Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 23 Issue 01

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Volume 23, No. 1
Pages 229 - 231

BOOK REVIEW • World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life

Charles H. Greene
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During the first decade of the new millennium, a revolutionary approach to studying life in the sea was launched—The Census of Marine Life. Assembling over 2000 ocean scientists from 82 nations, the Census set out to answer three fundamental questions:
• What once lived in the global ocean?
• What is living there now?
• What will live there in the future?


Greene, C.H. 2010. Review of World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life, by D. Trew Crist, C. Scowcroft, and J. Harding Jr. Oceanography 23(1):229–231, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.107.


Worm, B., R. Hilborn, J.K. Baum, T.A. Branch, J.S. Collie, C. Costello, M.J. Fogarty, E.A. Fulton, J.A. Hutchings, S. Jennings, and others. 2009. Rebuilding global fisheries. Science 325:578–585, https://doi.org/​10.1126/science.1173146.