90% of all large fishes extinct in past half century

February 18th, 2010

A new global study concludes that 90 percent of all large fishes have disappeared from the world’s oceans in the past half century. Another cause for extensive fish extinction is the destruction of coral reefs. This is caused by a combination of factors, including warming of oceans, damage from fishing tools and infections of coral organisms promoted by ocean pollution. It will take hundreds of thousands of years to restore what is now being destroyed in a few decades.

Source: “Global climatic and environmental crisis and its solution; Part one – the problem” – PSRAST

Date: First published 24 January 2004

Source: Loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions – GlobalIssues.org

Date:  Last updated: 1 Dec 2009