08 Jun '11, 6pm

9 Facts About Ocean Conservation

oceana, ocean conservation tips scuba diver in deep blue ocean Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, 80 percent of the world\'s fisheries are now overexploited, fully exploited, depleted or recovering from overexploitation by fishermen.\r\n\r\n Overfishing isn\'t the only problem. Erosion, along with fertilizer and pesticide runoff from both farms and residential neighborhoods, contributes to pollution of near-shore waters, where more than 400 dead zones have been documented worldwide. Global warming is increasing ocean temperatures. Ocean acidification , another consequence of global warming, threatens the viability of ocean ecosystems in the decades ahead. Some have gone so far as to suggest that we\'re sending the oceans back to some primordial stew , full of algae, jellyfish and not much else.\r\n\r\n It...

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