marine biodiversity in south africa: an evaluation of current states of knowledge.continental south africa has a coastline of some 3,650 km and an exclusive economic zone (eez) of just over 1 million km(2). waters in the eez extend to a depth of 5,700 m, with more than 65% deeper than 2,000 m. despite its status as a developing nation, south africa has a relatively strong history of marine taxonomic research and maintains comprehensive and well-curated museum collections totaling over 291,000 records. over 3 million locality records from more than 23,000 species have been lod ...201020689849
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