22 Jun '11, 7pm

Decade long marine research reveals biodiversity hotspots for ocean predators [Treehugger]

Decade long marine research reveals biodiversity hotspots for ocean predators [Treehugger]

Decade-Long Study Reveals Biodiversity Hotspots The 10-year-long study was published in Nature this week, and the authors state, "Overexploitation and climate variability impact the abundance and distribution of top predators in ocean ecosystems. Improved understanding of ecological patterns, evolutionary constraints and ecosystem function is critical for preventing extinctions, loss of biodiversity and disruption of ecosystem services... We identify critical habitats across multinational boundaries and show that top predators exploit their environment in predictable ways, providing the foundation for spatial management of large marine ecosystems." This level of understanding of how marine animals move around the ocean is a major boon for conservationists working on international agreements and plans for conservation in the open sea. The study includes Pacific bluefin tuna...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/10-year-study-rev...

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treehugger.com 21 Jun '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 21 Jun '11, 8pm

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