21 Jun '11, 5pm

Oceans Are at Dire Risk, Team of Scientists Warns

The state of the oceans is declining far more rapidly than most pessimists had expected, an international team of experts has concluded , increasing the risk that many marine species — including those that make coral reefs — could be extinct within a generation. Ove Hoegih-Guldberg Coral bleached as a result of stresses including global warming and acidification. The scientists, who gathered in April at the University of Oxford, cited the cumulative impact of the stresses on the oceans, which include ocean acidification related to growing carbon dioxide emissions, a global warming trend that is reducing the polar ice caps, pollution and overfishing. ‘‘This examination of synergistic threats leads to the conclusion that we have underestimated the overall risks and that the whole of marine degradation is greater than the sum of its parts, and that degradation is now happenin...

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