Dr Jason Hall-Spencer at the Guardian

Dr Jason Hall-Spencer has written an excellent essay on the urgency of oceanic action, fueled by the recent findings of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).  Make sure to check it out.

The crux of the problem is that the rate of changes in ocean systems is accelerating and outstripping what was expected just a few years ago. Destructive fishing practices, pollution, biodiversity loss, spreading low-oxygen “dead zones” and ocean acidification are having synergistic effects across the board – from coastal areas to the open ocean, from the tropics to the poles.

via A steward for our oceans | Jason Hall-Spencer | Comment is free | The Guardian.

See also:  The State of the Ocean’s site and the original full report (PDF) Dr Hall-Spencer refers to.

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