It's just been a day of doom and gloom, from WashingtonPost.com:
'Gruber's sentiments have become increasingly common in recent years
among a growing number of marine biologists, who find themselves
studying species in danger of disappearing. For years, many scientists
and regulators believed the oceans were so vast there was little risk
of marine species dying out. Now, some suspect the world is on the cusp
of what Ellen K. Pikitch, executive director of the Pew Institute for
Ocean Science, calls "a gathering wave of ocean extinctions."'
You can read the full article on washingtonpost.com.