Friday, November 24, 2006

Deep sea life harpooned

The blobfish on this photo isn't getting ready to smile.

When I took my breakfast this morning in Wellington, New Zealand, I read in The New Zealand Herald this interesting story detailing further scientific evidence of irreversible damage from bottom trawling to vulnerable ecosystems, documented by a scientific team that just returned from a research cruise off the coast here.

Then, after breakfast I logged into my emails, and read that Iceland harpooned what was apparently the last chance of a meaningful compromise at the UN General Assembly on deepsea biodiversity conservation.

If I look myself in a mirror now, I'm sure I look like the blobfish!

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