Sunday, August 10, 2008

42 Countries in 4 months-A blog to watch

We get tipped off to some amazing blogs and websites. Today was no exception. Discover and join the team from Moving Sushi-Marine Resources Expedition as they kick off their 42 country 4 month land based ocean odyssey with a visit to South Africa's sharks:

The world’s oceans are in deep trouble
. From the northernmost reaches of the Arctic Circle to the Southern Oceans surrounding Antarctica the seas are been stripped at an unprecedented rate. Since the 1900’s, many species may have declined by nearly 90%, and unfortunately it does not stop there. Every aspect of the ocean is being mined for its resources; coral reefs are being destroyed by dynamite and cyanide for both food and the aquarium fish trade, which is suggested to top a billion dollars a year. Seamounts have been targeted due to the aggregation of high market value pelagic species associated with them, like the tuna. Kelp forests, sandy shores, estuaries and the deep ocean are all relentlessly exploited by a range of fishing strategies and advanced technologies with subsequent devastating effects.

No comments: