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Study Reveals A Part Of Ocean's Past
By Matt J. Weiss, May 25, 2009 @ 01:35 PM (EST)
Source: Bbc.co.uk
They say the decline was probably the result of rising population and pollution levels.

The study forms part of a series that examines the impact of humans on life beneath the waves throughout history.

The findings will be presented at a Census of Marine Life (CoML) conference in Canada, which begins on Tuesday.

"Fish bones are found in archaeological sites... all around the north-western part of Europe," said co-author James Barrett, from Cambridge University's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

"What we have done is to start to piece together some of the information that has been gathered."

This involved looking at the fish bones to determine what species they came from, and from what time period.

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