The Seas & Us
A Paddler's Adventures & How We Can Stop Harming the Ocean
by Doug Simpson


- Chapters 1 - 26 -

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1 : Introduction (1)

I first started paddling kayaks when I was eight years old. My family had rented a small cabin for the summer on an island near Vancouver. Our neighbour, old Mrs. Sweeney, ..........

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2 : Oceans (2)

4.5 billion years ago the proto earth was still a seething mass of dust and gas. There probably was a lot of water mixed in because........

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3 : Early Encounters (3)

My first inkling that things were not totally fine on the outer coast of south-west B.C. came in February, 1980. A friend and I were paddling our kayaks down Zeballos Inlet, towards.........

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4 : Chodotka, Russia (4)

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug 1994 (Entered on Aug 31, 2020)
This trip was planned and organized by Tom, Dick and Louise. Originally there were four involved. They had ordered.........

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5 : A Little History (5)

Historians and archaeologists have long thought that the migration of early peoples from Asia to America must have happened when a land bridge connected the two continents.

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6 : Comox Harbour Fish Trap (6)

About 100 kilometers north of B.C.’s Gulf Islands there are remains of a large, industrial-scale fish trap complex.

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7 : Back to Chodotka Autonomous Okrug (7)

Back to Chukotka Autonomous Okrug,
Journal, July 28, 1994 Puoten, 65.857, -170.53
Great day. We had rounded the peninsula, well past Mys Peek. Had been paddling steady for 8 hours.

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8 : The Fishing Business (8)

Of all the effects that our mass consumer society has had on the oceans, over-fishing has inflicted the most damage.
During the early 1980s I used to paddle......

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9 : Bottom Trawling (9)

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Drift Nets

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11 : Noise

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12 : A No Fish Story : Cape Horn

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13 : Warming Oceans

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14 : Kyushu

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15 : Jumentos

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16 : Sea Level Rise

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17 : East Greenland

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18 : West Greenland

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19 : Ocean Acidification

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20 : French Polynesia

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21 : Ocean Anoxia

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22 : Exumas

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23 : Oil Sands

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24 : Kagoshima to Okinawa

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25 : Marine Protected Areas

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26 : Natural Gas and the Pin Cushion Effect