Do fish count as wildlife?
For too long, “fish” have been viewed as separate from “wildlife” by government conservation agencies and the general public; and it needs to change. Today, the commercial capture of fish remains one of the largest and one of the last commercial harvest of animals on the planet. …
How many marine wildlife are there?
According to the World Register of Marine Species, WoRMS, the total number of marine species known to us is about 240,000 species (2021 census). However, it is estimated that there are 1.4 -1.6 million marine species on earth (Bouchet, 2006.).
Which group include all marine animals?
We are included in the Phylum Chordata, which includes all animals with a nerve cord (called a notochord) at some stage of their development. Marine life in this phylum includes marine mammals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, sea otters, polar bears), fish, tunicates, seabirds, and reptiles.
What happens if marine life dies?
The collapse of ocean bio-diversity and the catastrophic collapse of phytoplankton and zooplankton populations in the sea will cause the collapse of civilization, and most likely the extinction of the human species.
Are birds considered animals?
An animal is a land mammal other than a human being. Insects, birds and fish are not animals. Animals live in marine and terrestrial environments. Insects, birds, and fish are all animals.