The Diminishing Feast of Eden

Photo: Phillip Hoare

Photo: Phillip Hoare

Philip Hoare’s reflections on the Anthropocene, in the next Great Ocean Quarterly Volume 2:2 ~

Then, as suddenly as we sailed into the mist, the sea erupts all around us. The eerie silence is replaced with an explosion of blows and bellows. We are surrounded by whales; the water is alive with them, erupting with exhaled air from their massive lungs. Half an hour ago we couldn’t tell sea from sky; now these animals are producing their own fog, the airy spume of their blows merging into the mist.

Great Ocean Quarterly Volume 2:2 is coming soon – locate a store near you or vistit the GOQ Shop to purchase the digital edition from 2 April 2015.

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