Pioneering oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer unravels the mystery of marine currents, uncovers the astonishing story of flotsam, and changes the world's view of trash, the ocean, and our global environment by calling attention to the threats that global warming and disintegrating plastic waste pose to the seas...and to us.… (more)
Dave Barry, who often harkens back to his salad days as a reporter covering sewage treatment, isn't the only journalist to recall that unglamorous beat fondly. (Preface: A New World, by Eric Scigliano)
In the wee hours of May 27, 1990, midway between Seoul and Seattle, the freighter Hansa Carrier met a sudden storm and, as freighters often do, lost some of the cargo lashed high atop her deck.
And we will only survive upon this water-blessed planet if we listen to our original mother, the great ocean, and the song she sings to us in the music of the gyres.