http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2008/02/15/a-global-map-of-human-impacts-to-marine-ecosystems


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A Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems

Original post made by Sanford Forte, College Terrace, on Feb 15, 2008

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This is a fascinating look at human impact on marine ecosystems. All natural systems undergo stress; all natural systems engage in macro-adaptation. This map shows that large impacts are being made on an ecosystem that we hardly understand, at the micro-level. What adaptations will this ecosystem make that impact humans, and what do those changes mean for our future?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 15, 2008 at 8:41 am

The oceans have always been the ultimate destination of wate matter from land. Works of man have reduced that flow.