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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

February 9, 2013

Somewhere in the pacific ocean is a floating mass of sinister proportions. Stuck in the North Pacific Gyre and trapped by currents, it remains there. The great pacific garbage patch is about 1,760,000 square kilometers of marine debris. Mainly consisting of plastic, it is almost three times the size of Spain and Portugal combined. Find […]

The World’s Most Disasterous Oil Spills

December 7, 2012

Accidents happen and when they involve oil, there is a lot more at stake than higher prices at the gas pumps. This graphic breaks down when the most oil was spilled, how it occurred and what it all means.

World’s Water Content

November 6, 2012

This is a flowchart to breakdown the content of water in the world and what percentage of it is drinkable water. Source

Where your Donation Goes

Where your Donation Goes

October 23, 2012

We all depend on healthy oceans for life and survival. This infographic provides information about where your donation to Sailors for the Sea goes and how it helps to keep the oceans clean. Source

Marine Habitat: The Beautiful World Underneath

Marine Habitat: The Beautiful World Underneath

October 2, 2012

Deep down in the ocean there is a marine world that few have explored or really understand. This insightful infographic shows the types of fish under the sea, fun facts about sea creatures, and information about endangered animals. Source

Ocean depths

Ocean depths

September 14, 2012

As preparation for the launch of Earth Periodical nears its end, and the team grapple with the possibility of resuming a normal sleep schedule and re-acquainting themselves with their friends and loved ones, we’re frankly finding it hard to hold back exactly how awesome this mag is going to be. Between long-form features, wildlife photo […]

Lakes and Oceans

Lakes and Oceans

August 27, 2012

A graphic showing the depth of various significant places and things on Earth. Source

Marine Turtles in the Coral Triangle

Marine Turtles in the Coral Triangle

August 23, 2012

Key facts on marine turtles in the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicentre of marine biodiversity. Source

Sardine Run Infographics: The multi-talented dolphin

Sardine Run Infographics: The multi-talented dolphin

August 11, 2012

We like to think of the dolphins as the “herders” of Sardine Run: when the silvery sardines make their annual migration up the eastern coast of South Africa, dolphins are often the first to target the massive shoals, splitting the fish up into smaller, tightly packed groups (or baitballs) and driving them to the surface, […]

How Does a Tsunami Occur?

How Does a Tsunami Occur?

August 6, 2012

Tsunamis are very dangerous and cause massive destruction. Unfortunately, the world has been hit with two massive tsunamis in the last decade – in Japan and Thailand – and the aftermath has been heartbreaking. This infographic looks into what causes these destructive waves. Source

Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus

Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus

July 27, 2012

Timeline that chronicles the significant events from the movie Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus Source

What is Shark Finning?

What is Shark Finning?

July 17, 2012

32% of open ocean sharks are threatened with extinction all due to shark finning. This infographic takes at the dangers of shark finning and the effect it’s having on the oceans. Sharks are an vital part of the ecosystem. Source