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Industrialization of the Seas Could Spell Trouble for Marine Life

"Two hundred years later, the industrialization of fishing has ocean life facing similar pressures. Instead of sailing ships, satellite-guided supertrawlers now tow lines that stretch hundreds of miles. Overexploitation of fisheries has culled the population of large fish, such as tuna, by 90 percent. Shrimp farms are taking over mangroves, and 300-ton mining machines are pursuing seafloor mining claims with gold-rush–like fervor." - excerpt from article in Stanford News.

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