Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
please read and watch:
Textbook, Vanishing Fish (Pauly, 2019): The Shifting Baseline Syndrome of Fisheries
TED Talk: Daniel Pauly: The ocean’s shifting baseline (Links to an external site.)
Considering The Shifting Baseline Syndrome of Fisheries chapter from your text, what would you say to students who haven’t taken this course and are just entering the field (or what would you say to your past self)? Write a short 3-5 line public service announcement (PSA) cautioning them (or you) about our slow response to overfishing, climate change, or harvest of marine resources (such as seabed mining). What should scientists new to the field know?
Thinking about your current or future career in the field (marine biology), describe the most important aspects of the course for you personally. Were you inspired from anything this term that you would like to explore further? Did any of your assumptions about course topics change throughout the term?