Marine ecosystems provide key services both globally and locally, which are essential for maintaining life on our planet. However, marine biodiversity faces an unprecedented range of pressures. In recent years climate change has caused changes in species distribution and presents new challenges for marine biodiversity as oceans become more acidic.
EEA (European Environment Agency)
Published: 17 Mar 2010
This message is the 4th in a series of '10 messages for 2010'. Each
message provides a short assessment focusing on a specific ecosystem or
issue related to biodiversity in Europe. The remaining messages will be
published at various intervals throughout 2010. More detailed information on the published and upcoming messages.