17 May 2012

Land, Sea and Air - the ties that bind

Yale, Environment 360 has an excellent article by Carl Zimmer today.

Zimmer writes about science for a number of magazines. A 2007 winner of the National Academies of Science Communication Award, he is the author of six books, including Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life.

Article summary:
A new study from a Pacific atoll reveals the links between native trees, bird guano, and the giant manta rays that live off the coast. In unraveling this intricate web, the researchers point to the often little-understood interconnectedness between terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

This article will stimulate your thinking about how we as mere gardeners, stewards of the soil and rainfall under our control, can positively or negatively impact the entire cycle of life.


Marine Education - Edmonds WA
Click on the link above, read the piece and let me know what comes to mind: What can we as individual gardeners contribute to the health of the earth?

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