This book explains the rationale behind the recently completed first census of biodiversity in the world’s oceans – The Census of Marine Life – compiled by a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations, and highlights some of its most important and dramatic findings. The census coves the whole range of marine habitats providing data from areas of the world that have never before been studied. The book also looks to the future, considering how we can close the remaining knowledge gaps and work towards sustainable ocean use.
Hardback. 304 pp. 110 colour illus. 3 tables.