SSS-ocean

Photo by Anton Repponen on Unsplash

Grew up in Jersey, 30 miles from the shore

With real whitecaps, we rode ‘m rough and high

‘Til the 80s; needles & trash littered the beach

NYC hospital waste floated on those waves

Took the fun, joy and love out of the water

An ocean we thought was too big & too deep (C) asb

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26 responses to “SSS-ocean

  1. Pat Brockett

    It is so sad to think what the people in the world have done to the oceans. There are few, I think, that haven’t played some part to destroying what was created for us.
    Thanks for such a thought provoking SSS.

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  2. You are welcome. What happened then was a wake up call. they have since found other solutions. But we live in a throw away world. Again, thankfully, many of the throw aways today are recyclable.

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  3. It is tragic the amount of pollution and trash that plagues our oceans. They are not magical self renewing resources.

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    • What happened then was a wake up call. they have since found other solutions. But we live in a throw away world. Again, thankfully, many of the throw aways today are recyclable. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  4. Jyoti

    Yeah, they dumped the hospital waste 25 miles out at the shelf. One time they didn’t go the distance and it washed up. Syringes in the sand. Was awful.

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  5. The damage humanity is doing to the ocean and the creatures that call in home is dreadful. A point well made in your six.

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  6. somehow, the worst thing about that process, i.e. the garbage barges, is that somehow they hoped to make it look like they were taking it away. They (the barges) of course, had bottoms that would open when they reached ‘away’.
    Off the continental shelf, where the water was so deep it could hide the trash and debris
    not

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  7. UP

    it’s never ending this abuse of the ocean. so sad.

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  8. That waste can spoil the ocean.

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  9. I have lived by the sea for forty years now – I have realised that not all but much of the trash on the beach is washed up from boats. Grrr!

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  10. We think the ocean (and whole planet) can take whatever we dish out to it, but it cannot. Well said!

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  11. Rene Sparrow

    Tragic waste of a true treasure. Well done Six.

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  12. dyannedillon

    Do you think the powers that be really thought there was no downside to dumping trash in the ocean, or do you think they just didn’t care?

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  13. Well executed six. This tells it like it is.

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