In a frightening but groundbreaking analysis of hundreds of data from varied sources , a team of researchers have predicted a possibility of sea life getting extinct in future because rampant human activities.
Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research said that, “We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event.”
The only silver lining in this bleak scenario is that there is still time to reverse this damage and bring the oceans to its former state.
According to Malin L. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the study says that the impacts are gathering speed but we have not reached a stage where we cannot reverse them.
The experts warn that it is harder to assess the health status of marine animals especially those animals which live deep in the oceanic depths. The different ecosystems are constantly changing and they differ from one ocean to another.
McCauley and his team obtained Data from varied sources ranging from fossil record, statistics of modern container ships, fish catches and sea bed mining.