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An overview of marine biodiversity in United States waters

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Daphne G. Fautin, Penelope Delton, Lewis S. Incze, Jo-Ann C. Leong, Clarence Pautzke, Andrew A. Rosenberg, Paul Sandifer, George R. Sedberry, John W. Tunnell Jr., Isabella Abbott, Russell E. Brainard, Melissa Brodeur, Lucius G. Eldredge, Michael Feldman, Fabio Moretzsohn, Peter S. Vroom, Michelle Wainstein, and Nicholas Wolff, 2010, An overview of marine biodiversity in United States waters: PLoS ONE, v. 5, iss. 8.

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Marine biodiversity of the United States (U.S.) is extensively documented, but data assembled by the United States National Committee for the Census of Marine Life demonstrate that even the most complete taxonomic inventories are based on records scattered in space and time. The best-known taxa are those of commercial importance. Body size is directly correlated with knowledge of a species, and knowledge also diminishes with distance from shore and depth. Measures of biodiversity other than species diversity, such as ecosystem and genetic diversity, are poorly documented. Threats to marine biodiversity in the U.S. are the same as those for most of the world: overexploitation of living resources; reduced water quality; coastal development; [...]

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