It’s darn expensive studying the ocean, as two Australian scientists pointed out recently. That’s the reasonwe know a lot more about what’s going on above sea level.
‘"Marine ecosystems are undoubtedly under-resourced,overlooked and under threat and our collective knowledge of impacts onmarine life is a mere drop in the ocean,’ wrote Dr Anthony Richardson,from The University of Queensland and CSIRO, and his co-author, DrElvira Poloczanska from CSIRO in Hobart.
‘There is an overwhelming bias toward land-surface studies whicharise in part because investigating the ocean realm is generallydifficult, resource-intensive and expensive,’ they said."
The rest of the June 11 Science Daily article is available here.