Sunday, August 7, 2011

Waste dumping are fishing, mining and climate change is the transformation of deep-sea ecosystems more rapidly than scientists can study

It 's problems in depth. The deep ocean is the last true wilderness on earth, but grows 1800 km below the surface, an ecological crisis.

On Monday, scientists at the Census of Marine Life (COML) project, completed the 10-year assessment of the world 's oceans in 2010, published their analysis of the impact on people in the deep sea with. Their conclusions were powerful: the largest habitat on earth will be damaged by pollution, resource exploitation and climate change.

Lack of detailed scientific knowledge about the deep sea makes it a difficult environment to protect. One way to stop the damage is to create protected areas. "Management measures such as marine spatial planning and the creation of marine protected areas are very important policy developments that allow us to use resources in the ocean and protect its biodiversity," said Dr David Billett of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, who took part in the COML assessment.


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