Chapter 2 <br> Offshore, Economies within Ecologies

The second chapter, Offshore, Economies within Ecologies, focuses on the Pacific Ocean—described by artist Allan Sekula (INSITE 97) as “troubled waters”—where both underwater ecologies and economic industries converge. Microhistories considered in this chapter include Japanese artisanal fishing in Ensenada, B.C., as well as John Steinbeck and Ed Rickett’s journey to Baja California in the 1940s in search of invertebrates.