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The Sciences

Here We Go Again

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumSeptember 10, 2009 11:43 PM


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From yesterday's NYTimes:

The answer to the eternal mystery of what makes up a Filet-O-Fish sandwich turns out to involve an ugly creature from the sunless depths of the Pacific, whose bounty, it seems, is not limitless. The world’s insatiable appetite for fish, with its disastrous effects on populations of favorites like red snapper, monkfish and tuna, has driven commercial fleets to deeper waters in search of creatures unlikely to star on the Food Network.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, our oceans are going to hell in a handbasket. Sad, but not news to anyone paying attention. The signs of dramatic ocean decline are crystal clear. When there's nothing but jellyfish and algae left, our children may wonder why we knew, yet did nothing. So it goes.

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