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charles bowden on the sea of cortés

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2014/09/09

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vaquita

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the article he wrote in 1995 is here;

“Last January in the Sea of Cortes more than 200 porpoises, eight whales and over 70 sea lions suddenly died … [The captain] started talking about … how the sea was suddenly flooded with plastic packages. But he said no one could pick up the packages because if they did, the Mexican federal police would seize the kilos.”

dead

 

Charles Bowden, 1945 – 2014

thx J.

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  1. tugster said, on 2014/09/09 at 13:11

    great writer of horrible tales . . RIP. i love the dwgs here.

  2. walt said, on 2014/09/09 at 16:20

    No Hope in Dope! right!
    These Marine Mammals have gone from the earth to a Better land I know!
    -Stephen C. Foster

  3. rembert said, on 2014/09/10 at 07:41

    Really sad, that a problem, that has been known for such a long time, will be with us for many years to come. I can´t believe, that this is part of the solution:

    https://www.g-star.com/de_de?gclid=CMrAvvjT1sACFSITwwodBGEAgw

    But hunting endangered species? That´s something for People, who also don´t have respect for defenceless oysters.

  4. Reid Sprague said, on 2014/09/10 at 08:12

    Powerfully, if sadly, put! And it oppresses me with the knowledge of how little I personally do to counter the problem, although I work in an industry that does try. Thank you for making your engagingly potent visual statement, Bowsprite!

  5. Christine Van Lenten said, on 2014/09/10 at 09:22

    Christina, I can’t think of an illustrator whose work I love more than yours. Something about it resonates with me ‹ I experience it viscerally. How to say it? I don’t know how to articulate it.

    Oh, your post below is a heartbreaker: I feel such rage & sorrow.

    Thank you for all you do to help us see and learn and understand.

    Fondly,

    ~Christine

    From: “Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook” Reply-To: “Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook” Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1:57 PM To: Christine Van Lenten Subject: [New post] charles bowden on the sea of cortez

    WordPress.com bowsprite posted: ” the article he wrote in 1995 is here; “Last January in the Sea of Cortes more than 200 porpoises, eight whales and over 70 sea lions suddenly died … [The captain] started talking about … how the sea was suddenly flooded with p”

  6. mageb said, on 2014/09/10 at 10:19

    Mordita in more ways than one. How I love the color here.

  7. bluebrightly said, on 2014/09/10 at 22:52

    Once again, your illustrations are full of life and power. I should have known about Charles Bowden but didn’t so thanks for that. A sad story indeed, and a good point about things being so invisible and hard to measure in the seas. Thank you!


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