In 1996, killer whales in the subantarctic were observed to have been eating the catch of longline fishing vessels, and this behaviour has only grown through the years. Part of the reason more killer whales are engaging in depredation — going after food sources produced by humans — is the predictability, reliability, and abundance of toothfish caught on human deep-sea fishing lines. It’s posited that more whales engaged in this after toothfish populations were depleted by mass fishing. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here