New Study Shows That Two-Thirds of Ocean Species are Unknown
A new study published this week estimates that of the one million species that live in the ocean, as many as two-thirds are unknown. Experts working on an international database have say the world that exists beneath the oceans surface is largely unknown. There are an amazing amount of things, especially in the ocean, that we don’t know in terms of biodiversity,” says Pohle, who spent a decade taking part in an international Census of Marine Life, a decade-long project than concluded in 2010. It was only last year that scientists published research that estimated there are approximately 10 million distinct species on Earth, Pohle said. “It’s staggering to think that, as recently as 2011, we did not know how many species there are in the world by order of magnitude.