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ALL THE BIOMASS OF EARTH, IN ONE GRAPHIC

Our planet supports approximately 8.7 million species, of which over a quarter live in water. But humans can have a hard time comprehending numbers this big, so it can be difficult to really appreciate the breadth of this incredible diversity of life on Earth.

In order to fully grasp this scale, we draw from research by Bar-On et al. to break down the total composition of the living world, in terms of its biomass, and where we fit into this picture.

 

Published by: Iman Ghosh

August 20, 2021

 

Graphic Design by: Mark Belan

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