Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is this how bluefin tuna go extinct?

Celebrated with a glittering party, the world gathered to say goodbye to the bluefin tuna. At least, that's what happened in Barry Foy's satirical piece on feasting the beast to extinction.

It is possible for us to eat ocean creatures into oblivion. We just said goodbye to the Caribbean monk seal, declared extinct this week after we ate them into near-oblivion over a century ago.

Or will we actually reverse the trend and see bluefin tuna recover in our lifetimes? The choice is up to us.

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