Media Resources

Media Resources
The first Census of Marine Life reported its findings of its ten-year investigation of diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life on October 4, 2010.  Those results and a decade of resources can be found on this website.  The following is an outline of what you might find and where.  Should you have any further questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Darlene Crist or Kristen Yarincik.

About the Census -- a summary of how the Census was structured, its scientific framework, sponsors, and links to learn more.

2010 Release of Census Results –  a detailed account of the news conference in London on October 4, 2010 to unveil the Census findings.

Science bookslinks to a number of books that describe the Census findings.

Scientific papers – links to more than 2,600 peer reviewed scientific papers can be found on this searchable database, as well as specific references at the PLoS One Collection, and Special Issue Journals

Video and image galleries- The Census created a wide selection of videos, many of which are available for use by the media. Census scientists and photographers also contributed images which can be viewed in a flash gallery. Some images are available for download at

Census in the News   2010 | 2009 | 2008 Short news stories about the activities of Census projects and researchers.

Media Contact List - Contact information for interviews, access to Census researchers, and further information about the Census.

Press Releases - Download PDF versions of Census press releases from 2003-2010.

FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions about the Census.

Census Perspectives - Interviews with researchers, speeches, essays, and films about the Census.

News Coverage Archive - Selected articles from the world press highlighting Census research.

Reports Archive -- Download PDF versions of the annual Highlights Reports, Draft Plan, and Project Annual Reports.

Census in the Arts -- Artwork inspired by the research of Census scientists.

Maps and Visualizations -- Maps and diagrams illustrating Census research and data.