Bluefin Tuna Extinct in 3 years

At current fishing rates, estimates show the species will be extinct in about three years. The IUCN lists Atlantic bluefin tuna as critically endangered.

This all follows the oil spill in one of two of the species spawning grounds.  The other is in the Mediterranean.  A petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeks to put bluefin on the Endangered Species List, which would force the Mineral Management Service to consider how offshore drilling affects the species.

The full article is short and well worth two minutes of your time.


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