Visual Stories

A Deeper Look at Oceans Around the World

By
Jonathon
3
 min read

Photo editor Jonny explores the state of the world's oceans through this thought-provoking image curation.

It’s no secret that the current state of the world’s oceans is one of decline and mistreatment. But let’s take a deeper look at the effects, since the negligence has become all the more precarious in recent years.

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By Rob

By 徐云小飞

Receding Arctic ice is causing water levels to rise, resulting in floods and natural food shortages. In turn, this puts particular strain on native islanders that are dependent of the seas for survival. Our oceans are getting polluted with man made plastics that can’t be easily removed and don’t biodegrade. This increases the number of toxins in the water and results in food from the sea contacting unsafe chemicals dangerous to marine life and the humans who eat it.

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By justin

The ocean is also subject to intense carbon pollution that results from the furious burning of natural gases and deforestation by human hands. Carbon pollution causes oceans to become more acidic, which destroys ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef. There are countless other such stories, but suffice it to say that the state of our oceans is having a severe impact on the natural world and human life within it.

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By justin

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By Ramón Carretero

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By Jairo

Luckily, it’s not all bad news for our big blue pond: Many people are working hard to reduce overfishing and ocean pollution, as well as creating protected man made ecosystems that are slowly encouraging the regrowth of the marine life and coral habitats around the world.

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By charlie Jung

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By charlie Jung

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"We are a mere part of the bigger picture."

I’ve curated these images as a little reminder of the power we have once we put the human imagination together. As a reminder that we are not superior or separate from nature, we are a mere part of the bigger picture. Let’s remember just how beautiful and fragile the world can be.

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By Luca Roggero

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By Jimmy Song

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By charlie Jung

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By Ken Jones

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By Jairo

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By charlie Jung