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Unformatted text preview: population still grew. While it’s obvious that much of this article is accurate, there are a few problems. The author never really says anything about why ocean temperatures are warming, and if there are other changes going on in the ocean. We’ve learned about ocean acidification, for example. Is it possible that this is making the waters more jelly friendly? Also, this isn’t necessarily a fault of the author’s, but the article mentions a Japanese scientist that has been lobbying for years. As we discussed in class, this can harm a scientist’s credibility and citing this information might not be the best idea for making a strong argument. While this is a compelling story and a very interesting one as well, the author doesn’t have a lot of scientific information to back it up and most of the information provided is primarily anecdotal. The author should be careful of this as it can lead to trouble if the information is false....
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- Fall '08
- Jellyfish Swarm Northward, Rose Harris Googe