World’s Most Dangerous Oceans–WWF

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oceanThe measure of what is dangerous depends on to whom and by what. “Most dangerous” is, by definition, a meaningless term, unless put in very specific context. These things are true of the new WWF most dangerous “hot spots” in the world’s oceans. They may be good for swimming and fishing. As far as big ships go, they should be avoided.

The WWF study commissioned for World Oceans Day states:

“Since 1999 there have been 293 shipping accidents in the South China Sea and east Indies, home of the Coral Triangle and 76 per cent of the world’s coral species.” said Dr Simon Walmsley, Marine Manger, WWF International. “As recently as April this year we`ve seen a Chinese fishing boat run aground on a protected coral reef in the Philippines that had already been damaged by a US Navy ship in January.”

Fishing vessels accounted for nearly a quarter of…

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