Aquatic Vegetation (IMAGE) Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research Caption Inland waters are freshwater hotspots for biodiversity. Occupying just one percent of the planet's surface, they are home to ten percent of all species. Credit Loreta Cornacchia Usage Restrictions credit photographer, available for non-commercial use License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.