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We're Taking 100 Million Tons of Sea Creatures From the Ocean & Replacing Them With Plastic: Sylvia Earle

Environment  (tags: oceans, trawling, destruction, reefs, corals, marine health, wildlife, politics, nature, protection, destruction, conservation, environment )

- 2958 days ago -
People don't know the real cost of the shrimp that are on their plates. Trawling for shrimp is like bulldozing a forest to catch songbirds and squirrels. You throw away the forest and all the other creatures and shake out a few pounds of protein.

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Tina Ranieri (14)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 5:02 pm
...and the men who hold high places must be the ones to start, to mold a new reality, closer to the heart.

Jacque K (35)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 5:14 pm
Have you ever watched a "survivor show?" Not the reality one, but one where the person is dropped off and left out in the wilderness or at a beach or at sea for about a week? It doesn't matter where - what matters is that they are suppose to be shipwreckes, lost in the jungle what ever, but there is ALWAYS signs of civilization all around. On the beaches they find fishing nets, plastic bottles, ropes etc.. never is the area pristine and without garbage. If no one live around for miles, where does it come from? If you need to ask you need a wake up call.

Little A (33)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 5:23 pm
Actually, I never watched that particular show though we have a spin-off here.
I have watched Ray Mears' survival and Last Man Standing (more my thing) and the pictures of a buddhist monk carrying a 'disposable' take-away-meal wrapped up or the Masai with plastic bottles will forever be engraved in my sight.
You don't have to wonder where that will end up either.

Michael Cozens (3)
Tuesday May 18, 2010, 9:30 pm
The incredible destruction we are wreaking upon our natural resources is a curse our descendants will rightly despise us for.

Little A (33)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 8:58 am
If not already by our ancestors, Michael.

Cindy C (125)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 12:53 pm
oh my goodness me we need to take better care of our earth as we are slowly destroying it well I should say the fast way. We need to teach people to take more care of everything on earth sea, oceans and land as well as our animals and definitely our children.

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 1:09 pm
The present rate that humanity is taking seafood from the sea is unsustainable. There will be a crash in the populations of many fish species in the next few decades.

Tamila F (3)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 1:26 pm
So sad, but true.

Julie P (17)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 1:31 pm
The world is on course to empty Earth's oceans of fish as early as 2050 unless measures are taken to curb fishing fleets and give fish stocks a chance to develop, the United Nations Environmental Programme warns.

Patricia C (96)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 3:13 pm
I watched the whole video of Sylvia Earle's. Since I began "thinking", (well, okay, HA), I have been concerned about human neglect of the oceans. I just knew even when I was a little girl that something was wrong with the way we treat this whole other world of life. Now that I am kind of old, my first impression has only been reinforced. I appreciate this video very much Shaktiva, thank you.

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 4:09 pm
Go to an "all you can eat" restaurant for shockers. No one shows the least bit of hesitation waddling up to the trough. If you can fit in the door, you've got it made. I wonder what happens to the left overs? One Chinese restaurant put a card up about the serving size...if certain amount of food is left on the plate, you will be charged for the waste. For some I guess it is a reminder to take only what you NEED, for others it maybe a challenge to devourer more.

April Thompson (2)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 4:16 pm
Very sad and so true! Noted.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 7:26 pm
Noted, thanks.

Philippa P (154)
Wednesday May 19, 2010, 10:55 pm

Marianna M. (6)
Thursday May 20, 2010, 1:12 am
thanks for posting. very sad indeed.

Antonio Amador (60)
Thursday May 20, 2010, 3:43 am
Unfortunately, it's real and no one knows when it's going to stop or even it it will ever stop. Thank you for sharing

Liliana D (125)
Thursday May 20, 2010, 10:05 am
Noted with sadness. Thanks for posting.

Bracha K (31)
Sunday May 23, 2010, 1:32 pm
thanks for the wake up call shaktiva.
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