Troubled Waters: Trailing the Albatross, an artist's journey

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Author(s):
Bruce Pearson
Publisher:
Langford press
Edition:
1st (2012)
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
136
ISBN-13:
9781904078487
RRP:
£38.00

In a collaboration between art and conservation, Bruce Pearson transforms a personal passion for albatrosses into a thought provoking personal story.

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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 unfolding 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 seabirds lives and the ocean environment, and inspires new engagement and identification with an extraordinarily urgent conservation crisis.