Brilliant Deep-water Siphonophore

photo: a siphonophore, caught on camera in the deep ocean by Okeanos

Okeanos at Winslow Reef, north of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Compliments of NOAA, from their work, “Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.” MPA, you ask? They’re the Marine Protected Areas, and many serve as hatcheries that keep the seas populated at healthier levels than would otherwise be likely.

This video is narrated by NOAA explorers as they watched the scene unfold in front of their camera:… [more…] “Brilliant Deep-water Siphonophore”

I Am Water – Penelope Cruz

video-frame capture: image of whitewater rapids. Penelope Cruz narrates this beautiful video: I Am Water. Suitable for all ages and all audiences.

This short video features poetically beautiful images of water in many of its forms. Its message concludes by reminding us, “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.” Narrated by Penelope Cruz.

0:04 I am water.
0:07 To humans
0:08 I am simply just there.
0:12 I’m something they just take for granted.
0:17 But there is only so much of me.
0:21 And more and more of them every single … [more…] “I Am Water – Penelope Cruz”

10,000 Plastic Bottles and a Mermaid

photo:  mermaid, resting amid a colorful swirl of plastic bottles

“But deep in the back of my mind, one nagging thought remained. How much difference could a series like this possibly make?”
—Von Wong, photographer

In his latest project, Von Wong collects 10,000 plastic bottles to raise awareness for plastic pollution. This is story of how it happened. #mermaidshateplastic

Care to commit? Von Wong hosts a “Pledge to Re-Use” that you can sign and share.

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