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Buffet Of The Damned: Sailing into extinction

Some days, humanity can seem indistinguishable from the zombie infestations of fiction. One of the easiest problems to overlook among the many we as a species are creating for ourselves is the overfishing of the oceans. Whether it’s eating our way through the various species of fish that sit atop the marine food chain, or dumping the dead bodies of sea life that we don’t want in our haste to scoop up the ones we do (there’s a term for that: bycatch), our actions are changing and destabilizing the patterns of ocean life. Couple that with ocean warming driving the remaining fish into new areas and, well, Houston, we have a problem.

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