Larger marine animals at higher risk of extinction, and humans are to blame

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Sep
15

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“As the super trawler Margiris steams towards Australia’s shores, a series of concerns have been raised. One is the impact on marine life, like dolphins and seals, that invariably are caught in the vessel’s enormous nets. These pix were taken by researchers on board Dutch super trawlers while conducting peer-reviewed studies.” August, 2012. Captions and Photo source: © Greenpeace

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In today’s oceans, larger-bodied marine animals are more likely to become extinct than smaller creatures, according to a Stanford-led report. It’s a pattern that is unprecedented in the history of life on Earth, and one that is likely driven by human fishing…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (09-14-2016)

Fish Poachers Push Endangered Porpoises to Brink; Yale E360 (03-05-2016)

Study: Why Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Barges, Ocean Liners, Huffington Green (05-06-2015)

People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia, Greenpeace (09-12-2012)

Overfishing is as big a threat to humanity as it is to our oceans; Guardian UK (02-16-2016)

Sonic Sea, Film Documentary; NRDC May 19th, 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. “Sonic Sea” is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution…

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