Posts Tagged ‘Biodiversity’

Coral reefs heading for destruction?

October 18, 2010 1 comment

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Survey of marine life

October 4, 2010 Comments off

Today on BBC news website – "Scientists are celebrating the completion of a decade-long study of life in the world’s oceans – watch a selection of rarely-seen footage from their research"
Here’s the link.
On pages 270-273 in your textbooks, you can read about the 5 major mass extinctions in the ancient world. Some say we are about to have a sixth mass extinction caused by human influence on the planet. There’s even a book with the title!. A survey like this helps establish a baseline so we can see if that is true, and also uncovers new species we might be interested in from an evolutionary viewpoint.

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