Just when I thought the seas couldn't take any more grief, the Toronto Star reports, "Marine scientists strive to get a grip on the Blob." It turns out that a colony of sea squirts nicknamed the Blob is causing some concern.
"It's something new. It covers up the bottom and it forms a barrier between fish and what fish feed on, so logically you'd think it could be a problem," Page Valentine, a scientist with the agency, said from his office in Woods Hole, Mass.
"At some point it could get so pervasive that everybody will realize we've got a problem out there and it'll be too late."
As a planet don't have a very good record at dealing with problems before they become a real challenge. Maybe we'll luck out and this problem will be something that isn't so bad.