5 October 2008

The new Beagle will bring attention to ocean decline

The decline in ocean health during the last fifty years is starkly presented in this Shifting Baselines video:



We are determined that the new Beagle be used to shine a light on this important issue, not least by comparing Darwin and Fitzroy's physical and biological observations to those made on the voyage of the new Beagle in 2010-. This seems likely to reveal an even more pronounced change in the ocean environment than that detected in the last fifty years, providing even stronger evidence of humans' dramatic impact on marine ecosystems.

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