Why Help Endangered Marine Species?
The oceans were once seen as a near limitless source of resources; A fallacy that has led to the abuse of its limited resources. Conservation of the ocean is a pressing environmental concern: one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet human activities are pushing the ocean to the limit of it's capacity and soon it may no longer be able to keep up. Furthermore the arrival of plastics into the ocean as well as other man made products pose a hazard to marine life. 50% of the world's species are housed in the ocean, which provides 20% of dietary protein consumed by humans. The ocean and it's species are invaluable, leading to employment, sources of food, medicine and great cultural significance the oceans are vital to preserve.