Matthew Pizana onto animal kingdom
Clipped Nov 29
Take this to the next level, many of these species will be found deep underwater which is exactly the kind of environment that Europa has and maybe, now that we have found water on Mercury, life could be on an infinite number of planets.
Even after centuries of effort, some 86 percent of Earth's species have yet to be fully described, according to new study that predicts our planet is home to 8.7 million species. That means scientists have cataloged less than 15 percent of species now aliveand current extinction rates mean many unknown organisms will wink out of existence before they can be recorded. The study was driven by a simple question: "Are we within reach of finding all species, or are we way off?" said study co-author Boris Worm of Canada's Dalhousie University. "The answer is, we are way off."
This is shocking and I could see why. Wow!