Photographer Jocelyn Carlin

Kiribati 09

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Copyright © Jocelyn Carlin 2009
The Pacific Ocean and the lagoon can be seen either side of the long man-made causeway that spans between Betio and the main islet of the capital atoll island of Tarawa. The causeway was the first built as an aid project in the 70's by the Japanese and Betio became accessible by road. But the structure changed the natural water courses of the atoll resulting an islet in the lagoon eventually dissolving away. Between building of causeways, flooding caused by sea level rise and storm surge and the coincidence of more infrastructure and dense populations, the geographical structure of the atoll is very fragile.
Other Galleries in this exhibition
Pacific Kiribati 09 | Environmental Stories from the Pacific Region | Pacific News -Tonga | Pacific News - Tonga2 | Another War Story | Tuvalu | Legacy Tuvalu - The Footprint on Funafuti | American Samoa and Samoa | Solomon Islands | Nauru/Kiribati/Fiji