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IT was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it.
No fish. No birds. Hardly a sign of life at all.
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.
The ocean isn't broken...it's fubar'ed.
I'm sure over fishing is the main cause. But how big of an impact would the fukishima fallout have caused by now? How much commercial fishing is out the middle of the Pacific? I don't know much about it but I'm not sure i want to believe it's really that dead all the way from Japan to California.
It makes me ashamed to be a human being.
Our oceans are being fished empty.
It's a sad fact.
I watched an Eye-opening Vice documentary about the damage humans have caused to the planet, - particularly the ocean.
The furthest point from civilization on the planet, and it's absolutely riddled with evidence of the presence of its human inhabitants.