The ocean is broken

The ocean is broken

Macfadyen felt sick to his heart. That was one fishing boat among countless more working unseen beyond the horizon, many of them doing exactly the same thing.

No wonder the sea was dead. No wonder his baited lines caught nothing. There was nothing to catch.

If that sounds depressing, it only got worse.

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

Tragic. This planet needs a long respite from human activity. By destroying their environment, humans are bringing on their own extinction.

2 thoughts on “The ocean is broken

  1. Very tragic indeed. The feeling of sadness and hopelessness has been overwhelming to me lately. The only comfort has been SOTT, the Cass forum and the SOTT radio shows. Looking forward the latest addition to the Knowledge and Being videos too!

    Thank you Laura, for everything you and your crew do!

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