Study: Oceans at High Risk of Unprecedented Marine Extinctions
LIFE IN OUR OCEANS is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.”
That’s according to a report, to be officially released this week, by a scientific panel under the auspices of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).
For decades, marine experts have been aware of the declining health of ocean life. What this study seems to bring to the table is a more comprehensive view, with scientists of different areas of focus collaborating to uncover how various human-made threats — pollution, overfishing, climate change — may be affecting, and exacerbating, each other.