Over 60, Under the Sea

The Sea

While grandmothers all over the world occupy themselves with knitting and apple pie, the elderly ladies of the Jeju islands spend their days 20 metres under the water.

City in the Caspian

The Sea

In the middle of the Caspian Sea, a Soviet-era settlement called "Oil Rocks" still floats, complete with cinema, bakeries, and a lemonade factory. Population: 933.

Buried Treasure

The Sea

The ephemeral island of Ferdinandea is claimed by four nations, and only appears above the surface of the sea every hundred years.

Mutant Shrimp Monsters

The Sea

"Horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp" populate the post-BP Gulf of Mexico.