Dive beneath the waves and experience the ocean through the eyes of a turtle, seal and shark.
Lucipara Islands are about 50 km west of Penyu Islands, both of which belong to Molucca Islands. They are directly south of Manipa Strait near Ceram. Edmund Roberts visited the islands briefly in the 19th century. He called them Lucepara in his 1832 journal.
On April 2021 I was called to film another expedition in Indonesia.
Even though the COVID-19 travel restrictions were still strong in Indonesia, we sailed off to Lucipara with high hopes.
After creating a new MPA in Serua, our Marine Conservation experts wanted to create a new one as well in Lucipara.
We traveled more than 1,300 nautical miles aboard The Seven Seas for a whole month, diving in one of the most remote area in Indonesia.
This short film testifies of the marine life that we encountered there and which we must protect at all costs, creating a new MPA.
Oceanic Islands make up a sixth of all land on Earth. In the Pacific alone, more than 25,000 islands are scattered amidst the endless blue. From Hawaii’s rocky mountains, to coral atolls of the Maldives, each hosting unique communities of life and species found nowhere else on Earth. Ecosystems that would not exist if not for the powerful forces that pulled these mighty rocks from the abyss. Volcanism, and tectonics.
00:00 – An Introduction to Oceanic Islands 01:39 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – The Abundance of Islands 02:34 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – How Islands Form 03:26 – Chapter 1: Life and Death of an Island – How Coral Atolls Form 05:04 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Arrival of Life at Islands 07:48 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – Adaptive Radiation 08:52 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Story of Darwin’s Finches 09:33 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – A Scale Model of Evolution 11:37 – Chapter 2: A Land of Opportunity – The Lemurs of Madagascar 12:57 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Island Mass Effect 14:02 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Galapagos Humboldt Current 15:02 – Chapter 3: Life Beneath the Waves – The Importance of Mangroves 16:14 – Conclusion: The Importance of Islands 17:19 – Message from our Sponsor
As it floats on the surface of the ocean, the Man O’ War looks beautiful and harmless but packs a killer sting with its deadly tentacles.
The Portuguese man o’ war, also known as the man-of-war, bluebottle, or floating terror is a marine hydrozoan found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is considered to be the same species as the Pacific man o’ war, which is found mainly in the Pacific Ocean.
A family of saddleback clownfish have found an excellent home, however, they need a place to lay their eggs.
Amphiprion polymnus, also known as the saddleback clownfish or yellowfin anemonefish, is a black and white species of anemonefish with a distinctive saddle. Like all anemonefishes it forms a symbiotic mutualism with sea anemones and is unaffected by the stinging tentacles of the host anemone.
This specialist hunter knows just how dangerous their prey can be. To solve this problem, they hypnotise crabs by changing the colour of their skin.
Cuttlefish or cuttles are marine molluscs of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. Cuttlefish have a unique internal shell, the cuttlebone, which is used for control of buoyancy.
Leading documentary photographers and filmmakers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier are co-founders of SeaLegacy, a conservation collective of experienced storytellers dedicated to protecting our oceans. The two Sony Artisans Of Imagery have taken their mission to the next level with SeaLegacy 1, a boat that they stripped and systematically rebuilt for diving and documenting with their Sony Alpha gear. In episode one of the new series SeaLegacy: The Voyage, follow along as they set sail on a four-year long mission to save the world’s oceans. Learn more: https://alphauniverse.com/
“Sunday Morning” takes us to a sighting of sharks – great whites near Guadalupe Island off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.
Scores of sea lions apparently panicked by predator orcas or gale-force winds have taken refuge on the beaches of Tome, a town in Chile
From underwater hunts to dancing whales, here are some of our all-time favourite ocean moments.