Appearances

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Living on earth

About seventy percent of our planet is covered by the oceans, but the high seas are among the least-explored frontiers on Earth.

A conversation with BookBub

For most of us, the ocean represents a vacation destination: a place to relax and play. For Ian Urbina, the ocean represents a lawless frontier.

Lawless and largely invisible

In “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys across the last untamed frontier,” investigative journalist Ian Urbina uncovers slavery, overfishing and human trafficking on the high seas.

The Underworld

Ian Urbina was featured on the Intelligence Squared podcast. In a conversation with the BBC's Razia Iqbal, he explored a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever encountered - on international waters.

Ian Urbina on NowThis Español

El periodista Ian Urbina pasó 5 años reportando en crímenes marítimos como el tráfico de armas, la pesca ilegal y la esclavitud marítima—así es que estos crímenes afectan el medio ambiente

A magnified mirror image

"Victor Hugo called the oceans monsters, but Urbina details the monstrous deeds done by man on those bitter waters, a magnified mirror image of the Far West on land."