August 14, 2005

Not a Single Living Thing

Several sea turtles have washed up dead in an area of the Florida coast where all the marine life has died.

... “Right now, anywhere we go from shore to 20 miles offshore, from Sarasota to Tarpon Springs, we can’t find a single creature alive on the bottom right now,” said Miller.

Miller says he’s never seen such death and devastation under water in his 20 years of diving.

“All the coral, all the sponges, all the crabs, not a single living thing, all the star fish, the brittle stars, everything’s dead,” said Miller. ...

You know what infuriates me the most about people who complain that environmentalists put the welfare of plants and animals above people? They do it in between meals made out of plants and animals. Enough of them die, we starve.

Posted by natasha at August 14, 2005 11:48 PM | Environment | Technorati links |