Read a little. Learn a lot. • Tightly-written news, views and stuff • Follow us on TwitterBe a Facebook FanTumble us!

07 Feb 2011 23:00


Offbeat: Scientists to oysters: You have become irrelevant

  • They are functionally extinct – in that they lack any significant ecosystem role and remain at less than one percent of prior abundances in many bays.
  • An elite team of researchers • Reporting on a recent study on oyster habitation. This is quite the indictment of the humble oyster: “Hey, not only are 85% of your reefs destroyed; you’re also completely unimportant to your surroundings and have no impact on anything.” Sheesh. source

18 May 2010 11:13


World: Holy carp: The UN says oceans could run out of fish in 40 years

  • If the various estimates we have received… come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish.
  • United Nations Environment Program leader Pavan Sukhdev • Regarding the possibility of the oceans running out of fish. The UN says that the problem can be prevented if subsidies to fishing fleets are cut, and fish are given safe zones where commercial fishing can’t take place. If not, we hope you like avocado rolls, because there may not be enough fish for your sushi if the UN is right. source