What the sea wants, the sea will have

anonymous, British Isles

Few occupations carry as much risk, both physical and financial, as does fishing. Fishermen cope with constant danger and uncertainty in many ways. Although some may still venture miles out to sea without a life jacket, and with only experience and a compass to guide them, relying on luck or fate usually is now supplemented with a more practical and sometimes legally enforced emphasis on safety.

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Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

gene carl feldman (gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov) (301) 286-9428
Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)