Global marine census role begins

October 2003
Ecos;Oct-Dec2003, Issue 117, p6
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The article focuses on "Census of Marine Life," a massive international effort to assess the diversity, abundance and distribution of biodiversity in Earth's oceans. Along with 100 institutions in 20 countries contributing to the Ocean Biogeographical Information System supporting the census, Australia, which has finally commenced a significant role in this global $ 1 billion 10-year project, will provide biological and geological inventories complied on key areas such as the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Straight, and the North West Shelf.


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