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Beautiful marine species, beautifully captured. But each is at risk of extinction, according to the Treehugger slide show, “10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification.” According to author David DeFranza, “Adding carbon to the atmosphere contributes to global warming and climate change. Another less-discussed impact is ocean acidification — whereby carbon molecules diffuse into the ocean from the atmosphere, causing a steady rise in acidity.”
What can we do to make a difference? Check out this U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Ocean Acidification Program article, aptly titled “What Can We do about Ocean Acidification?“
A while back, my brother owned a used bookstore called Applegarth Books. It’s closed now. When it was first starting up, I built a small website for it, and used the following two clip-art images. I’m posting them here because, well, I think they’re pretty neato… I just wish I could cite the artist and original source. Anyone?
I met someone yesterday who is planning to move to Costa Rica from Colorado. Wow! What a big change! That made me think more about my trip there in June 2013, and I’ve decided to re-post a few of my favorite pictures (click on them for a closer view) from my “First Trip to Costa Rica – Post 3” because I’m not sure how many folks have actually seen those photos (I set it up as a gallery, and it hasn’t gotten many hits). So, here you go: