The Census of Marine Life

The Census of Marine Life: A different kinds of animals live in the oceans

The Census of Marine Life: A different kinds of animals live in the oceans: People have always been drawn to the sea and humbled by its power, yet have been largely ignorant of what lies beneath its surface ufabet, but in recent times all that has been changing.

The Census of Marine Life

The Census of Marine Life

One reason has been an international initiative called the Census of Marine Life, an exciting period of marine research that set out to document how many different kinds of animals live in the oceans.

And what a study it has turned out to be: more than 6,000 possible new species of marine life discovered, extraordinary migrations and mindblowing behaviours revealed, and the follow-up work has not stopped. Ufabet.

The first of these super-groups was spotted in 2011, and they have reappeared in subsequent years. Filmed for the ‘Green Seas’ episode, each gathering can have up to 200 whales occupying a small patch of sea, and another surprise is that the whales are here during the summer months.

Southern hemisphere whales

Southern hemisphere whales

Southern hemisphere whales generally head for the Antarctic to feed on the dense swarms of Antarctic krill that occur there in summer, but here they feed on a smaller type of krill, together with amphipods and mantis shrimps ufabet, in the nutrient-rich waters of the southern Benguela Current system.

Why the whales gather here and in such numbers can only be speculation for now, but the scientists observing them suggest that they are witnessing events that were more common before the ufabet twentieth-century whaling industry reduced the world population to fewer than 5,000 individuals.

One reason for these aggregations might be that their numbers have reached a critical threshold and they are starting to revert to prewhaling behaviour or they have been forced to find new feeding opportunities because the population increase has created stiff competition for food down south.