Water News: Vast Pacific Ocean Biosystems Breaking Down, Abalone Collapse with Kelp Forests

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 December 2017



Vast Pacific Ocean Biosystems Breaking Down

Abalone Collapse with Kelp Forests

The widespread collapse of kelp forests off the Northern California coast has devastated abalone populations.
East Bay Express, November 29, 2017.

The Abalone disappears as the environment supporting the Abalone breaks down and disappears.


Abalone Disaster-Level Harvest Limits 


Any long, close personal observation or review of recent research about our planet's ecosystems on land, in the skies, or under the waves all show severely damaged ecosystems operating under continuing, steadily increasing direct and indirect pressures.

The direct pressures are direct reductions in ecoystems through building, overdevelopment, massive over-harvesting of ocean life, chemical and plastic poisioning, among many frontal assaults and subtle insults.

The indirect pressures are the changes in the timing and character of the seasons themselves, drastic changes in the very nature of the physical environmental context our planet's ecosystems operate within. These changes in the traditional weather patterns are moving far outside the ranges that our planatary ecosystems have operated in for thousands of years, and they are changing at an unprecentented pace for the natural world to either produce itself, or accommodate. 



Scientists measure extent of recovery for critically endangered black abalone,
California Academy of Sciences, April 2, 2019.

Main Points

This research does not measure the extent of recovery, it does not establish populations previous to collapse, nor the level they dropped to, nor establish the size of present populations, making it a complete failure to fulfill the promise of its title... A Lousy piece of work.

How about this, for an accurate title:
Scientists Count Old Abalone Shells, have fun, make positive statements, but otherwise provide no new knowledge or proof of any recovery at all...



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