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Nomads of the Sea 42
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

A man selling sea food for tourists next to one of the resorts in Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 43
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut are selling sea food for tourists next to one of the resorts in Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 44
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Agunnay in his tiny boat, paddling out in to the ocean for spearfishing.

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Nomads of the Sea 47
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Teacher Alee during the lesson in School of Hope for stateless children in the island of Mabul, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 48
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut are selling sea food for tourists next to one of the resorts in Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 49
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut are selling sea food for tourists next to one of the resorts in Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 50
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Teacher Alee during a lesson in the School of Hope for stateless children in the island of Mabul, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 53
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Agunnay is coming back home in his boat after spearfishing in shallow waters not too far from Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 54
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

School of Hope for stateless children in the island of Mabul, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 55
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

School of Hope for stateless children in the island of Mabul, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 65
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut selling fish next to a reasort on Mabul island.

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Nomads of the Sea 67
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
10 Jan 2014

Agunnay is preparing his speargun for spearfishing session.

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Nomads of the Sea 03
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Clothes are hanged to dry on the shore of Sibuan island.

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Nomads of the Sea 70
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

People building a stilt house off the shore of Sibuan island.

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Nomads of the Sea 71
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Bajau woman in the boat, near her small stilt house just right offshore Sibuan island, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 04
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Bajau woman pours water away from her boat, near her small stilt house just right offshore Sibuan island, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 56
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

A view through the boat window offshore the Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 60
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

A child crying in the dad's lap, in the boat offshore Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 58
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Woman washes dishes in the boat, floating close to Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 59
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

A man coming back to his boat after fishing offshore Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 62
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Woman breastfeeds her baby on the boat offshore Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 63
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut woman on the boat, close to Semporna town.

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Nomads of the Sea 66
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
09 Jan 2014

Agunnay is preparing to go fishing. He checks the mask and smokes a few cigarettes in a row.

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Nomads of the Sea 36
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
08 Jan 2014

Bajau Laut woman and children in Maiga island, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 37
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
08 Jan 2014

A woman is washing her boat, floating close to Maiga island, Malaysia.

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Nomads of the Sea 61
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
08 Jan 2014

A woman washes dishes on the boat offshore Maiga island.

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Nomads of the Sea 01
Sabah, Malaysia
By Berta Tilmantaite
23 Aug 2013

A turtle is swimming up to get some air close to Kapalai island, Malaysia.

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By Mark_Esplin
11 Jul 2012

The rate of ocean acidification is expected to accelerate in the near future. Since the industrial revolution, ocean acidification has increased by 30%. Scientists believe that this rate is faster than anything previously experienced over the last 55 million years.

The problem is that even a mild change in PH levels has significant impact on animals with calcium carbonate shells or skeletons. They literally dissolve. Affected animals include krill and plankton as well as coral. This means that the bottom of the food web could potentially become extinct, and in turn so could fish, according to Zoologist Kent Carpenter: "If corals themselves are at risk of extinction and do in fact go extinct, that will most probably lead to a cascade effect where we will lose thousands and thousands of other species that depend on coral reefs.”

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By Mark_Esplin
10 Jul 2012

A fisherman wades through the shallows carrying a handful of possessions after a mornings fishing trip.

Attempts to educate fishermen have been made by the environmental community, and attitudes are slowly changing. The Coral Triangle Initiative announced that it saw a decrease in the use of destructive fishing methods in 2012. Although, they stated that other threats such as Population increase, pollution and sedimentation have increased considerably.

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By Mark_Esplin
10 Jul 2012

A fisherman on Palawan Island in the Philippines prepares for a fishing voyage out to sea.

Scientists have predicted that by 2100, global temperature rise could result in the extinction of coral in the Coral Triangle. This would lead to an 80% reduction in regional food production.