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Oceans in grave danger, scientists report

Marine extinctions today rival those in pre-historic times.


Climate warming, sea-water acidification, chemical pollution, and overfishing are just a few of the environmental stresses devastating our oceans, The Independent reports. A recent study conducted by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean confirms that the earth’s oceans face threats not present since pre-historic times. According to one of the organization’s leading marine scientists, extinctions of up to 450 million years ago, one of which eviscerated the dinosaurs, are similar to the extinction of large fish and small corals threatening our oceans today.


The Independent




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