Despite the many benefits Oceans are facing vast extinction from multiple stresses according to several marine experts from around the world. Primary threats include: ocean acidification, climate change, ocean pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices.
As is the case with many career paths, my journey toward joining Ocean Conservancy as President and CEO is a long and circuitous one, and it begins with a childhood spent playing along the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany.
BP tweeted the Natural Resources Defense Council's report and said it shows improvements in Gulf coastal areas after being tainted with 170 million gallons of crude. Problem is, that's not what NRDC's report stated.
It was time for Gulf coast community groups to join together -- the Gulf was their lifeblood, and it has been threatened by oil like never before. Without a common voice, fighting those who seem bent on burying this disaster will be a losing battle.
Scientists have known for decades that when carbon dioxide mixes with ocean water it creates an acid, but only recently did they begin to realize what this growing quantity of acid would mean for ocean life.