Dead Oceans

August 5, 2008

“Humankind is polluting the world’s oceans at such an accelerated rate that 80% of Caribbean corals have been destroyed.  There are now 150 ‘dead zones’ in the world’s seas that are being taken over by a strain of cyanobacteria, an ancestor of modern-day bacteria and algae that flourished 2.7 billion years ago.  The black fungus called ‘fireweed’ burns anything it comes in contact with.  The only thing that can survive in this bacterial stew is the jellyfish, which is set to replace all other fish in future seafood diets.” (Los Angeles Times)

Weird to think about, huh?


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