From Our Blog
May 22nd, 2013
Moving into a new house is usually a very joyous event. Adults and children alike may feel twinges of sentiment for their old home, but typically the new place has some perks such as bigger rooms or new friends that [...]
May 22nd, 2013
Our health is very important. We live in a day and age of medical and scientific establishment. We are commonly told what we should and shouldn’t do to stay away from harmful chemicals and diseases. We are told to get [...]
There Are Always Other Fish in the Sea—or Are There?
We’ve all heard the adage, “There are always other fish in the sea,” usually proffered to us by our mothers or friends after we have a bad breakup or suffer rejection in the dating wild. However, contrary to what she would have you believe, your mom may not have been right this time. With the human global population increasing, our oceans are under greater and greater duress. What once seemed like a bottomless source of endless marine life is now in danger of becoming the world’s largest desert. Human pollution and ocean harvesting have depleted much of the world’s fish and aquatic life. As regulations have increased and fish numbers have decreased, the fishing industry has expanded their search for new populations. Using deep sea sonar technology and fishing instruments, fishing vessels are able to find and capture large numbers of fish, often with devastating results for the ecosystem. While the larger events like the BP oil spill garner media attention for the destructive acts of humans on the environment, it is the daily pressure we exert through unsustainable practices that do the most harm in the long-term.
Every Drain Leads to the Ocean
While technically not all drains lead to the ocean, like our orange clownfish once suggested, the majority of human waste is channeled into our ocean waters. Unfortunately for the coral reefs and other ocean life, this poses a danger to the health and vitality of our aquatic ecosystems.