10 Reasons Why the Ocean’s Struggle is Real

1. It’s Getting Hot in Here.

Climate Change

 

2. One Fish. Two Fish. Red Fish… No Fish.

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3. Snow Caps Cones for Everyone.

Ice Caps Melting

 

4. Too Many Lionfish on the Dance Floor.

Invasive Species

 

5. I See Deadzones.

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6. No Escape from Plastic Monstas.

Plastics

 

7. Where Have All the Coral Reefs Gone and Where are all the Cod?

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8. Goodness Gracious, Great Plumes of Oil…and Mercury…and all that other crap we put in the sea.

Oil SPill

 

9. I’m all alone and there’s no zooxanthellae inside me.

Coral Bleaching

 

10. Fin.

Finning

 

Alex Warneke (109 Posts)

Alex currently resides as a Science Communicator for the National Park Service, where she inspires thousands a year to love the watery world. Alex earned her Masters degree in chemical ecology from San Diego State University investigating the effects of heavy metal pollutants on the chemical communication between organisms. In her “free time,” Alex enjoys convincing the public that Ecology is indeed sexy. With that goal, she is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the general public using the outlets of film and social media. When she is not busy busting a move or filming her next rap video, she can normally be found frolicking through the California kelp forest.


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