|Louise Narrows Queen Charlotte after Fukushima|
|Queen Charlotte Islands B.C. Canada Pre Fukushima|
Life in these narrows should look like a cartoon bursting with color from top to bottom and left to right. It would take you a lifetime to count and study the inhabitants. The near-shore zone of the ocean—defined by the Census as the coastal areas to a depth of around 65 feet (20 meters)—is the most-studied region of the ocean because it is so easy to access from land. But surprisingly, we still don’t know how many species live by the shore. Estimates vary widely, from 178,000 species to more than 10 million. Or how about this- 38,000 microbes in a liter of seawater.
The Expedition is home now and we're going through what is left of life, in the Pacific Ocean.
So take out your notepad and jot down the number of species you see.
Fukushima Expedition for Life