At a series of live events throughout Europe, artists and activists have come together to create stunning body art to draw attention to the destruction caused by deep-sea bottom trawling and to ask European governments to support a ban of what scientists have called “the most destructive fishing gear in history”.
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For more info check out this great comic.
The video was produced by Conservation Media Group, below are images of the finished body art.
Paragorgia, Bubblegum Coral. Make up by Maeva Coree, Paris, France.
Photograph: Alexandre Faraci/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Coryphaenoides rupestris, Roundnose Grenadier. Make up by Serena Fiammenghi, Milan, Italy.
Photograph: Alessio Proietti/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Promachocrinus kerguenlensis, Sea Lily. Make up by Riina Laine, Helsinki, Finland.
Photograph: Vanessa Forsten/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Histioteuthis Heteropsis, Jewel squid. Make up by Lorna Strachan, Glasgow, Scotland.
Photograph: Felicity Millward/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Stauroteuthis syrtensis, Dumbo Octopus. Make up by Léonie Gené, Hamburg, Germany.
Photograph: Janine Gallert/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Melanostomias tentaculatus, Scaleless Black Dragonfish.
Make up by Jasmina Bator, Zagreb, Croatia. Photograph: Vanja Šolin/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Aglantha sp., Deepsea Jellyfish, Madrid, Spain.
Photograph: Silvia Quiros/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Histioteuthis Heteropsis, Jewel Squid. Make up by Carolyn Roper, London.
Photograph: Richard Skyns/Bloom Association/LUSH
Hexactinellidé, Deepsea Sponge. Make up by Nadja Hluchovsky, Vienna, Austria.
Photograph: Anja Lampert/Bloom Association/LUSH
Paraeuchaeta barbata, Predatory Copepod. Make up by Anneke van der Does, Amsterdam.
Photograph: Alex de Groot/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Teuthowenia pellucida, Googly-eyed Glass Squid. Make up by Emilia Simova, Paris, France.
Photograph: Claire Nouvian/Bloom Association/LUSH
Voragonema pedunculata, Deepsea Jellyfish. Make up by Rita Pico, Lisbon, Portugal.
Photograph: José Santos/Bloom Association/LUSH
Anoplogaster cornuta, Fangtooth. Make up by Helena Jordana Skuhrovcov, Prague, Czech Republic.
Photograph: Helena Dufková/Bloom Association/LUSH
Photograph: Helena Dufková/Bloom Assocation/LUSH
Deep sea body painting in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Photograph: Oscar Mattsson /Bloom Association/LUSH