Wildlife loss in the global ocean - a story of cautionary hope
January 15, 2015
UC Santa Barbara marine scientists lead a global review of the past and future of wildlife in the oceans. Drs. Douglas McCauley and Robert Warner of UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) compare patterns of terrestrial and marine animal loss in order to place human effects on marine fauna in perspective and to elucidate ways to navigate towards recovery. They find marine fauna to be in much better condition than terrestrial fauna, presenting a valuable opportunity for us to chart a better future for our oceans.