Posted on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 | 112 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Scientists warn that human activities may have pushed our oceans in to a new "extinction phase".
Marine experts have published a report outlining the decline in the condition of the world's oceans. Eco systems such as coral reefs are in danger of disappearing, as are fish stocks; an increase in carbon dioxide elevating ocean temperatures is one factor being blamed for these changes.
"A preliminary report from an international panel of marine experts said that the condition of the world's seas was worsening more quickly than had been predicted."