Nurdles are new to me and not to be found in on-line dictionaries but receive many Web references. People who jump at the chance to be a charter subscriber to new periodicals sometimes find after a time that there are periods when reasons for maintaining a given subscription come to seem dubious or even non-existent. Mother Jones, though, is now coming back into its own. The current (March/April) issue contains a full and frightening roundup of the state of Earth's salt waters. There's even a great pocket guide listing fish to avoid (struggling populations, etc.) and fish it's okay to eat (not endangered, not containing unhealthful substances).