Thursday, April 02, 2009

Oceana Reports : Oceans in Trouble

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran into Bligh Reef. The 10.8 million gallons of oil that flowed into Prince William Sound remains one of the most catastrophic ecological disasters in history. To this day, oil remains. Some species recovered, some never will.

Toxic Legacy examines the consequences of offshore drilling on marine life and habitats.
Renewed interest in oil drilling in the ocean, spurred by a period of high gasoline prices, threatens marine life and ocean ecosystems. The chances of oiling and poisoning wildlife, the risks of contamination and economic loss to local communities, and the contribution to climate change will all be greater if we expand offshore drilling.
Click to read Toxic Legacy

Hungry Oceans finds that 7 of the top 10 fisheries in the world target prey fish, as populations of bigger fish have become overexploited.

Scientists are reporting ocean predators emaciated from lack of food, vulnerable to disease and without enough energy to reproduce. Scrawny predators have turned up along coastlines around the world. Fishing communities are losing their livelihoods. Unless the current trends are reversed, we can look forward to a future with increasingly hungry oceans.

Click to read Hungry Oceans

1 comment:

paroles said...

excellent article, thank you


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