In 45 Years, We've Lost Nearly Half The Ocean's Animals
A new report from the World Wildlife Fund shows overexploitation and climate change pose a greater risk to the world's oceans than ever before.By Evan Thomas | September 17, 2015
The World Wide Fund for Nature — also known as the World Wildlife Fund — says half of the world's marine animals have died out in a little more than a generation.
Since 1970, marine animal populations have declined by almost 50 percent. Some commercial fish families, including tuna and mackerel, have lost 75 percent of their stock. (Video via World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic)
"Often that word 'emergency' gets bandied about, but in this situation it really is an emergency," said one WWF official in Australia.