It’s Time to Throw in the Trawl

Date: September 4, 2013

Source: Deep Sea News

Author: Dr. M

Les Watling is a professor at the University of Hawaii who is simultaneously one of the leading experts on two very different types of organisms–deep-sea crustaceans and corals.  His work has revealed key information about the ecology and evolution of both of these groups.  His publication and citation rates are so high they make other scientists weep.  Yeah…Les is kind of a science badass.

But today Les propelled himself to Samuel L. Jackson levels of badassery.  At Nature, he attacks, and rightly so, deep-sea trawling in an article titled “Deep-sea trawling must be banned.”  No waffling here.


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