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Attish kanhai –  Earth Island Journal –  November 6, 2019
In the early twentieth century, coal miners would carry canaries in cages with them as they descended into the cavernous depths of mines. As long as the canaries kept singing, the miners would continue working. If the canaries stopped singing, it was usually because they had died, alerting the miners about the presence of carbon monoxide and other toxic gases. In a way, our oceans also come equipped with their own canaries. And while corals may be the best known example, seagrasses are an important early warning system of underwater environmental degradation that we have ignored for far too long. Read full article here.




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