A 'book' on every living thing

The biggest encyclopedia ever, with an entry for every living species, is available now at a computer near you.

By Susan Milius, 00:00 AM March 5, 2008

Fish that weigh more than a refrigerator. Fish with glowing slime. Fish that look like cows—or at least did to the folks who named them cowfish (and these creatures do have long faces).

Some very odd creatures swim through the world's waters. Now, getting to know them is about to get easier. Beginning last week, a new Web site went live. Called the Encyclopedia of Life (www.eol.org), this online book of life will offer basic facts on about 30,000 species—or kinds—of fish. That's every type ...

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