Posted November 03, 2018 05:03:54 We’ve known for years that marine life went extinct on land, but a new study shows that we may have begun to lose the species before that time.
The study by researchers at the University of Bath and the University College London shows that marine organisms began to decline in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The findings are published in the journal Biological Conservation.
The scientists studied the carcasses of the marine species that were believed to have gone extinct in the oceans around the world, including a few that were previously thought to have disappeared completely.
Their results show that between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, about 30 percent of the world’s marine species went extinct.
This is more than twice the number of species that died in the 19th century.
The researchers also discovered that some species were being wiped out at a rapid rate.
“What we’ve discovered is that marine mammals were dying on land before they were disappearing,” lead researcher Dr Anne Lappe said.
“This is very surprising.
We were already finding that the species that we thought were disappearing were actually thriving.”
Marine animals that are thought to be extinct include whales, dolphins and sharks.
There were some indications that these species were declining due to pollution and pollution-related diseases, but scientists now think the causes may have been linked to climate change.
“We don’t know what is causing the declines, but it’s clear that we need to do more to protect these species,” Dr Lappo said.
It is also known that many marine species were found to be able to adapt to different environments.
Some species, like sea turtles, were found in warmer waters, while others, like whales, were often found at colder depths.
These marine species have evolved to survive in different environments, and this has been shown to allow them to survive.
For example, some species can survive in a freshwater environment while others can live in an alkaline environment.
“They are living at different temperatures, and that’s where they can adapt to new conditions,” Dr Soren Johnson said.
In some cases, some marine species can be more resistant to diseases.
The Australian-born scientist said that marine animals are able to live on land because they have a natural symbiotic relationship with plants.
“There’s a symbiosis that exists between the animals and the plants, and they use their own symbiotic systems to survive,” Dr Johnson said