Marine Predators Disappearing

Date: 1/2/2012

Marine Predators Disappearing

Iconic marine predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins are becoming increasingly rare under current fishing trends, say University of British Columbia researchers. In half of the North Atlantic and North Pacific waters under national jurisdiction, fishing has led to a 90% decrease in top predators since the 1950s, and the impacts are headed south of the Equator, according to a new study published online in the

journal Marine Ecological progress

Series.

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