Mediterranean sea on the brink of ecological disaster
No one doubts that the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful seas of our planet! Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the fabulous beauty of this unique on the Ground water basin, will never forget it. However, according to leading environmental experts, the Mediterranean sea faces a real environmental disaster.
The fact is that for more than a decade a group of environmental scientists from 80 countries were engaged in a thorough study of the flora and fauna of the world ocean. This study claims the title of one of the most detailed and objective in the world. The results of the study the Mediterranean sea is becoming less suitable for life of its inhabitants. Moreover, in comparison with other seas and oceans of our planet, the situation in the Mediterranean is the most critical. These studies were recently published in the open scientific journal PLoS ONE (The Public Library of Science Public library of science).
Such a difficult situation in the water basins of our planet, scientists explain the influence of several negative factors. They mention climate change on Earth in General, and the deterioration of the ecological situation in the region and the world, and overfishing and even such unusual factors as the emergence of new, so-called invasive species of plants and animals. We are talking about some species of flora and fauna, intentionally or unintentionally stepped outside their natural habitats, and, entering the Mediterranean sea, entrenched themselves there, began to compete with native species and to occupy new ecological niches.
According to environmentalists, the 4th percentage of species of fish and animals of the Mediterranean are invasive. Half of them ended up there, having sailed from the red sea through the Suez canal. It is known that they are extremely adversely affect the biodiversity within the Mediterranean sea. While scientists say that we may lose many species of flora and fauna of the Mediterranean sea, and not knowing about their existence! They believe that almost 75 percent of the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean sea inhabit the great depths and the science is still unknown.
Well, it seems that this time the alarm of scientists based on accurate facts, rather than assumptions and General hysteria around global warming. Now we can only expect, what steps will be proposed to preserve this unique ecosystem for at least our ancestors were able to experience the diversity of the underwater world of the Mediterranean sea.