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Marine Life Explorers Find Same Species at Both Poles

Article: Marine Life Explorers Find Same Species at Both Poles

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2009 (ENS) – Gray whales are one of at least 235 species that live in both polar seas despite a distance of more than 13,000 kilometers (8,000 miles) between them, Census of Marine Life explorers said today. After centuries of whaling, these whales had been thought to remain only in the…

Hundreds of New Corals Found on Familiar Australian Reefs

Article: Hundreds of New Corals Found on Familiar Australian Reefs

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – Teams of marine researchers exploring Australian reefs long known to divers have been surprised and delighted to find hundreds of new kinds of soft corals and other animal species never before described by scientists. The researchers say multiple threats to coral biodiversity make the scientific inventory of life…