The world’s great oceans are largely beyond most people’s experience and
imagination. But for the past three decades or more, a tragedy has been
out of sight on the open ocean.
Hundreds of thousands of seabirds,
albatrosses especially, have been snared
accidentally by long-line fishing vessels.
After living and working among an abundance of albatrosses thirty five years ago
on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson returned recently to see
what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well.
Troubled Waters offers insights into our understanding of the seabird’s lives
and the ocean environment, and inspires new engagement and identification with
an extraordinarily urgent conservation crisis.