18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fizzy Sea

Across Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea, volcanic carbon dioxide fizzles from the seafloor alongside diverse and healthy coral reefs. This site offers a unique and authentic 'natural laboratory' for the study of the effects of ocean acidification and global warming on coral reefs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger