Species Extinction in the Marine Environment: Tasmania as a Regional Example of Overlooked Losses in Biodiversity

  title={Species Extinction in the Marine Environment: Tasmania as a Regional Example of Overlooked Losses in Biodiversity},
  author={Graham J. Edgar and Cath Samson and Neville Scott Barrett},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract:  We used Tasmania as a case example to question the consensus that few marine species have recently become extinct or are approaching extinction. Threats to marine and estuarine species—primarily in the form of climate change, invasive species, fishing, and catchment discharges—are accelerating, fully encompass species ranges, and are of sufficient magnitude to cause extinction. Our ignorance of declining biodiversity in the marine environment largely results from an almost complete… 

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