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Fewer creatures under the sea
(2013). Fewer creatures under the sea. World Sci. 11(1): 15
In: Schneegans, S. (Ed.) A World of Science. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 1815-9583, more

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    Biodiversity; Databases; Taxonomy; Marine

    Previous estimates of there being well over 1 million marine species appear 'improbable', says a team of 120 taxonomists led by Ward Appeltans of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC). They have just published a study based on the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a database hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute in Oostende (Belgium) which the team of taxonomists helped to launch.

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