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A view from the top of the food chain - The Galveston County Daily News : Outdoors

September 18, 2014

A view from the top of the food chain

Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 1:29 pm | Updated: 1:43 pm, Mon Mar 24, 2014.

With the oil spill in Galveston Bay, I contemplate the scenery we watch on a sunny spring evening, focused on the swaying reeds of the wetlands, the call of the many shorebirds, the silent flapping wings of an egret landing.

But what our eye comprehends is merely the tip of a mountain that rests on millions of organisms that build the great food chain we survive on. The egrets are themselves at the very end, eating fish nourished in the same water that now is contaminated.

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