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A Deeper Look at Oceans Around the World

By Jonathon - 6 min read

This collection of photos reminds you how beautiful and fragile our seas are.

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.

Close-up of fish swimming in sea

Receding Arctic ice is causing water levels to rise—but it also warms up the oceans around the world. The result is floods and natural food shortages, which put particular strain on native islanders that are dependent of the seas for survival. In addition to this, 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.

Close-up of stingrays swimming in sea

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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Great white shark swimming in sea
Female diver underwater

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.

Scuba diver underwater
Fish in sea
High angle view of man swimming in sea

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.

High angle view of turtle swimming in sea
Low angle view of scuba diver and school of fish swimming in sea
High angle view of scuba divers swimming over airplane wreck
Person swimming by whale shark in sea
Low angle view of scuba driver swimming with manta rays in sea
Sea waves splashing against sky
Scuba diver swimming amidst coral in sea

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