Overfishing : The Plight of our Oceans

Overfishing : The Plight of our Oceans

When was the last time you ate sushi? Fish and chips? Clam chowder? Fish tacos? Fish is delicious, and we know it. Maybe we've eaten too much though: more than global warming and ocean acidification, overfishing is the biggest problem faced by our oceans today. How much fish can we eat without adversely affecting the ocean? How much have we already taken? Read on to learn more about overfishing: what it is, the economics behind it, its consequences and how you, as an individual, can help fix it!

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The Coelacanth: Warrior of Evolution

The Coelacanth: Warrior of Evolution

With an ocean as expansive as it is unexplored, there are bound to still be a few surprises left. Enter the coelacanth, a highly unusual fish of great evolutionary importance that was presumed extinct for 66 million...until a living specimen was hauled up in a fishing net in 1938. This is the story of a very weird fish with an impressive knack for beating the evolutionary odds.

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Rafting on a Tragedy

Rafting on a Tragedy

Life is truly one big experiment. Take, for example, the devastating 2011 Japanese tsunami. It is an unprecedented event which is allowing invasion ecologists to study a phenomenon that is not very well understood and rarely observed. Rafting is the process whereby organisms float from one place to another on an object over a body of water; to many organisms, Japanese tsunami debris is nothing more than 1.5 million tons of rafting material.

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