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If fish evolved on land, where did they all go? Evolution and Biodiversity in the Ocean

Challenging the Conventional Narrative, Core Themes for 2012, evolution, Focus on Nuance, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceFebruary 8, 2012

When Carl Sagan described our planet as a “pale blue dot” he was invoking the fact that, despite being called Earth, our world is mostly Ocean. The surface of the Earth is a little more than 70% water and the ocean accounts for 98-99% of our total biosphere–the volume of the planet that can support […]

Book review: Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 14, 2011

The Census of Marine Life is undoubtedly one of the most amazing scientific collaborative efforts of all time. All told, thousands of scientists from more than 80 countries participated in the decade-long project. They discovered thousands of new species, published thousands of papers, created and perfected new research techniques, and added countless datapoints to important […]

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