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Posted Tue May 26 2009: from Toronto Globe and Mail:
Bad news, and good news, in our emptying oceans
Global study finds dramatic drops in marine life over the centuries, but it also finds hope that some depleted populations can recover... Today, there are 85 to 90 per cent fewer fish and marine mammals than there once were, said Poul Holm, professor of environmental history at Trinity College Dublin and the global chair of the History of Marine Animal Populations project. "We can now confirm this is a global picture, fairly consistent in the developed and developing world," he said. He is chairing a conference in Vancouver this week where paleontologists, archeologists, historians, ecologists and other researchers will present their individual findings and start to synthesize them for a report that will be published next year.
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'Doc Michael says:
Bad news = species collapse in ocean takes the planet with it; good news = less swimming accidents.

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