Wednesday, September 03, 2008

4,500-year-old ice shelf breaks away -

"'The Markham Ice Shelf had half the biomass for the entire Canadian Arctic Ice Shelf ecosystem as a habitat for cold, tolerant microbial life; algae that sit on top of the ice shelf and photosynthesis like plants would. Now that it's disappeared, we're looking at ecosystems on the verge of distinction,' said Muller."

It's always been questionable how knowledgeable some mainstream media science editors were about science. Now we have to wonder how much they know about English.

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