"Cabled observatories" will give scientists a better picture of the unknown
By McKenzie FunkPosted 04.11.2011 at 12:44 pm 0 Comments
All we really know is that we know very little. We don’t know how temperatures are changing in the midwater zone: Satellite sensors penetrate less than seven feet below the surface. We don’t know the terrain: Our charts cover less than 10 percent of the seafloor. And we don’t know what lives there: The scientists who completed the first Census of Marine Life, an international research initiative, last year documented some 190,000 species—but know next to nothing about as many as a million more.