As previously reported on World Oceans Day, June 21, 2011, by Sea•thos, the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) released their “Implementing the Global State of the Ocean Report“.
On July 13, 2011, Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) gave a speech on the Senate Floor about the report. The Senator emphasized the state of our unhealthy oceans and how marine life is in peril due mostly to human action around the world.
The Representative discussed ocean stresses, such as overfishing and pollution as well as issues like photdegradation and acidification. He highlighted the current threats of mass extinction and eco-system collapse that are possible within a single generation.
Sea•thos would like to commend this effort by Senator Whitehouse. The world must work together to preserve and protect our ocean, the largest eco-system on Earth.