This week’s top tweets include a mix of cute videos and important scientific finds–a great combination, if you ask me.
1. We Keep Getting Older, They Stay the Same Size–Or Do They?!
Fish are smaller than they were 100 year ago. Could radicalchanges in the ocean be to blame? ocean.ly/11d5ivu
— Ocean Conservancy (@OurOcean) February 3, 2013
Our most popular tweet of the week was definitely worth talking about. The news that suggests fish do not grow as large or mature as quickly as they used to is troubling at the very least. Some scientists claim that the size restrictions for catching fish is actually inducing this problem by encouraging fish to adapt via earlier maturation. This is a long-term issue that scientists will continue to monitor over time.