Abalone Poaching Is Rampant In South Africa To Feed Demand For The High Priced Delicacy In Asia

Rampant poaching has dwindled the abalone population in South Africa’s coastal waters where the mollusks have also been over harvested, forcing buyers to look elsewhere.

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Inventory Divulges A Complex Marine Life & Aims To Catalog Species In Danger Of Extinction

The waters off China, the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico have been featured in the the top five regions in terms of biodiversity according to the preliminary census published in the open access Public Library of Science. It is a result of a 10-year project by 360 scientists at a cost of US$ 650 million dollars.

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