Clown Fish By Julian King, Via Creative Commons.
Clown Fish By Julian King, Via Creative Commons.

Important New Study For Sanibel & Captiva: Ocean Life Faces Extinction

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Implications For Florida, Sanibel & Captiva Ecosystems.

Marine Animals Beginning To Disappear, But Not Too Late.

The journal Science released significant new research on Thursday.  The bad news:  loss of marine species is begging to occur.  The good news:  it is not too late.

“The loss of animal species in terrestrial environments has been well documented and is continuing. Loss of species in marine environments has been slower than in terrestrial systems, but appears to be increasing rapidly. McCauley et al. review the recent patterns of species decline and loss in marine environments.

Though they note many worrying declines, they also highlight approaches that might allow us to prevent the type of massive defaunation that has occurred on land.”

For more information, please see the current issue of Science

Clown Fish By Julian King, Via Creative Commons.


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