Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2014
-▶ WEST COAST SARDINE CRASH COULD RADIATE THROUGHOUT ECOSYSTEM http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-sardine-crash-20140106,0,3689464.story#axzz2pgLZvIKp
Pew Environment, December 11, 2013
-▶ WHY SARDINES MATTER
The Pacific coast of North America supports one of the most vibrant and diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, largely because of the presence of thick schools of small prey fish such as Pacific sardines.
Unfortunately, this crucial forage fish appears to be in the midst of a severe population decline. Its absence will be felt by dozens of species of West Coast seabirds, whales, sharks, dolphins, and commercially important fish such as salmon and tuna that depend on sardines as a major food source... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pacific-sardines-critical-food-source-in-steep-decline-85899526197?utm_campaign=2013-12-19%20Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Quest Science (9:39)
UNDERWATER WILDERNESS: CREATING MARINE PROTECTED AREA
The waters off the coast of California are some of the richest in the world. But massive declines in fish species have led state leaders to begin creating large protected areas, or "no fishing zones," similar to wilderness areas on land.
FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...
-▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/89htxZ
-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6nNENV
-▶ KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/68bs8X
"SEA THE TRUTH"
IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY
▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH
-▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DYING: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL
-▶ OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7cjPXt