Prophecy Sign: Mass animal, fowl and marine life die-offs
“I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea-- and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble." "When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth," declares the LORD. Zephaniah 1:3 NIV
The Next Great Extinction Crisis Is Under Way Under the Sea
Imagine the outcry if half the life on land had disappeared over the past 45 years. That’s what has happened in the world’s oceans, according to a new report that finds that global populations of marine species have plummeted 49 percent since 1970. Certain fish that people rely on for food suffered even steeper declines: Populations of tunas, bonitos, and mackerels dropped by 74 percent, according to the study, which was compiled by the World Wildlife Fund and reviewed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London. By compiling data from 2,337 individual sources, including population estimates from scientific studies and databases, the researchers were able to estimate the changes in species populations from 1970 and 2012.