Report | March, 2009
Hungry Oceans: What Happens When The Prey Is Gone?
Oceana’s report finds that depletion of prey fish may be starving the oceans. You might think of predators eating anything and everything that comes in their path. While this may be true for some species, there are also a large number of predators that specialize on one or two food types that make up the majority of their diets. When overfishing, aquacultureand climate change exhaust these preferred foods, ocean predators and their young suffer and may not survive.