A new study revealed that many marine mammals in the world are in danger and some of them are on the verge of extinction, as a team from the University of Exeter investigated the case of 126 species, including whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, manatees, dugongs, sea otters and polar bears, and found that 25% The least classified as being on the way to extinction.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the analysis determined that the semi-extinct porpoises and the endangered North Atlantic right whale are among those most at risk.
The published paper also indicates that 98% of all marine mammal species are exposed to some level of risk in 56% of the ocean.
After this detailed review, the researchers determined that the dreaded declines are a result of climate change, fisheries, pollution and other forms of human activity.
The international research team led by the University of Exeter is shedding light on conservation measures and research technologies that could protect marine mammals in the future.
“We have reached a critical point in terms of marine mammal conservation,” said Dr Sarah Nilmes, from the Center for Environment and Conservation at Penryn Campus in Exeter, Cornwall.
“Our paper examines a range of conservation measures, including marine protected areas,” she added.MPAs), Methods of reducing bycatch and community participation, in addition to highlighting some species that are in urgent need of focus.