Garbage comes in from the ocean and collects on these otherwise pristine and remote beaches in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is likely that much of it comes from cruise ships dumping garbage in international waters just off shore. These are turtle nesting beaches. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef runs along this coast and is also impacted by the garbage. Caption and photo source: ©©Sarah 10002
On July 18th, Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned oceanographer and 2009 TED Prize Winner, joined a team of scientists, government officials and award-winning photojournalists on a week-long expedition “the Mission Blue expedition” to the Swan Islands and Mesoamerican Reef…
Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean, and shocking stats about its rapid decline, as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.