The World’s Last Tuna

Apocalypse, The Sea, Going to the Market

96% percent of the bluefin population has vanished, thanks to Tokyo's high-profile annual auction and a global tuna black-market.

Rock the Boat

Transport, The Sea, Frontiers

"You bleed from your ears and nose, and you have to spend a week lying down because of the dizziness. After that you can dive without pain."

Tristan da Cunha: the island of only 8 surnames.

The Sea

Tristan da Cunha's current population nears 270 people, all descended from 15 original colonists.

Hashima Island

The Sea, A Town

There are over 500 uninhabited coastal islands within Japan’s Nagasaki Prefecture, but only one has played lair to a James Bond supervillain.

North Sentinel Island

The Sea, Animals, A Town

What do anthropologists dream of? Late at night when they rest their weary heads, some surely drift to the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

Postcards from the Black Sea

The Sea

Depardon's essay traces the visual scars of past eastern European conflicts, of an unadorned daily life...