01 Aug '11, 2pm

Shark Week: Why we need to protect our ocean predators: #enviro #earth #japan

The computer you’re reading, right now, has to be upgraded periodically to keep pace with the evolution of software, which sometimes does seem to change like species do from natural selection. But while our technology and the World Wide Web are becoming increasingly complex, our real world environments and their food webs are sadly simplifying. To start, we’re losing many of the world’s top predators, a phenomenon scientists call “trophic downgrading.” You wouldn’t want to downgrade your computer, yet that’s what we’re doing to our planet. Recently, NRDC oceans team attorney Leila Monroe highlighted the loss of marine predators in her post, “Jellyfish Stings & the Trophic Blues.” She mentions a study there, “Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth,” from a recent issue of Science that cites other noteworthy examples of this devastating effect in our oceans. It’s a topic that d...

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