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Census of Marine Life (COML)

The Census of Marine Life is a catalogue of marine life set up by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Its aim is to compile information about the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life, from microbes to whales. The website hosts the results of the project, which inform ocean research, as well as several reports including a summary written to help policymakers use the data to address issues surrounding the sustainable use of marine life. Visualisation tools and maps are available to help users make sense of the data, as well as free to use image galleries and related videos.

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