The Census of Marine Life is a 10-year international effort undertaken in to assess the diversity (how many different kinds), distribution (where they live), and abundance (how many) of marine life—a task never before attempted on this scale. The Census stimulated the discipline of marine science by tackling these issues globally, and engaging some 2,700 scientists from around the globe, who participated in 540 expeditions and countless hours of land-based research. The scientific results were reported on October 4, 2010 at the Royal Institution in London. Check out our new feature: CoML Species of the Week.
Ocean Health Index Feature of the Week
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components which measure and score the health of the world ocean.
Country of the Week: Qatar
Goal of the Week: Artisinal Fishing Opportunities
Ensuring Access to Artisinal Fishing for Local Communities
Score: 49 Global Rank: 122