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EARTH-DAY/SOUTHKOREA-HAENYEO
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April 19, 2021
Haenyeo, also known as "sea women", Jin So-hee, 28, and Kim Myung-soon, float in the water as they work...
Geoje, South Korea
The Wider Image: For South Korea's youngest 'sea women', warming seas mean smaller catches
Haenyeo, also known as "sea women", Jin So-hee, 28, and Kim Myung-soon, float in the water as they work in the sea off Geoje, South Korea, March 31, 2021. The disappearance of the seaweed, which the haenyeo harvest as food and which also provides habitat for other creatures they hunt, has forced the women to routinely dive to increasing depths, at least 12 metres, Jin said. "There is less for us to collect and we have to dive deeper, which is physically challenging," Jin said. Besides climate change, the women say they also have to deal with more pollution in the seas, complicating their already dangerous jobs. "I'm finding more golf balls than sea cucumbers now," Jin said. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEARCH "HAENYEO HONG-JI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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