SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 14, July 2016 - Page 95

The Marine Photobank is a leading visual resource that has galvanized people from all over the planet to collect, share and download marine photos, images and graphics that shed light on how humans have affected life in the ocean. The Marine Photobank was founded in response to a lack of readily available, high quality underwater and above water ocean conservation images. These images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use.

Opposite page: The scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) is hunted for its fins for shark fin soup. Here in Galapagos they are protected by constitutional rights, though are highly migratory. The species has collapsed more than 95% in the last 30 years due to an increase in fishing. The groups of hundreds of Hammerheads which darkened the diver's sky are now a rare sight, but beautiful. Jeff Litton/Marine Photobank.

Below: The divers (Michelle and Celeste) were exchanging a camera in the weightless waters of Mexico. Joe Bartoszek/Marine Photobank