Many marine species remain unknown

There are 226,000 described marine species in the world but research suggests more than 450,000 remain unknown.

Using knowledge of described and estimated unknown species and the rate of new discoveries, international taxonomists and biologists summarised the magnitude of all marine life.

The findings provide a reference point for future marine conservation studies in regard to understanding environmental changes.

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