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Old 10-21-2013
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Re: The Ocean is broken? really?

Working on the EXXon spill on the Kenai I was amazed at the amount of plastic on the beach. mostly Japanese. that was then and its probably worse now but still covered with oil. Further down the coast I have no doubt we've wiped out the herring by overfishing, destroyed many salmon spawning areas by logging everything and introducing foreign viruses.Even without the spectre of climate change, dead zones are becoming more common, starfish seem to be disappearing and Humbolt squid will consume what's left .You don't have to be Chicken Licken to realize we're hip deep in the effects of our own barnyard crap but it's the bigger stuff that will make life interesting ; while it lasts.

Last edited by Capt Len; 10-21-2013 at 10:17 PM.
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