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A Jellyfish Sandwich? No Thanks! Stopping Overfishing to Prevent the End of Fish

Posted On September 26, 2012 by

© alles-schlumpf

I don’t like to see red on a map. It usually means something bad: a hurricane warning, the decline of Arctic sea ice, or as this map shows, the amount of overfishing in 1950 and 2006. Did you click on that overfishing link and check it out? Pretty red right?

Overfishing is bad for fishermen who want to enjoy fishing today, tomorrow, and years from now. Without stable fish populations, there will be shorter or nonexistent fishing seasons – a huge blow to recreational and commercial fishing and the jobs/industry they support. If we don’t end overfishing, then, like Washington Post reporter Brad Plumer says, it’ll be “lumpy jellyfish sandwiches for everyone.”

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Wallpaper Wednesdays: Smartphone Wallpapers

Posted On July 25, 2012 by

Time for a new background? We’ve got some great new wallpapers for your smartphone this week! Click on one of the images below and save it to your phone or click here for further downloading instructions and other wallpaper selections.

Moon Jellyfish

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Harbor Seal

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Small Tide Pools

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Franken-jelly: Check the Pulse of New Artificial Jellyfish in this Video

Posted On July 24, 2012 by

Researchers have created an artificial jellyfish that propels itself through the water by pulsing, thanks to heart cells from rats.

This research may lead to break-through treatments for damaged human hearts, reminding us yet again that the ocean is one incredible laboratory for life-saving medical innovation.

Found on Wired Science and the BBC.

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