First do no harm – oceans in the ER

The following is an article published in the LA Times by Larry Crowder, director of the Duke University Center for Marine Conservation at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. His makes excellent points that we should do no harm to the ocean and that big changes – at the international level are needed to protect the oceans.

Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandiAugust 6, 2006

Healthcare for the Oceans

There’s only one way to save the seas — a scaled up, big-picture effort.

MOST OF US surf, swim and fish without concern for the health of our oceans. But as the Los Angeles Times series “Altered Oceans” made clear, all of that is at risk. The oceans are now afflicted with chronic problems caused by human activities. Like our own bodies, the seas suffer when we put too much into them and expect too much out of them. Continue reading