Fur Seal

Pennsylvania,
United States
Because it contains both plant and animal life, both threatened, showing the interdependancy of nature. And, the seal cuteness factor is high!
El Salvador
Amazing
El Salvador
amazing
El Salvador
Amazing
El Salvador
amazing
Virginia,
United States
Although all of them are very strong representations of the ocean in turmoil. I think this explains it best.
Virginia,
United States
Because climate change threatens a beautiful animals, as well as thousands of species.
Mexico
Because the seal looks poor
New York,
United States
The great kelp forest is one of North Americas most diverse ecosystems. Already studies have shown mass die-offs of sea life from this region, just miles from the west coast
Alabama,
United States
Because I want to see a exhibit with this animal.
Canada
though its underwater, it covers a palette of fiery colours not usually seen
Ireland
I like it
Virginia,
United States
It's very beautiful.
El Salvador
Amazing.
Brazil
Global change
United States
It addresses most of the major threats to the world's oceans: climate change, ocean chemistry changes and over fishing. Plus, it is a warm and engaging picture, full of motion that captures the eye and makes you want to continue looking.
United States
Because the harp seal (besides being beyond cute - and still killed mercilessly for its fur) is pictured in the midst of an ecosystem of marine life - much of which we don't actually see. It is the unseen that is in the most jeopardy, as people are not aware of how interdependent our big ecosystems are with the seemingly invisible in the smaller ecosystems.
Argentina
Because it represents the animals looking for food at the ocean.
Maryland,
United States
Kelp is not cute or particuarly beautiful, but it is essential to many creatures. Focusing attention on kelp and the creatures that depend on it could help people understand that every species is important and worth protecting.
Oklahoma,
United States
Kelp forests are an essential part of the ocean ecosystem. If the kelp forests vanish, the animals that are dependent on them will be threatened immensely. This image perfectly portrays the devastation that the destruction of kelp forests would bring.

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