Friday, June 03, 2011

Plenty more fish in the sea? No, not really …

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The great David McCandless at Information is Beautiful has released an animated visualization of Atlantic fish stocks in 1900 and 2000. The results are even worse than I would’ve guessed:

Animated graphic: “Plenty More Fish in the Sea?: Biomass of Popularly Eaten Fish” (in 1900 vs. in 2000)

It took me a moment to even realize there was still actually some yellow. You know, there. Along the East Coast. Squint, you’ll see it.

Of course, I’m sure such a decline won’t have any negative effects whatsoever … right?