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Climate Change Photography Contest 2009

Silent Scream

JOINT SECOND PRIZE: Pushkar P. Achyut, October 2009, Diveagar – Silent Scream: The retreating tide leaves a fish gasping for breath along the coast of Diveagar, Maharashtra. Overfishing, mercury and heavy metal pollution, ocean acidification, coral reef collapse and frequent oceanic cyclones have together depleted the world fish populations. As ocean conditions such as temperature and current patterns are altered due to climate change, distribution patterns,  invasion by exotics and extinction of threatened fish species will inevitably undermine human food security.
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