Posts Tagged: animals
The Animal Kingdom, specifically the marine insect known as the water skater, has devised a new use for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, using the expanse of pelagic plastics as a space to lay its eggs.
The Patch, now 100 times bigger than it was in the ’70s, has a formidable impact on the ocean ecosystem as it spreads pollutants and its smaller bits are ingested by marine life at a tremendous rate. With the addition of a more robust water skater population destabilizing the food chain, the Patch may very well be the most troubled neighborhood in the seven seas. Here’s to hoping they develop a mutant appetite for high-density polyethylene....more
E.B. White’s anthropomorphisms became childhood story staples, but they were also were a method of expressing himself to his family, and furthermore, significant in the evolution of nature writing. This essay in the Chronicle Review considers E.B. White’s relationship with animals and how they came to inform his personal narrative....more