Scientists seek to sort sundry names for sealifeJune 25, 2008 By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID , AP Science Writer in Other Sciences / Other
(AP) -- The underwater world and the underworld have at least one thing in common - lots of aliases. The Census of Marine Life, an effort to catalog all species of life in the oceans, has validated 122,500 species names so far, as well as 56,400 aliases, different names that have been applied to the same species over the years.
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