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Populations Of Marine Mammals, Birds, Plants And Fish Are In Serious Decline Globally...

Blog Post - It’s frightening, but true… a third of all the world’s seagrasses have been lost in just a single human generation*

… including those that live right here, in the vast stretches of saltwater of which we are guardians. If we lose them from our waters, they are lost to the world forever! 

Consider these Facts

  • More than 90% of Australia’s shellfish reefs have now disappeared
  • In the 20th Century, the world’s seagrasses declined by over 30%
  • Between 1980 and 2005, nearly 20% of all mangrove cover globally was lost
  • At least four turtle species (Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, Green and Loggerhead) are listed as endangered or critically endangered
  • Between 1970 and 2012, species of fish including tuna, mackerel and bonito, declined by as much as 75%
  • One in four species of sharks, rays and skates is now threatened with extinction, which has a terrible flow-on effect for the marine ecosystem
  • Many marine molluscs like nudibranchs are becoming increasingly rare due to pollution, loss of suitable habitats and biodiversity decline.
*Hoegh, Guldberg et al., 2015

 

 

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