Aloha ka moana

‘ But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of the ocean‘  H.P. Lovecraft

Hey neighbor, we love our moana. When you toss  and unload your trash and plastic in the water it is picked up in the north Pacific Gyre. Most of that  trash is trapped in a circling vortex but some of it drifts to our shores here in Hawaii. Please stop.

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13 Responses to Aloha ka moana

  1. FeyGirl says:

    Thank you… So true. I can’t stand the sight of a plastic bottle anymore — so many are tossed aside (seems to be the main throw-away where I live, now). 😦 I was raised in the South Pacific, amidst the amazing marine ecosystem, and this very thing of which you speak breaks my heart. Has for years, and it’s only gotten worse.

  2. Amazing pictures. I wish I was there now 🙂

  3. McEff says:

    Stirring stuff. Powerful oceans, crashing waves, endless skies – and the rubbish of humanity. That was an eye-opener.
    Alen McF

  4. winsomebella says:

    Eye-opening and sad, indeed. Thank you for your commitment.

  5. Your lovely pictures at the top highlight the poigniancy of yet another example of what we are learning in this Age of Consequences. Mahalo for making the global connections come alive with your personal perspective. Here on our little swath of Pacific coast, we have recently scored a small victory over the continued growth of the monstrous Garbage Patch by restricting the use of plastic carry out bags in Santa Cruz county (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_18884007). Please keep us posted as debris from Japan comes to your shores.

    • Thanks for the link Michelle. Hurrah for Santa Cruz County and shame on the SF Save the Plastic Bag Coalition and their wasteful law suit. Plastic in the ocean is a particularly bad problem and getting worse. I’ll be watching closely for tsunami debris and share the story. Thank you for your phrase Age of Consequences. Dohn

  6. A Clean Future says:

    Mahalo! These are beautiful photos, and thanks for “liking” our recent posting on sustainable newspaper supply chains.

  7. Tess Kann says:

    This is TERRIBLE. Why is it that mankind feels ‘everywhere’ is a good garbage can? Why can’t plastic be replaced by glass like in the old days not so long ago? Why can’t people stop and think what they’re doing instead of just doing what’s convenient? At that very moment?

    The video certainly brings home the message!

  8. greenalina says:

    I love your pictures! You are so lucky to live in such paradise. Sorry to see that even paradise suffers from careless human impact. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Hawaii and sad reality too.

  9. Cathy says:

    Unfortunately the video isn’t available in Germany. Love the beautiful ocean photos. I have seen this problem on the English coast too, and in the north of France I once found medical and chemical waste containers…

    • The video not available? There is a remote stretch of shoreline on the SW part of the island called trash beach where the shore line ‘sand’ is all tiny bits of plastic. I believe it is the one shown in this video. The Japanese tsunami debris is expected to arrive later this year. Drat.

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