Check out this National Geographic short about some of the beautiful and unique marine life that inhabits the Gulf and narrated by renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. This year is shaping up to be a big year for marine life. 2010 is the culminating year of the Census of Marine Life, a decade-long, international research project that’s involved more than 2,000 scientists who have pioneered to our planet’s ocean depths and discovered incredible biodiversity in place previously believed to be lifeless. This is also the year that the United Nations dubbed 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity.In the United States, the federal government is working towards a first-ever, ecosystem-based, national policy to protect, maintain, and restore our coasts and ocean (click here to support this visionary policy). And as it has for the past fifteen years, GRN, with your support, continues to fight for a biodiverse, vibrant Gulf of Mexico.