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. The scientists, gathered for a workshop at Oxford University, warned that entire ecosystems, such as coral reefs, could be lost in a generation.
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