Ocean Life At The Brink Of Extinction


Ocean life on our planet fared much better than its land counterparts when it comes to human-caused extinctions, but we are close to causing unprecedented damage to the ocean ecosystems. A team of scientists, in a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, has concluded that we have taken the oceans to the brink of disaster.

Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research told The New York Times, “We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event.”

Dr. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the new report said, “If you cranked up the aquarium heater and dumped some acid in the water, your fish would not be very happy. In effect, that’s what we’re doing to the oceans.”

However, they also said that there is still time to avert a disaster of unimaginable proportions . . .

Read about it at The New York Times

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