Ocean Contrails

image: QuickBird satellite via Google Earth

Contrails left by airplanes are believed to be a cause for global warming.   But when boats leave contrails it’s a different story.  The NYTimes recently ran an article on shrimp boats that trawl the ocean floor.  These boat drag nets across the sea floof, killing everything in their wake and stirring up mud that kills everything else by suffocation.  These boats and the destruction they perform are photographed from space and can be seen on google earth.  As you can see, these images are pretty disturbing. 

Read the whole story at the NYTimes  (via Ethicurean)

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