'Vihamanaafushi Reef' Original Painting

Vihamanaafushi Reef

Acrylics on Canvas, 120 x 90 cm 
Raya Ahmed Mansoor, 2019

“Octopuses are not impervious to climate change. Scientists are still working out how changes in water temperature and currents might affect octopuses, their prey — and their predators.And ocean acidification, which can weaken shells of some of their favorite prey, could have a big impact on octopus food availability. Although it might be a feast at first, with shelled animal population declines, octopus populations could be soon to follow.”

—Katherine Harmon, scientificamerican.com