Andy Sharpless CEO of Oceana, one of the world’s largest conservation organizations dedicated to protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species uses engaging scientific data in his talk at TEDxSF to show that it is possible for the worlds oceans to return to a sustainable level and help feed the growing world population at the same time.
Sir David Attenborough gives us a a first hand scientific look at the state of the worlds oceans. From the Great Barrier reef to the North Atlantic, his crew travels around the world to reveal what is happening today to the oceans.
Researcher Michael Fishbach’s encounter with a young humpback off the coast of Mexico looks ill-fated when they try to release the whale from a fisherman’s nylon net. But barely breathing, the young humpback doesn’t give up its will to survive, and after hours of attempting to release her from the net, the researchers don’t give up their will to help her. An inspirational story of determination and the importance of conservation for the oceans magnificent mammals.
Frangere is a short video of the ocean inspired by both the sixteenth century latin word “frangelis” meaning “liable to break” and the stage production The Glass Menagere by Tennessee Williams.
Sea of Glass is a short video depicting the visual aspects of the ocean. Filmed along the shores of West Wales, it explores the “liminal space between land and sea.” The short is accompanied by an original music score by Tom Middelton that accentuates the visual experience.
Sean Vicary, the film maker writes:
“My work is primarily concerned with ideas of ‘landscape’ (internal and external) and our increasingly politicized interaction with the ‘natural’ world.