The ocean contains half the fish it had 50 years agoStaff writer ▼ |
Sea A terrible and dangerous legacy
There are half as many fish in the sea today as there were in 1970, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Living Blue Planet Report.
Researchers with the Zoological Society of London note that the global populations of fish in the delicious Scombridae family (tunas, mackerels, and bonitos) fell by about 75 percent over that time period.
Ken Norris, a scientist with the Zoological Society, notes it's clear that "billions of animals have been lost from the world's oceans in my lifetime alone," and that, he adds, is "a terrible and dangerous legacy to leave to our grandchildren." ■
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