The environmental impact of oil spills could have a lasting effect to the ecosystem. Oil fence booms play a big role in minimizing damage by slowing the spread of oil and keeping it contained. Close up of a seabird being treated after oilspill.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island