[Coral-List] Giant in fish conservation, Ransom Myers, passes away

Douglas Fenner dfenner at blueskynet.as
Sat Mar 31 03:00:48 EDT 2007

Ransom Myers published groundbreaking studies of the overfishing of cod, large predatory fish, and sharks, among other things.  He published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including regularly publishing in Science.  Another of his articles on sharks just appeared in the current issue of Science, with some of his many co-authors: "Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean."

 Read more about Myers and his contributions to marine research on the CBC website at


For more of the amazing story of Cod, we recommend the small book,

Kurlansky, M.  1997.  Cod: a biography of the fish that changed the world.  Walker, New York.

 -Doug Fenner and Janet Ley

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