Marc July 14, 2008 7:32 AM

As someone who grew on Narragansett bay, this was happening long before global warming was a threat. Thermal pollution from the Brayton Point power plant has been killing off winter flounder for well over 30 years. To blame everything on global warming will let the real problem go unresolved.

Charles Palmer July 15, 2008 5:18 PM

Two related stories from the other side of the Atlantic, from where I have just returned from a fascinating week walking along the beaches in the Hebrides…

(1) Basking shark boom makes waves around Hebrides
s (Our ferry passed a couple of dozen of these huge sharks – once rare and now a common sight – on the voyage from Oban to Barra…)
(2) Seabird failure continues for another year
(“The declines are primarily being driven by changes in the availability of the fish that these birds depend upon…These changes are almost certainly being driven by changes in the sea environment that we still know little about…”)

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