Central Park's 'Bioblitz'

A 24-hour marathon catalogs the rich bio-diversity of New York City's Central Park.
July 1, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Biologists and enthusiastic amateurs gathered for a BioBlitz, a 24-hour-long marathon in which they count as many living things in Central Park as possible. The counting began at noon yesterday and will end at noon today, when a census of Central Park's collective life — the first ever in a spot check like this, organizers say — will be tallied. There were bird counters, insect counters, bat counters and fish and aquatic invertebrate counters, including a group of divers aiming to plumb the park's lakes and ponds."

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Published on Saturday, June 28, 2003 in The New York Times
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