A giant octopus constructed of rebar and mesh has been sunk to the bottom of the sea off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands as part of Project YOKO, the world’s largest underwater art installation and marine life habitat. It will be open to divers for a small fee, raising funds for research into the area’s coral reefs.
Mandy Barker has a new photography series out called “Beyond Drifting.” It continues her work documenting trash in the ocean and her study of how this pollution affects the environment.
Caption: Phoronilasteri crae (Tricycle wheel). Specimen collected from Whitepoint, Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. (Photo Credit: Mandy Barker)