I read about a “bio-blitz” in Yellowstone, an effort to find new species. Who coined the term “bio-blitz”, and how often is it used?



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    The term BioBlitz was coined by U.S. National Park Service naturalist Susan Rudy in mid-1996 while helping at the first one, which was held at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington D.C.

    The term has been used by many organizations who held similar events, such as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s bioblitz in Pittsburgh in 1997, National Geographic (who will hold one April30-May 1 at Florida’s Biscayne National Park), and others in foreign countries such as Canada, Spain, Taiwan…

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