I had a similar experience to Greenberg’s. When I was in sixth grade our science class had to put on a science fair to demonstrate that we knew the scientific method. I decided to do mine on starfish populations over time. I went to a local harbor and counted how many starfish I saw, also identifying what I could. When the testing period was over the data was compiled and was presented. I fount the population was pretty consistent except for the day I couldn’t see due to weather. Unfortunately this would be the last time i would see most of these starfish and this population. The next summer sea star wasting disease hit. This was dentromental to the starfish. It caused a major die off and one species is now considered endangered, after this my life forever changed. I got more involved with research, I was even interviewed by the local radio station. I then went to volunteer at the science center. This was a fun experience for me and I got to learn more about the ocean that I love.
This point of the book I don’t believe he answered our question on the global fisheries. There still needs to be a lot more discussed to figure out this question.
As for the end of the book, I feel like he will be more pessimistic. This is because sometimes you can be dissapointed with the findings of your research, so if he found that they are indeed all bad. This could upset him and he may want to do more research to find out what is going on.