I’ve been looking at ocean biodiversity, that’s the diversity of species that live in the world’s oceans. About 20 years ago biologist developed the idea of what they called ‘biodiversity hotspots’.
These are the areas which have the greatest mixture of species, so one example is Madagascar. These hotspots are significant because they allowed us to locate key areas for focusing efforts at Q31 conservation. Biologists can identify hotspots on land, fairly easily, but until recent, very knew if hotspots existed there.