Tag Archives: oceans

One man’s trash

At first glance, this looks a bit like a stained glass window.

Mandy Barker

Perhaps that was photographer and graphic designer Mandy Barker’s inspiration.

But her creation uses material debris found in the sea, not glass.

It’s part of her art series ‘SOUP’ which seeks to raise awareness of the mass accumulation of plastic in the world’s oceans. Mandy has even been nominated twice for the Prix Pictet Award, which is the world’s leading photographic award in sustainability.

I’ve learned a couple of things I didn’t know, so I’d say her artwork is doing the trick.

 

Green gunk week?

Enough about sharks. Let’s hear it for the ‘little people’ —

Phytoplankton

phytoplanktonThey also live in the oceans and bodies of water, but they’re microscopic. Yet they are responsible for the production of most of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Can sharks do that? No.

(And I doubt they would if they could.)

So, Discovery Channel, how about a week devoted to this teeny tiny miracle of nature?  Phytoplankton concentrations have been decreasing each year since 1950 —

Let’s show ’em a little love.