Watery graves

日期:2019-03-06 10:03:05 作者:童肽 阅读:

By Jeff Hecht CENTURIES of overfishing have inflicted more damage on coastal marine ecosystems than the modern ills of pollution and climate change. The pre-industrial harvesting of sea creatures such as turtles, otters and oysters eventually triggered the collapse of many ecosystems, says an international team of scientists. But the havoc wreaked by early societies has been largely overlooked. Besides plundering the ocean, many palaeontologists blame humans for wiping out the giant animals that roamed the Americas until about 10,