Regulatory News

New research by experts who are a part of the International Program on the State of Oceans shows that marine eco-systems are under a greater threat than what was previously thought. Overfishing, pollution and climate changes are the factors which are threatening the existence of a number of living creatures unprecedented in history.

The study saw changes occurring earlier than expected, like ice melting in the Arctic, Greenland, and the Antarctic - and their consequences: ocean levels increasing and methane being released into the sea. The presence of pollutants in fish was another problem. Scientists also verified the proliferation of toxic algae carried throughout the ocean on plastic objects.

"The conclusions are shocking. We are seeing changes that are occurring faster than expected and in ways that were only forecasted for hundreds of years from now," stated Alex Rogers, scientific director of the program and professor at the University of Oxford.

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