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More than 10,000 species are at risk of extinction every year, among them a swelling number of marine animals.
Humans have profoundly decreased the abundance of both large (e.g.,
whales) and small (e.g., anchovies) marine fauna. Such declines can
generate waves of ecological change that travel both up and down marine
food webs and can alter ocean ecosystem functioning. Climate change
threatens to accelerate marine defaunation over the next century.
Marine Biologist | UCSB
Wildlife populations in the oceans have been badly damaged by human activities.
We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event.
We should act quickly to slow the advance of marine defaunation.