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Swimming through garbage in the world's oceans

Overfishing and pollution have badly affected marine ecosystems
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 05:50
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YOU get a good feel for the health of the oceans when you stick your head in them for four weeks - PHOTO: AFP

Cape Town

YOU get a good feel for the health of the oceans when you stick your head in them for four weeks. This summer, I swam long distances in the Seven Seas: the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Black, Red, Arabian and North Seas. The longest swim was 37 miles and took me two days.