Census of Marine Life counts fantastic critters

Posted by Christine, October 5, 2010

By Seth Borenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s oceans may be vast and deep, but a decade-long count of marine animals finds sea life so interconnected that it seems to shrink the watery world. An international effort to create a Census of Marine Life was completed Monday with maps and three books, increasing the number of counted and validated species to 201,206.