343. Fifty Years To Wreck The World

by Jarvo J December. 09, 2010 6033 views

Between 1950 and 2003, 90% of top predators in the oceans (tuna, shark etc.) disappeared.

Currently factory ships with nets up to 60 km (yes, sixty) long use sonar to find shoals of all types of fish. Many species are on the brink of extinction.

??If present trends continue, commercial fishing as we know it will have collapsed by the year 2050?. David Attenborough

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Thebronzebow 9 years, 9 months ago

A sobering statistic and an excellent pic

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Rodica O 9 years, 10 months ago

What a great image but ...sad ...as sad as the predictions

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Fariba Jafarnejad 9 years, 10 months ago

amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great shot!

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Huiching 9 years, 10 months ago

That's not a shocking news... As all of us have been alerted continualy for many years... But somehow still never care.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Andrea 9 years, 10 months ago

Wow, cool!

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Marsha 9 years, 10 months ago

You came up with a compelling image to go with the very unsettling statistics...

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Ricardo 9 years, 10 months ago

before reading your description i had not noticed the fish.
after reading your description i noticed the fish.
the same is with fishing.
when you fish, you don't notice how many fish you had taken
when you are not fish, you realize how many innocent fish you've killed in vain.
ok ok, even though i hate sharks because they eat people (people are succulent yummy yummy), we must have some consideration about the wild life...sad life, sad world!

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paul 9 years, 10 months ago

A thought provoking shot....Jon.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Manuele 9 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful image

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 10 months ago

Perfect!

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Jacki 9 years, 10 months ago

Pretty much a mess we make not being able to curb our appetites to have whatever we 'want'... good post.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 10 months ago

This is an actual problem. Human being is becoming the ultimate predator distroying life on earth

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 9 years, 10 months ago

Greast point, Ruth; and fantastic shot/post, Jon.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lis 9 years, 10 months ago

this is a thought provoking shot.. As population increases, more commercialism exist. These days there are a lot of restos and anything that has to do with making money. Nature is being abused by many of us and as long as people are happy and satisfied they wouldn't notice the suffering of Mother Nature until one day it will take its toll on us. Sad reality.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Mimpsukka 9 years, 10 months ago

awesome colors in this pic! i love it

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years, 10 months ago

wonderful photo and interesting commentary !

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Anna 9 years, 10 months ago

This is a horrible thing... But as long as there is money in something, some people refuse to change what they are doing... Even if it, as in this matter, causes species to extinction...
It is a great shot anyway, really tells a lot together with the text.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 9 years, 10 months ago

A very important post! And a great photo!

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 9 years, 10 months ago

Very thought provoking shot and commentary.

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 9 years, 10 months ago

thoughtful post

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 9 years, 10 months ago

yes.....sad

9 years, 10 months ago Edited
Claire 9 years, 10 months ago

wow !!!!!!!!!

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