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Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography – Regional Comparisons of Global Issues

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Through a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations, the Census of Marine Life has engaged in a coordinated scientific program to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. As part of this effort, participating nations and regions generated new syntheses of marine biodiversity knowledge in their adjacent waters. Each collection paper here describes the physical, geological, chemical, and biological characteristics of the region, providing a brief history of research and species discovery, and giving insight into the role of Census activities in promoting and synthesizing this information

Image Credit: Mike Strong and Maria-Ines Buzeta

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