Thursday, July 28, 2005

Marine Biodiversity

Evidence indicates that marine predator diversity has declined 10 - 50% in the past 50 years as a result of fishing pressure and changing climate.  Link: Global Patterns of Predator Diversity in the Open Oceans -- Worm et al., 10.1126/science.1113399 -- Science

The NY Times reported, after this post, on the Worm study.  It provides a more complete summary.  Biodiversity reduced in open oceans

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2005/07/marine_biodiver.html

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