There is something about the most recent shipping accident, this time on the ecologically sensitive Great Barrier Reef, that has been troubling me more than usual.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to a vast and diverse sea life:
There have been at least 600 such accidents in this area over the last 30 years. We can point our finger at the captain of this latest ship carrying coal. His ship is in danger of breaking apart and causing untold damage to the coral reefs, as he was nine miles out of the shipping lane, in protected territory, when he ran aground.
But maybe we should consider this in a new way. Marcus, of 22C+, has a theory worth considering.