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Nature Scientists Determine Earth Has 8.7 Million Species

Ambarsaria

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...-earth-has-87-million-species/article2139597/

Interesting article talks about 8.7 million species on earth. There is much talk in Eastern wisdom about 84 Lakh (Lakh/Lac = 100,000) species or 8.4 million species. What gives!

After 100's if not thousands of years, fascinating to see the count being within 3.5%.

I don't know the basis of original number but it is very very amazingly strange.

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Any comments.

Thanks.
 

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Breaking down the number, 6.5 million species are on land, and 2.2 million are in the ocean. But of those species, 86 per cent of land-inhabitants and 91 per cent of ocean-dwellers have not yet been discovered, described or catalogued, the study reports.

When you don't know the missing pieces, how can you possibly say what the final count is?! :confusedkudi:
 
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