Study shows intense deep sea trawling leading to ocean floor desertification

A research team with members from Spain, Argentina and Italy has found that intense deep sea trawling cuts seafloor biodiversity in half. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team reports on what they found in sediments taken from heavily trawled areas compared with seafloor areas that have not been trawled at all.

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