Scientists from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) have found that South Atlantic ecosystems’ degradation is a result of years of overfishing and habitat destruction.
The researchers conducted their study by studying the remnants of fish using archaeological techniques in various locations in Brazil. Comparing the ancient records to the modern ecosystems shows the extent to which humans have had an impact.
Once bountiful and varied ecosystems on the coast of Brazil are a shadow of their former glory.
Scientists believe that by harnessing archaeological data, we can better understand past and present marine ecosystems and how the trends are changing over time.
You can find the original research here.