What The Launch Of Ocean Census Means For The Future Of Our Seas

In the 6th century BC, the Romans introduced a citizen census to learn about and monitor the world’s human population. In more recent years, scientists have conducted similar research on animals by tracking endangered populations to combat extinction. The ocean, however, remains mostly a mystery. That’s about to change thanks to a new initiative called Ocean Census.

Founded by The Nippon Foundation and Nekton, the organisation is dedicated to finding and protecting ocean life. Scientists believe that around two million species remain undiscovered (that’s about 90% of all sea life) and Ocean Census aims to identify at least 100,000 of them in its first decade. So, why

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