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First Census of Marine Life report: Deep-sea octopuses originate from Antarctic waters

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Press release: Scientists report major steps towards first census of marine life

Meeting in Spain, global crew shares progress towards historic Census in 2010;
Among revelations in fourth interim global report:
Antarctic ancestry of many octopus species,
Behemoth bacteria, colossal sea stars, mammoth mollusks, more

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The 2,000-strong community of Census of Marine Life scientists from 82 nations today announced astonishing examples of recent new finds from the world

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