Gallery of Oceans

Gallery of Oceans

  • see caption A scuba diver checks on an unhealthy coral reef. Global warming can cause coral reefs to bleach, a process that makes them lose their vibrant colors. Photograph by K. Lindsey Kramer.
  • see caption A healthy coral reef in the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • see caption Soldier fish swim under a coral reef. Reefs like these provide a habitat for many organisms, but are threatened by global warming.Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • see caption A ring-shaped coral reef known as an atoll with a lagoon in the center. Coral reefs are threatened by global warming. Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • see caption Staghorn Coral showing signs of bleaching, a process attributed to global warming that causes reefs to loose their vibrant color. Photograph by Sarah Depper.
  • see caption An underwater oil pipeline burns after a collision with a tugboat. Photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.
  • see caption Rocks contaminated by an oil spill off the coast of New Zealand. Photograph by Robin Ohia.
  • see caption Without a sanitary way of disposing of waste, beautiful areas like this beach in Haiti can become covered in trash. Photo credit: UN Photo/Sophia Paris.
  • see caption A pelican covered in spilled oil waits to be cleaned. Photo credit: Tom MacKenzie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • see caption Workers wash off rocks on the shore in the aftermath of an oil spill.
  • see caption Waste that is not properly disposed of can end up polluting otherwise beautiful areas. Here, trash washes up on the shore near Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret.
  • see caption NASA satellite image of a massive oil spill caused by the petroleum company BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil spills are major environmental disasters that can destroy natural ecosystems. Photo credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • see caption An oil spill off the coast of western Australia. Oil spills are major environmental disasters that can destroy natural ecosystems. Photograph by Chris Twomey.