Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson





Visiting a Maine beach in March 2010, Harold Johnson was shocked by the ocean-borne debris left by recent storms. He grabbed a garbage bag and a camera, and hasn’t looked back.

Since then he has spent most of his free time studying marine pollution, coastal ecosystems, and the mysteries and science of ocean and shore.

Copyeditor and writer by trade, historian and archaeologist at heart, Johnson’s philosophy is simple: Dig below the surface, travel the currents, make the connections, learn. Then share what you learn. He lives in Saco with his wife and young daughter. Follow on Twitter @FlotsamDiaries.



Latest Blogs by Harold Johnson


March 31, 2014

Amazement in an "ordinary" world


March 24, 2014

Spring Blooms to Life


March 18, 2014

"We didn't know"


February 24, 2014

The Persistence of Pollution


February 18, 2014

History and mystery under the waves


February 11, 2014

Ancient footprints in the sand


February 5, 2014

Backing the tax on bags


February 2, 2014

Trans-Atlantic Plastic: The New Normal


January 30, 2014

Things as Eternal as Earthly Life Can Be


January 23, 2014

Recycling, Downcycling, and Chasing the Closed Loop