Marine Ecology

How important is it to choose the fish you eat?  Or perhaps should we stop eating fish while the ocean ecosystems recover?  I hope to find out as I embark upon a short course of study – Marine Ecology – with the Southern Institute of Technology.  

With my trusty feline companion beside me, we will go on a voyage of discovery and I want to share what I find out. 

Should we be avoiding all tuna as Greenpeace advocates?  Or is skipjack tuna OK as Forest & Bird suggest in their handy Best Fish Guide?  http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/publications/-best-fish-guide

Is there hope that our oceans will provide food and livelihoods for future generations? 

Have we saturated the oceans with carbon dioxide and destroyed the natural balance?  Have we discarded too much plastic that is now in our seas?  What do these issues mean for us, marine life and the planet?

Too many questions! 

I hope to have a better understanding of the issues as well as a more personal blog site soon!

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