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Octoplosion! And some other bright images and (mostly) difficult news about our oceans.

This piece was made as a part of sporadic series I've been doing of editorial illustration mainly around climate change and other ocean related issues.  I hope to be doing more of these more frequently soon! This one was inspired by articles that scientists are finding the octopus population is increasing due to climate change (for now, anyway). Soon they will be our overlords, so if you'd like to know more, here's a good article. 

That's a whole stack of octopodes right there.

That's a whole stack of octopodes right there.

Earlier images from this series are below, and I hope to be creating more soon! 

This one was inspired by people finding big fossilized Megalodon shark teeth on North Carolina beaches. 

This one was inspired by people finding big fossilized Megalodon shark teeth on North Carolina beaches. 

This was from summer 2015 when a massive algae bloom made Dungeness crab toxic on the West Coast. 

This was from summer 2015 when a massive algae bloom made Dungeness crab toxic on the West Coast. 

Scariest for last --Inspired by this article in Scientific American that table salt in China has microplastics mixed in with the salt granules. YUM! We are all made of plastic, just like Carl Sagan said.

Scariest for last --Inspired by this article in Scientific American that table salt in China has microplastics mixed in with the salt granules. YUM! We are all made of plastic, just like Carl Sagan said.