Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life. Making Ocean Life Count – Paperback, also available in HB


Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life. Making Ocean Life Count – Paperback, also available in HB Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press
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Pages: 286 Illustrations and other contents: 3 Tables, black and white; 110 Halftones, color ISBN: 9780521165129 Category:

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.

Weight0.5 kg



'... highly readable ... illustrated throughout with photographs of fascinating species ... The more information we possess, the better we can act to sustain the marine resources, and the Census is a vital starting point for the expansion of our knowledge. This book conveys the enthusiasm the author feels for his subject, and is well worth reading for anyone curious about the life that exists beneath the surface of the ocean.' Blusci: Cambridge University Science Magazine 'This pacey book captures the excitement, adventure and pioneering spirit of this band of dedicated researchers, intent on increasing knowledge of marine life to ensure its sustainability. Beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and spectacular photographs of many new and bizarre discoveries, it would be easy to say this book should be read by anyone with an interest in marine life, more than that it should be read by everyone with a stake in the future of planet Earth (or is that planet Ocean?).' Marine Scientist 'The self-stated goal of the book - 'to bring the excitement of the Census and its findings to as broad an audience as possible' - has, I believe, been achieved. Not that everyone will want to read it from cover to cover, but there is something in here for nearly everyone, and appreciating the magnitude of this research collaboration [it] should be an inspiration to all scientists.' Ed Jackiewicz, Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers

Author Biography

Paul Snelgrove is a Professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland's Ocean Sciences Centre and Biology Department. He chaired the Synthesis Group of the Census of Marine Life that has overseen the final phase of the program. He is now Director of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network, a research collaboration of 65 marine scientists from coast to coast in Canada that continues to census ocean life.