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Posted by Divebum Don on November 01, 2006 at 06:23:56:

In Reply to: Net posted by Jeff Shaw on October 27, 2006 at 00:32:47:

...as reposted from the Greenpeace weblog on board the vessel Esperanza:
by Marie, onboard the Esperanza

©Greenpeace/Alex Hofford
It's Halloween, and even out here in the Pacific, I have a ghost story to tell you... a true tale of horror and death. Here, in the middle of the ocean, hundreds of miles from land or other ships, there are unnatural creatures prowling the ocean depths, killing sea turtles, dolphins, and other animals indiscriminately.

They're called ghost nets, and they drift aimlessly through the oceans, killing anything that crosses their path. These nets once belonged to commercial fisherman, but were abandoned overboard, to live on for years, creeping through ocean currents in search of innocent victims.

When they've killed so many animals, they sink to the ocean floor with the weight of their prey, and let the elements devour the remains. Once the bodies ensnared within their ropes decompose, like Freddie Krueger in your worst nightmares, they rise up again to continue their dance of death beneath the waves.

THE END

...living near a fishing port, maybe we can learn ways from our fishing friends about how to eliminate these?



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