What Is Marine Life?

Marine life is the term for the living organisms that live in the ocean from coral polyps to northern fur seals and orca whales. An international project called the "Census of Marine Life" took 10 years and discovered an additional 1,200 marine species.

This study was concluded in 2010 with the results presented in London. The census looked at the way that marine life exists in the ocean and coexists with human life. It looked at the way that species survive and what they do when it comes to shelter, protection, food needs and reproductive needs. Marine life is an important area of study for scientists as it has been reported that the ocean holds 99 percent of all of the living space on Earth.