Unfortunately, shark culling is not the only human-induced threat to marine species and the functioning of marine ecosystems. Here are just a few other issues that are threatening the existence of thousands of species globally: 567 more words
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Evidence has shown for some time now that due to human activity the Earth could be beginning its sixth mass extinction. However, recent discoveries show that unlike other mass extinctions larger sea life are more at risk of becoming extinct before smaller marine animals this time around. 106 more words
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The frigid waters off Japan’s eastern coast teem with sardines, mackerel, anchovy and scallop. They are some of Asia’s most fertile fishing grounds, inspiring an exquisite seafood-rich national cuisine, and supporting a domestic fishing industry worth some $9 billion each year.
You’ve been told countless times, ‘the ice is melting’. Maybe you’re doubtful or just fed up but here’s the thing – the ice really is melting, and fast. 391 more words
As we hit mid-summer, suddenly maximum temperatures in Eastern Japan dropped below 30℃ and rainy days continued. The media has been largely preoccupied with terrorism, various elections (somehow paying more attention to the antics of the Americans rather than the policies of their own – sometimes nefarious – electoral candidates) and the Olympics (I want to throw my TV away during Olympic season) Today, however, this rather long but interesting article appeared on my news feed. 2,634 more words