Marine wildlife populations have halved in the last 40 years, report finds

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:25 am

Populations of marine wildlife have plummeted by a half on average over the past 40 years with some species suffering far greater declines as a result of habitat loss, overfishing, rising sea temperatures and worsening ocean acidity, a major report has found.The scale of the crisis facing the animals and plants of the sea is documented in detail by the study which claims that marine species around the world, including some that are critical to human food security, are in potentially catastrophic decline.Unprecedented pressures on the global ocean ecosystem from several directions are combining to create a perfect storm of difficulties for virtually everything that lives in the sea, says the WWF’s Living Blue Planet report.





http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/marine-wildlife-populations-have-halved-in-the-last-40-years-report-finds-10502547.html

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