Don't you love seeing whale and animal rescues on YOUTUBE or tv or the news? I know I do. I especially enjoy the one where the whale thanked her saviors by giving them a breaching display for over an hour.
With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.
Our oceans are the heart of this planet. They provide all of humanity with the very essentials necessary for life. Ranging from the food we eat to the air we breathe, we all depend on the oceans to generate what we need to simply survive.