In October, 2010, the decade-long Census of Marine Life project will conclude. More than 2,000 scientists from 82 countries have been involved in this ground-breaking study. This exhibit features some of the discoveries to come out of the Census, from new species to unique habitats, as well as the participation of researchers from Oregon State University or the Hatfield Marine Science Center.


The Census of Marine Life homepage is at:

You can see some of the artwork inspired by the Census at:

There is a Census layer on Google Earth under Ocean where you can track the latest discoveries.

World ocean census : a global survey of marine life. Guin QH95 .C75 2009

The deep.  Guin QL125.5 .D44 2007

Stocks, Karen I., George W. Boehlert and John F. Dower.  Towards an international field programme on seamounts within the Census of Marine Life.  Archive of Fishery and Marine Research. 51:1-3 (2004) 320-327.

Sanchirico, James N. A social scientist's perspective on the Census of Marine Life. Marine Policy. 29:6 (Nov.2005) 507-520. Guin HC92 .M3

Bailey, H., B. R. Mate, D. M. Palacios, L. Irvine, S. J. Bograd, and D. P. Costa (2010).  Behavioural estimation of blue whale movements in the Northeast Pacific from state-space model analysis of satellite tracks. Endangered Species Research 10 (2010) 93-106.