Bye Bye, Big Fish. Hello, little fish, hello hello hello hello hello ….

Little fish have fewer fish

To prey upon and bite ’em.

They prosper in their bigger niche…

But NOT ad infinitum.

–The Pondonome*

While the past century has seen large predatory fish, such as cod and tuna, plummet by two-thirds, small prey fish, such as sardines and anchovies, have more than doubled in number, the research shows. 

Although a spike in tiny fish might seem good for fisheries, “only some of these species can be exploited,” noted Christensen, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Little Fish Exploding in Number, Models Show

*With a nod to Jonathan Swift

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