New research shows the oceans are much healthier with 10-30x more biomass than thought

03/03/2014 - 00:00

  By Geoff Vivian - <br><br><a href="">An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.  UWA Professor Carlos Duarte says mesopelagic fish – fish that live between 100 and 1000m below the surface – must therefore constitute 95 per cent of the world's fish biomass.<br><br>"Because the stock is much larger it means this layer must play a more significant role in the functioning of the ocean and affecting the flow of carbon and oxygen in the ocean," he says.<br><br>READ MORE ON PHYS.ORG</a>