26 Jul '11, 11pm

Shark Deaths Throwing Off Ocean Balance

Shark Deaths Throwing Off Ocean Balance

An ocean devoid of life is a difficult concept to digest, but we are heading in that direction. We are currently deconstructing the foundation of the intricately balanced web that supports all marine life. From microscopic plankton to the largest blue whale, they all depend upon the continuation of a mathematical equation, a system of checks and balances that insure the survival of each species. If there is even a minor quantity change in any member species, it upsets the universal balance. A species removed from the system results in an accumulation of their food source and starvation of their predators. This event then effects the next species predator/prey and so on. So what happens when an entire super-order of fish, is removed from the oceans on a global scale? This is happening now. According to a recent Pew Foundation study, sharks are being removed from the ocean a...

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