Preview of massive international census gives fuller count, shows some sea species at both poles
Enough with the supposed underwater deserts, say polar census workers.
Arctic and Antarctic waters may look scarily hostile for living things. But a preview of a massive count of sea life reports some 13,000 kinds of animals living at one pole or the other, or, in a surprising number of cases, at both.
An international research collaborative called the Census of Marine Life released a glimpse of its findings on February 15, due out in finished form in 2010. S