Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Jan
20

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A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them…

Read Full Article, The New York Times

Oceans face wildlife loss, UCSB
A consortium of scientists, including UC Santa Barbara’s Douglas McCauley, has found that the same patterns that led to the collapse of wildlife populations on land are now occurring in the sea…

Original Study: “Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean” Science
Humans have profoundly decreased the abundance of both large (e.g., whales) and small (e.g., anchovies) marine fauna. Such declines can generate waves of ecological change that travel both up and down ma­rine food webs and can alter ocean ecosystem functioning…

The Speed of Change: Oceans in Distress, An International Report, IPSO (06-20-2011)

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