the aims of the Census of Marine Zooplankton (CoMZ), is to provide a global inventory of these tiny organisms which will help scientists. By the time CoML ends in 2010, the scientists hope to have found and studied every zooplankton species in the ocean.

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