‘Butterflies of the Sea’ The Darkening Sea by Elizabeth Kolbert

The environmental writer of the New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert, wrote a disturbing article of the state of the oceans. Victoria Fabry, an oceanographer at California State University at San Marcos has been studying Pteropods which are zooplankton, a form of snail, also called “butterflies” of the ocean. The ocean absorbs about half of our carbon emissions, causing acidification threatening shell calcification….(See entire article.)  


~ by iwhist on June 22, 2008.

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