Oceanic Wonders Explored: World Heritage in the High Seas
This exceptional photo gallery featured in The Guardian online publication explores just a few of the incredible oceanic wonders that may become protected under the joint initiative between UNESCO and Living Oceans Foundation to expand World Heritage Sites to include the high seas.
August 30, 2016
A report launched on 3 August by Unesco’s World Heritage Centre and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) explores the importance of marine life in the open ocean, which covers more than half the planet.
A hydromedusa seen at a depth of just over 3,900 metres near the seafloor in Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico. Two sets of tentacles are visible along with an inner ring of short tentacles and a longer set of tentacles originating from bottom edge of its bell. Its red canals and uniquely shaped gonads suggest it is a Genus Crossota…