12 Jul '11, 5pm

Ever heard of a fish that walks? Better see the endangered handfish quickly before it vanishes for good!

Ever heard of a fish that walks? Better see the endangered handfish quickly before it vanishes for good!

Ocean prognosis: mass extinction (06/20/2011) Multiple and converging human impacts on the world's oceans are putting marine species at risk of a mass extinction not seen for millions of years, according to a panel of oceanic experts. The bleak assessment finds that the world's oceans are in a significantly worse state than has been widely recognized, although past reports of this nature have hardly been uplifting. The panel, organized by the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), found that overfishing, pollution, and climate change are synergistically pummeling oceanic ecosystems in ways not seen during human history. Still, the scientists believe that there is time to turn things around if society recognizes the need to change. Ocean acidification dissolves algae, deafens fish (06/02/2011) As if being a major contributor to global warming wasn't enough,...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0712-hance_fs_handfish.html

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