Monday, November 26, 2012

Marine biodiversity - Good to know

Life on our planet originated in oceans. These gigantic bodies of water cover 95% of the habitable space on Earth and provides home for a vast diversity of life, from the smallest bacteria to gigantic blue whales.

The health of the oceans must improve if we are to save the rich biodiversity in our oceans. This means protecting our oceans and seas from environmental threats such as climate change, pollution overfishing, and ocean acidification.

The scientists estimate there are up to total number 2.2 million living marine species (excluding microscopic bacterias).

There needs to be better funding for marine research because only science can save the life in our oceans from this variety of different environmental issue. There needs to be the adequate long-term support for marine biodiversity research because science does not only have to discover the changes  brought by these issues but must also find the way on how can marine life adapt to these changes.

The scientists from all over the world need to work together because only global approach can save the biodiversity of life in our oceans. The global politics will also have to change its course and put more emphasis on environmental issues. If only science and politics could see eye to eye.

Fish are among the most threatened species on our planet.

Many environmentalists say that biodiversity loss is even bigger issue than climate change. The challenge of preserving the world's biodiversity is perhaps even greater than tackling and adapting to climate change.

Marine protected areas are one of the best solutions to protect biodiversity in our oceans and seas. These areas can give marine life a chance to thrive without the constant interference from humans.

Every marine species counts. From the smallest to biggest, each and every one of them plays important part in marine food web. The entire life on our planet is interconnected and oceans are no exception.

Fish and various marine species are among the most threatened species on our planet, with one of the main reasons for this situation being an over-exploitation by fishing fleets.

The decline of our planet's marine biodiversity reduces the productivity and sustainability of ecosystems, causing economic loss in billions of dollars. 

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