Co-produced by National Geographic. Video footage provided by Rick Morris, R.E.M Films, MAR-ECO, ICoMM, and National Geographic. To view the full “What Lives in the Sea?” press release, please visit
The Census of Marine Life is a global network of researchers in 89 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. The world’s first comprehensive Census of Marine Life – past, present, and future – will be released in October 2010.