When carbon is released from the seabed sediment into the water, it can increase ocean acidification, as well as adversely affecting productivity and biodiversity.
According to a recent study released by 26 different marine biologist Bottom trawling, a widespread practice in which heavy nets are dragged along the seabed now pumps out 1 gigaton of carbon every year, that is, as much carbon dioxide as the entire Aviation industry.
In the bid to look for solutions and answers, the scientists have identified marine areas where species and ecosystems face the greatest threats from human activities.
The scientists said their results lend credence to the ambition of protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
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Source: The Guardian
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