As the oceans go...

March 20, 2012

In this TED video presentation, oceanographer Paul Snelgrove talks about a massive international effort to survey and cololect population data on lhe lifeforms the world's oceans. What they found was alarming.  Pelagic fish populations have declined dramatically due to human exploitation.  Industrial fishing is virtually strip mining the oceans. In the middle of the Pacific, human detritus has accumulated in a massive whirlpool of waste several hundred miles wide.  Yet, despite the dearth of human stewardship, the evidence suggests the ocean realm is highly resilient. It can recover if given a chance.

Here is the link to Paul Snelgrove's TED presentation...

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_snelgrove_a_census_of_the_ocean.html


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