Human activity is challenging our oceans´ ecosystems. Overfishing, pollution, coastal degradation and other threats are putting thousands of marine species under threat. European researchers are searching the depths to understand the risks, so that they can provide better solutions.
Futuris has travelled worldwide with them to document their tireless assessment of Marine Biology. From deep-water corals off Scotland to endangered whales and dolphins off Sicily. From unknown bacteria on underwater volcanoes in Eastern Mediterranean to disminishing stocks of “sardinella” off the Senegalese coast. A special Futuris gets a glimpse of how European researchers are trying to assess the oceans of tomorrow.
euronews, 4 June 2010. Full article and video.