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Marine reserves could save coral reefs
...d over thousands of years by billions of tiny soft bodied
animals called coral polyps. Coral reefs are the world's most diverse marine ecosystems and are home to twenty-five percent of known marine species, including 4,000 species of fish, 700 species of coral and thousands of other plants and animals. C...
Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures
...r and seafloor shows many life forms, such as soft bodied
zooplankton, deep sea cucumbers and soft corals. The few explorers in this area before us had no adequate tools to collect or see these creatures. "What continues to fascinate and motivate us all is the chance to record species never known before,...
Size matters: Preventing large mammal extinction
...nservation biologists have always known that large bodied
mammals are at greater risk of extinction," commen...onservation of their habitat area, whereas, larger bodied
animals require a different approach, focusing upon the specific species, their biology and their ha...