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post #16 of Old 10-24-2013
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

The decline of inland, coastal, and open waters is scientifically quantified. How does someone sailing across the ocean actually "see" the decline? The surface is a minute fraction of that ecosystem.

The ecology of the ocean is hard to "see," but go to any major metropolitan port and you can "see" the effects of coastal pollution. If you read early American descriptions of the Chesapeake Bay, it is impossibly sad to understand what it has become. Go to any third world port and it is positively a sewer. Sure there are birds and fish still, but do we deny there is a problem unless they're completely gone.

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