A new species of the genus Munidopsida
Butterflies of the sea
Deeper Than Light
Two new species discovered in the deep Gulf of Cadiz
Bathymetric zonation of deep-sea macrofauna in relation to export of surface phytoplankton production
The roles of habitat heterogeneity in generating and maintaining biodiversity on continental margins

Comarge Project




COMARGE (Continental MARGin Ecosystems on a worldwide scale) is a project of the Census of Marine Life, a decennial programme aiming at assessing and explaining the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.
The scope of COMARGE is the biota living on the seafloor of deep continental margins, between about 200 m and 3000 m depth. The project was launched in 2005 with the main purposes of:


  • Increasing the understanding of biodiversity patterns on continental margins, from the local to the global scale.
  • Fostering data archiving, data exchange and data access.
  • Popularizing the results of the project and heightening public awareness of the diversity of continental margins.



Census of Marine Life

Institut océanographique

Fondation Albert 1er Prince de Monaco