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NZ Herald: Ocean dwellers miss the census

Peter Griffin posted in on August 9th, 2010.

Geoff Cumming writes in the New Zealand Herald about a recent report which says that, at a time when our knowledge of marine biodiversity is crucial, our ability to identify new species is at its lowest since World War II. The report, part of the Census of Marine Life, highlights the importance of taxonomy (classification) […]

3 News/NZPA:NZ stars in global census of marine biodiversity

Peter Griffin posted in on August 4th, 2010.

New Zealand’s waters have been identified as a hotspot for marine biodiversity, according to a global census on the subject. There are over 17,000 known species in our waters, and it is expected that there are as many again yet to be discovered. An excerpt: (read in full here) Dr MacDiarmid was speaking on the […]

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