Marine life census not nearly as controversial as American census

From Science Daily, there’s an article discussing the vast sea life and science’s effort to categorize and account for even the most miniscule animals. From the article:

With respect to abundance, scientists in the 1950s estimated about 100,000 microbial cells inhabit 1 liter of seawater. That was off by orders of magnitude. More likely estimates are now more than 1 billion microorganisms in a liter of seawater or a gram of seabed mud.

Go read the rest here.

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