Wed, 8 July 2020
Marine Parks can provide some sort of protection; however, it all depends on the types of Ocean uses that are allowed to take place such as fishing or deep-sea mining. More protections may be necessary once research in the marine park takes place.
An example of this scenario occurred in a recent study at a Marine Park in Australian Water where the banks and pinnacles that typified the undersea habitats made way for a higher than expected number of species. The high biodiversity increased the call for better protection from commercial and recreational fishing that is allowed in the Marine Park.
Link To Article: https://phys.org/news/2020-07-underwater-cameras-reveal-biodiversity-hotspot.html
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Category:biodiversity -- posted at: 12:00am EDT