Larry Crowder

Feb. 15, 2008

State of the Oceans

We depend on them for food, recreation, and more -- so why do we treat our oceans so badly? In this hour, Ira and guests take a look at the state of the world's ocean ecosystems. The prognosis isn't good -- but is it hopeless?

oceans, ecosystems, water, coral, fish

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Strange Fish

Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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