Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It also had religious importance as the location of the temple of [...]
Much of the oceans’ magnetic mystery comes from the fact that the waters of our planet can, and do, swallow parts of our human world. And when they do, they leave little or no trace of their quarry above the waves. There is still so much we don’t know about what lies on the seabed, [...]
Using the ocean as an exhibition space, British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created an underwater museum off the coast of Lanzarote, Spain, comprising life-size concrete figures depicting everything from the horrors of the refugee crisis to selfie-taking tourists, sculpture that will transform over time into a thriving marine ecosystem. Another exhibition by Jason deCaires Taylor [...]
Since 2012, Sulubaaï foundation has been implementing a sustainable development model on and around Pangatalan Island – a tropical paradise northeast of Palawan, Philippines. By receiving guests on the island, the project has remained self-sustainable, at the same time providing employment for the locals in the area. The 4.2-hectare island is a restored beauty thanks to [...]
Following Dr David Gruber’s discovery of the bio-fluorescent hawksbill sea turtles near the Solomon Islands, film-director Klaus Obermeyer was inspired to witness these special creatures himself. Together with a team of 45, Obermeyer began his mission to capture the bio-fluorescent turtles with Canon’s new ME20-SF low light camera. It was a gamble – these creatures [...]
The Australian giant cuttlefish, Sepia apama, is the largest cuttlefish in the world and aggregates in the cold waters off Point Lowly, Whyalla, South Australia. The annual event, commencing in May through to July, brings hundreds of thousands of cuttlefish in search of a mate to the waters off Point Lowly – the only place [...]