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Cousteau urges action to save sea life

8 December 2014

If mankind does not act in time, it will lose its marine life, Pierre Yves Cousteau has said, Famagusta Gazette reports.

According to Cousteau, who was invited by the South Cyprus Department of Fisheries and Marine Research to address an event in Limassol, the seabed has only has 10% left of marine life which lived there 50 years ago. He added that without timely action, by 2040 there will be no fish left in the sea.

The 32 year old explorer is the son of famous French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and is the founder of Cousteau divers. He is an activist for the protection of the marine ecosystem.

Cousteau said that mankind is dependent on the sea, and that sea life produces over half of our oxygen supply.

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