If all good things must come to an end, then it had to happen sooner or later. After 7 years and nearly 400 tips, DIY projects, yarns, and wordy expressions of opinion, we have decided to end our Monday posts and shut down the website. We will still be sharing tips and great information on our facebook page, and pictures of both the practical and eye candy variety on Instagram. So as we and technology move along, please move with us and like and follow us at either or both of those locations. And as always, feel free to swing by and say hi when you share an anchorage with Eurisko. Thanks for all the support. See you out there.

Ocean Pollution

May 9, 2016

Our friends at divein.com are back with another infographic for us. Enjoy. Have something you'd like to share? Send it along at the Contact Us page above. We'd love to hear from you.

The oceans are magnificent. Some people spend their entire lives dedicated to the open ocean, however everyday this phenomenal ecosystem that humanity relies on is under attack from natural and manmade pollution.

Pollution comes in many forms, but its largest and most destructive form is plastic. Over 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year. Previously it was thought that the ocean was so vast and deep that it could withstand any kind of rubbish or toxic chemicals, however, over the last few decades, the ocean and its inhabitants has suffered greatly.

How ocean pollution affects humans How ocean pollution affects humans -- Graphic by the team at DIVE.in

Unfortunately, over 1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammals die every year from plastic. Unless we make a change, not only the oceans but also humans will suffer extreme consequences.

If you would like to know how ocean pollution affects both marine and human life, take a look at the infographic, created by the folks at divein.com.

MONDAY we'll share one of our "quiet boat" tricks.


Connie McBride's work has been published in Good Old Boat, Sail Magazine, Small Craft Advisor, Cruising World, All at Sea, and Blue Water Sailing. As a full-time liveaboard cruiser for over 15 years, she has written several books and in her spare time, well, who has spare time?

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