Marine life facing mass extinction, report says

22 06 2011

 

A coral reef in Honolulu, Hawaii -- we face losing entire marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs, within a single generation.

London (CNN) — Marine life is under severe threat from global warming, pollution and habitat loss, with a high risk of “major extinctions” according to a panel of experts.

These are the conclusions of a distinguished group of marine scientists who met at Oxford University, England, in April to discuss the impact of human activity on the world’s oceans.

The meeting, led by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), examined the combined effects of pollution, acidification, ocean warming, over-fishing and depleting levels of oxygen in the water.

Read more at:

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/21/ocean.extinction.global.warming/index.html?eref=edition

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