When you consider that every plastic water bottle, spoon, or yogurt tub you've ever used will probably outlive you, plastic begins to seem like a bad idea. And when you hear how much plastic we've forced upon our oceans - you'll realise our plastic addiction is catastrophic.
I don't often admit it, but I'm a little scared of the ocean. It's majestic and beautiful - but it's also more powerful than we can imagine. These photographs of waves - frozen in mountain-like peaks just before they come crashing back down - truly illustrate how breathtaking the world's oceans are.
Greenpeace photographer Paul Hilton captures the beauty of the underwater playground of manta rays in this incredible photo shoot. These photos were captured in the plankton rich waters off the coast of Nusa Penida, Bali, where major ocean currents converge between the Pacific and Indian Ocean.
We usually refer to them as Pacific Island nations, but calling places like Kiribati ocean nations is more accurate. The people of Kiribati are not just surrounded by oceans - they depend on healthy oceans for survival.