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Monday, May 19, 2003

It appears that it's now safer to go into the water. The world's population of large predatory fish has dropped some 90%, according to recent studies. The reason? Commercial fishing has decimated fish populations, causing a domino-like effect throughout the marine food chain.

I'm sure the increased yen for that old-time Asian delicacy, shark-fin soup, has contributed to this sharp decline.

Could it get any worse for the fishies? Heck, I bet any day now, a rumor will break out that shark-fin soup is an effective cure for SARS. Why not? It makes about as much sense as thinking that a facemask is actually going to prevent an airborne virus from getting into your system. Like it won't be able to get in through your nose, eyes, ears and skin pores...