"A Glimpse into the Dark: the Ocean's Hidden Crisis"
Presented by Isla Castañeda, Assistant Professor, Commonwealth Honors College Professor in Geosciences
The global oceans face an uncertain future due to increasing environmental threats from human activities. While underwater devastation remains largely concealed, the impacts of overfishing, pollution, acidification and climate change are readily noticeable even in the ocean’s most inaccessible regions. It is estimated that we have explored less than 5% of the global ocean yet anthropogenic environmental degradation is causing widespread loss of marine biodiversity, with largely unknown consequences.