More People Are Keeping Sea Creatures As Pets

 - May 17, 2007   Updated: Aug 15 2011
References: sciencedaily
Pet lovers abound the world over. Humans have domesticated all sorts of land animals - lemurs, hedgehogs and all sorts of rodents and reptiles. But it may come as a surprise that there has been a large increase in the number of sea creatures being adopted as pets around the word. Domestication of marine life is on the rise. In addition, 'aquaculture' (think agriculture of the sea) is also becoming increasingly important to industry and to humanity.

Implications - While the domestication of land animals from puppies to hamsters has been the long standing norms, the recent rise in domesticated marine species is indicative of a change.