Stats + Facts | Some disheartening realities through figs

By Dian Hasan | February 3, 2011

They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and can travel across borders. When a picture is that compelling, often no translation is required. Such is true in photojournalism.

The reverse can also be said, about attaching statistics and figures that can help drive home a message as it puts into perspective reality. Often making a transition between perceived reality into well… reality bites.

Here are some not so rosy figs about the plight of the world’s oceans and her contents that were published in Singapore-based “Asian Diver” adventure travel magazine.

  • 2048: The year ecologists and economists predict that the world will run out of seafood.

  • US$ 9 billion: The annual value of illegal fishing activities.

  • 1 billion: The number of people who rely on fish as one of their main sources of protein.

  • 2008: The year the Yangtze River Dolphin was declared extinct due to pollution and boat strikes.

  • 90%: The percentage of all the ocean’s large fish that have been fished out.

  • 23,000: The number of dolphins and porpoises reportedly killed every year in Japan.

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One Response to Stats + Facts | Some disheartening realities through figs

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