Saturday, June 21, 2008
"It's a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by one of those forms of life"
-Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
I was reminded of this quote today, thought I would share it. Rachel Carson was a biologist who worked for the US Fish and Wildlife service (after studying at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and Johns Hopkins), and also wrote books as an ecological activist, teaching people about the wonders of nature, particularly the ocean. She wrote "The Sea Around Us" and "The Edge of the Sea" as well as the "Silent Spring" which warns of the use of pesticides, for which she was a vocal activist. I haven't read the sea around us, but I can highly recommend the Edge of the Sea and the Silent Spring.