28 Sep '11, 9am

Turning the Tide on Deep Sea Destruction (VIDEO)

Turning the Tide on Deep Sea Destruction (VIDEO)

The deep sea is an extreme and unforgiving environment, so it may be surprising to learn that it is home to an estimated 10 million distinct species, rivaling the biodiversity of some of the world’s richest tropical rainforests . This dark region begins around 200 meters (218 yards) below the surface of the ocean, where most light cannot penetrate, and ends at the bottom of the ocean, at an average depth of nearly 4.3 kilometers (2.6 miles ). Coral reefs up to 8,500 years in age, sharks and fish unchanged since the age of the dinosaurs , and many organisms that have yet to be documented by science thrive in these depths. But for all the wonders of the deep, these ecosystems are under serious threat. This is especially true for those that are found in the international waters of the high seas, beyond any country’s national jurisdiction. Recent advances in technology, includ...

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