What Lies Beneath

Did you know that every second breath we take comes from the ocean? The ocean is the reason we get fresh air to breathe every time we inhale. We could be living by the sea or far far inland, but no matter where we live our lives depend on the ocean. I came across this really informative and beautiful video talking about the vast number of different species that live in the oceans, the oceans we know very little about.

After a decade of research and exploration, the Census of Marine Life has released incredible new knowledge about life in our Earth’s oceans. The study involved 2,700 scientists from 80 countries and more than 9,000 days at sea, ultimately revealing more than 6,000 potentially new species. Among the discoveries: a species of shrimp thought to have gone extinct 50 million years ago. The findings also help identify important changes, like the dwindling population of Atlantic bluefin tuna off the coast of Northern Europe.


  1. Yes Magazine
  2. Nat Geo

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5 Responses to What Lies Beneath

  1. chriscaff says:

    Yes, it’s not just treets that produce the oxygen we need. And the seas’s smell comes from microbes burping! Wonderful stuff. Keep spreading the knowledge!

  2. chriscaff says:

    I meant to type trees! Sorry

  3. Stef says:

    I heard a talk from a marine biologist on Ted. com a while back; you may want to peek over there and see if you can find it. He shared the information you posted here, but also had many more examples and details I think you might like. It’s good stuff. 🙂

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  5. Just watched the video… and it is amazing! A great post on a great blog with a great video. Thanks for sharing! 😀

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