Hawaiian artist and muralist Sean Yoro (a.k.a. HULA) traveled to the arctic waters of Baffin Island, Nunavut, to paint a portrait of a local Inuit woman on the sea ice. This is the most technical and remote location that Sean has ever attempted a mural, and the wild forces of nature at the top of the world are unpredictable. But for Sean, the physical and creative risks are worth it for a chance at something new. “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask "What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”― Erin Hanson
*Disclaimer : Sean's art on ice is always intended to be an impermanent installation and removed nearly as soon as it's finished. He uses environmentally friendly, non-toxic oil paints.
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This video is an overview of the scientific research paper "Plastic pollution in the world's oceans: More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea," published on the 9th of December 2014 by Dr. Marcus Eriksen - of the 5 Gyres Institute - and an array of esteemed colleagues from around the world.
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous throughout the marine environment, yet estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics have lacked data, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere and remote regions. Here we report an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world’s oceans from 24 expeditions (2007-2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, costal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows (N = 680) and visual survey transects of large plastic debris (N = 891). Using an oceanographic model of floating debris dispersal calibrated by our data, and correcting for wind-driven vertical mixing, we estimate a minimum of 5.25 trillion particles weighing 268,940 tons. When comparing between four size classes, two microplastic 4.75mm, a tremendous loss of microplastics is observed from the sea surface compared to expected rates of fragmentation, suggesting there are mechanisms at play that remove
ACID TEST: This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. Featuring Sigourney Weaver.
Directed by: Tristan Bayer & Daniel Hinerfeld
Produced by: Erin Kiley & Daniel Hinerfeld
Associated Produced by: Lisa Whiteman, Lisa Suitoni, Tristan Bayer
Edited by: Christopher S. Johnson
Director of Photography: Tristan Bayer
Underwater Cinematography: Howard and Michele Hall
Aerial Cinematography: Nel Boshoff
Music by: Andy Troy, Peter DiStefano and Kevin Haskins
Animations by: Jake Maymudes
Produced for the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC.org
For more information and special features including extra interviews, go to: acidtestmovie.com
Since I was a small child I have admired and loved the ocean; its mystery, ability to soothe and immense power. Mission of Mermaids explores the harsh realities of ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution through the eyes of the mythical and dreamlike mermaid. The film honors those who live from and for the seas and encourages us whether fisherman, activist or beach dreamer to protect our precious waters. It is my most personal film to date and reflects the love and respect that I have for our seas.