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Horizon: The Death of the Oceans?, BBC Two | reviews, news & interviews

Horizon: The Death of the Oceans?, BBC Two

Horizon: The Death of the Oceans?, BBC Two

David Attenborough warns of seas fished to extinction within 40 years

Scientists from the University of Queensland measure the effect of acidic seawater on coral reefs

Many of us enjoy a slap-up fish supper. Far too many, unfortunately. Now that the Earth’s population is approaching seven billion, the drain on the denizens of the world’s oceans is becoming insupportable, many aquatic species are hurtling towards extinction, and at this rate the international commercial fishing industry will collapse by 2050.

Many of us enjoy a slap-up fish supper. Far too many, unfortunately. Now that the Earth’s population is approaching seven billion, the drain on the denizens of the world’s oceans is becoming insupportable, many aquatic species are hurtling towards extinction, and at this rate the international commercial fishing industry will collapse by 2050.

Images of whales, tuna, marlin or a dead turtle hanging in a fishing net were worth far more than a thousand words

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