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Day at the beach

This black and white collection shares my feelings about the current environmental crisis, focusing on to the fishing industry.

Scientists predict that 50-80% of the oxygen production on Earth comes from the ocean, mainly from plankton (microscopic algae). Plankton also captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, specifically up to a 50% of the CO2 produced by humans. When the plankton is eaten by fish, part of it is excreted and it sinks into the sea floor, locking away that carbon.

 

Through fishing we are reducing the amount of fish and therefore the carbon that is being stored, while also damaging the whole ecosystems in which plankton survive. We are still not able to quantify the extent of the damage but it's clear that protecting our oceans is important for all life on earth.