Monday, August 29, 2005
Marine mammal species extinction article (Environmental News)
This article on marine mammal species extinctions appeared in the Washington Post a few days ago (Wednesday, August 24, 2005). It is definitely worth a read, if you haven't read it already. In the last thirty-four years, sixteen mammal marine species have become globally extinct, and more are being threatened every day. One hundred and twelve marine mammals have become extinct in certain areas. And that's just the marine mammals--not counting other ocean and land critters. Very informative aritcle, touching base on extinction, changing scientific views, and human impacts on the environment.