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Healthy Oceans Are Critical to Our Economy

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Started by Bhaskar Mallimadugula on
11 Jan 2012 at 10:43

A very good speech on health of waterways in USA.

http://darien.patch.com/articles/healthy-oceans-are-critical-to-our-economy

The following speech was given Oct. 14 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City by Stephen M. Coen, Ph.D., president and CEO of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., the parent organization of Mystic Aquarium:
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We must pay attention to the food chain in our oceans and waterways. We have depleted large stocks of fish, and many of the ocean’s top predators—including whales and sharks—are endangered. These animals are sentinels of the sea. If we listen, they will tell us what is happening in the ocean environment. Understanding their immune systems can help us prepare for and react to adverse changes in our own environments.

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