While the Earth’s oceans are known as five separate entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth’s grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the ocean and the influence it has on us.
Every year, National Geographic organizes the Traveler Photo Contest. Here is a selection of these beautiful photos from around the world…
The Royal Princess has a 28ft glass-bottomed viewing gallery, 10 different restaurants including one that specialises in steak and lobster, and 1,780 luxury staterooms.
Some photos taken at the beaches in the first half of the 20th century.
Motion graphics animation that describes how ocean trash can start and end with you. For more than a quarter of a century, volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, we can stop trash from getting in our ocean and help protect special places everywhere.