Oceans Face Mass Extinctions

    Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriace) swims along the coral reef with cobia (Rachycentron canadum) fish and sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) fish taken on April 3, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida (USA) in the Atlantic ocean. (AP Photo/Lazaro Ruda)

    Lazaro Ruda

    The oceans are in far worse shape than we thought. In a preliminary report presented to the United Nations, an international team of renowned scientists warned Tuesday that a mass extinction of ocean life would be inevitable if current trends of acidification related to global warming continue. Species from coral to sea turtles could vanish within a generation, and the die-off would rival past extinctions. The situation is “more dire” than any of us thought, the scientists warned.

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