The blue tang is one of the most popular fish in the marine aquarium trade. However, it cannot be easily bred in captivity. This creates a global supply chain that connects fishermen in small islands with hobby aquarists on the other side of the world.
Alongside four additional team members I worked in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colorado to trace the path of this supply chain. I also developed the technology for the project, creating a web experience to tell a map-driven multimedia story, capturing underwater virtual reality video, and drone support.
This project was recognized as one of Mapbox's featured community maps of 2018