Thursday, August 14, 2008

No Bars

But plenty of jellyfish--mmmm!

Another example of "our" fate, that is, Louisiana's, being your fate, too:

In a study to be published Friday in the journal Science, researchers say the number of marine "dead zones" around the world has doubled about every 10 years since the 1960s. At the same time, the zones along many coastlines have been growing in size and intensity. About 400 coastal areas now have periodically or permanently oxygen-starved bottom waters. Combined, they constitute an area larger than the state of Oregon...

While the size of dead zones is small relative to the total surface of the earth covered by oceans, scientists say they represent a significant portion of the ocean waters that support commercial fish and shellfish species.

But enough of "our" versus "yours." It's all "our" fate.

Besides, having actually tried jellyfish (at a Chinese restaurant in New York) I can assure you that few things are quite as unappetizing.

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