Altered Oceans

Altered Oceans

A Pulitzer Prize-winning five-part series on the crisis in the seas, caused by toxins, debris, acidity, bacteria and sewage.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning five-part series on the crisis in the seas, caused by toxins, debris, acidity, bacteria, sewage, and other human-created perils.

This praiseworthy multimedia package by the Los Angeles Times features photos and videos of National Geographic visual quality, along with state-of-the-art animated graphics.

Viewers experience the deteriorating conditions of our oceans, and meet the people who live near and work them throughout the world. It is scary to listen to them cough while talking about how the ocean caused their respiratory problems. Even recreational users of the oceans may re-think their vacations given what the oceans can do to their health. We know it is serious when one person suggests one day we may all prefer to move away from the oceans and live in Kansas.

Photography, video : Rick Loomis

Reporting: Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling

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