On World Ocean Day 2021, the global wind industry has been joined by a growing coalition of voices calling for governments to urgently raise their offshore wind ambitions.
Why we must protect our seagrass meadowsThe rapidly changing climate is pushing life in our oceans to the brink. More than 50% of our seagrasses have been lost. Just like rainforests and coral reefs these underwater gardens are under threat. The good news is solutions exist.
A short environmental documentary about seagrass meadows in Cornwall.
A collaboration between Project Seagrass & LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES with extra support and funding from Natural England, Ocean Conservation Trust, Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall Council, Feel Good Drinks & Eden Project.
Seagrass is one of the most important ecosystems on our planet. This incredible marine plant – goes unnoticed by many – yet absorbs vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and provides a home for a huge diversity of marine animals. Including critically endangered species such as the Seahorse and also the young of commercially important species such as Pollock, Cod and whiting.
Shockingly, the UK is predicted to have lost up to 92% of its Seagrass during the last century. This is mostly due to negative human impacts.
There is much more that can be done to protect these productive, biodiverse underwater meadows.
Produced, directed, filmed & edited by Lewis Jefferies.
Executive producer Dr Richard Lilley.
Narrated by Charlie Young.
Original Score by David John Williamson.
World leading shark expert Cristina Zenato explains that if we are to mend our broken relationship with the natural world then first we have to fix our disconnect with the ocean.
Adventurer, conservationist, writer and photographer, Cristina Mittermeirer has been published in hundreds of publications, including National Geographic and TIME. She believes photogaphy is a critial tool in the world’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience.
The ocean must be embraced as something that connects and shapes humanity rather than isolates it. A shared responsibility rather than a final frontier of resource extraction.