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New Map of Life Project Aims to Show Distribution of All Animals, Plants on Planet
May 10, 2012
A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed the first public demonstration version of their "Map of Life," an ambitious, Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet.
University of Colorado Boulder
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