Native Village Youth and Education News
March 1, 2009 Issue 195 Volume 4
Polar Seas: 8,000 miles may lie between the North
and South Poles, but scientists have discovered that
both poles have at least 235
species of creatures in common. How most landed at
both ends of our planet is a mystery.
The scientists are gravely concerned about the polar seas' future. "Only through the cooperation of 500 people from more than 25 countries could the daunting environmental challenges be overcome to produce research of such unprecedented scale and importance," Poiner said. "And humanity is only starting to understand the nature of these regions."
The National Science Foundation estimates between 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 species of life exist on the planet. Science has only identified 2,000,000
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