The Future of Marine Animal Populations

While browsing through some of the fascinating work of the Census of Marine Life (CoML) and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), I came across the Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP). What interesting and important work. CoML is a global research organization with a goal to assess the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine species worldwide. CoML oversees a number of regional research efforts designed to census ocean habitats. As mentioned previously in MarineBio’s newsletter article on CoML, the organization seeks answers to three questions: What lived in the oceans? What lives in the oceans? What will live in the oceans? Continue reading