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6.02.2010

In the Galapagos: Ocean's glory and horror by Brian Skerry

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist for National Geographic. He captures images that not only celebrate the mystery and beauty of the sea but also bring attention to the pressing issue which endanger our oceans. He shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean.

This TED film was recorded on Mission Blue Voyage a few months ago here in the Galapagos Islands. I have posted several videos from this expedition: if you have the time to admire the ocean and like interesting talks that would be a very good resource.

In this video, Brian  shares amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change.



If you enjoyed that and want to know more about the ways in which humans are affecting the ocean you can also watch this talk. It is delivered by coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson . Jeremy is a leader in the study of the ecology and evolution of marine organisms. He is known for his deep understanding of geological time.

The talk lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case.