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Nearly 30 million observations of thousands of species were made and archived in the newly created Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) database, the world's largest open-access, online repository of marine life data.
The Ocean Biogeographic Information System database now allows anyone to look up what species have been found where.
Oceanic diversity is demonstrated by nearly 30 million observations of 120,000 species organized in the global marine life database of the Census, the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS).
It is not surprising the organism was given so many names, says Edward vanden Berghe, a scientist on the project who heads the Ocean Biogeographic Information System at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
National Committee of the Census of Marine Life, the international Scientific Steering Committee of the Census of Marine Life; the Ocean Biogeographic Information Systems international committee and the Google Oceans Advisory Council.
Dr Tom Webb, a Royal Society Research Fellow and marine ecologist used data from Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) to plot the position in the water of seven million records of marine species.