Thanks to Star Trek we often think of space as the ‘final frontier’, the great adventure into the unknown. After all the human race knows a surprising amount about the Earth. We know it has a surface area of 510.1 million km². We know it has a radius of 6,371 kilometres. We know it has a mass of 5.972 × 10^24 kilograms. We know it’s round.
Okay, MOST of us know it’s round.
As a species we’ve gone more or less everywhere we can go on the planet with the exception of deep parts of the ocean. There we’re busy at work unravelling the mysteries – in fact earlier this month there was a story about how scientists had developed a new pressurised tank to help better study deep-sea creatures.
Learning about the sea, and our relationship to it is important. Especially when you consider just how much we affect it. Not just through pollution and the amount of rubbish going into it – something which has proved to be a hot topic in recent months – but through how much we take out of the ocean too.
The ocean’s bounty is something that is enjoyed the world over; but it isn’t limitless. And overfishing has led to a great many species reaching dangerous levels. In today’s video, “Ocean to Plate: A Journey into the Seafood Supply Chain” published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) they look at subject of how we fish and the journey your food goes through – if it ever reaches you at all.
“World Wildlife Fund, Condition One and Google present a 360° video and virtual reality film project for Daydream Impact. As populations and appetites for nutritious protein like seafood grow, global fisheries are reaching their ecological capacity, and we have precious few resources to spare. Yet at least a third of harvested fish and seafood is lost or wasted along the supply chain. To experience how what we eat gets from the sea to our plate and why we can’t afford to waste it, follow this immersive journey into one U.S. seafood supply chain.”
You can check out WWF’s video below. VRFocus will be back on Wednesday with another 360 degree video.