The BBC has featured a report compiled by the International Program on the State of the Oceans (IPSO) that highlights the dire state of the oceans. IPSO and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) co-sponsored a three-day conference earlier this year that drew 27 participants from 6 countries. Highlighting overfishing, global warming and acidification as the primary causes, the conference issued the following stark warning:
“That the world’s ocean is at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.”
IPSO’s full report on the conference’s findings is available as a pdf download.