How many fish in the sea? Census of Marine Life launches first report

23 Oct 03
Census of Marine Life

emb1An estimated 5,000 previously unknown ocean fish species and hundreds of thousands of other marine life forms are yet to be discovered, according to scientists engaged in a massive global scientific collaboration to identify and catalog life in the oceans.

Example coverage: 

The Associated Press, USA “Plenty Of Fish Species In The Sea,” click here

Agence France Presse, France, “15,000 fish species found, scientists say the giants face bigger threat,” click here; French, “Alerte à la raréfaction des poissons dans les océans,” click here

Daily Telegraph, UK, “Billion dollar hunt for 2m species under the sea,” click here

Coverage summary, click here