About This Collection

As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th each year. This annual event spurred the creation of a special collections around our oceans and the efforts being made in conservation ranging from pollution to habitat restoration to fishing and fisheries.

The special collection continues to grow along with Plastic in Our Oceans and 1Water, with a focus on the challenge of providing clean drinking water to the world population.

Curated by mokiethecat

The First Census of Marine Life

"Breathe In" - produced by National Geographic for the release of results of the first Census of Marine Life - 4 October 2010 - Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, UK Uploaded on Oct 5, 2010World Oceans Census

The first census represents over 9,000 days at sea involving over 600 institutions and establishes a baseline for answering the age old question, how many fish in the sea?

To order the book, World Ocean Census, click on the image or visit your local bookstore. Thank you.