Study Surveys Abundance of Marine Life

Ad Feedback

You may have heard the old saying, "There are plenty of fish in the sea." But just how many fish are in the world's oceans?

Scientists may now have the answer to the age old question thanks to the first fish census.

The study involved 27 researchers from 80 different countries. They worked more that 9,000 days and completed over 500 separate expeditions from the Arctic Circle to the Southern Ocean.

The result is a giant data base for scientists to measure how temperature changes and other factors impact ocean life.

"Not only do we understand more about individual species, but we understand how they relate to one another and that is incredibly important," the Zoological Society of London's Dr. Matthew Gollock said.

Researchers say future scientists will study the data to measure trends and see how the ocean is changing.

In the end, the study estimated that the oceans contain more than a million species of marine life. But researchers say scientists have only seen about a quarter of that number.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.