WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints a troubling picture. In addition to the plummeting number of marine vertebrate species, populations of locally and commercially fished fish species have fallen by half, with some of the most important species experiencing even greater declines.
Time is running out as the world warms and as we continue to pollute and plunder the planet no matter the cost. Seen below is Eco Watch's chart showing the precipitous decline of all vertebrate species in the world's oceans.
Time to WTFU before it's game over, don't you think?