A sailboat for the oceans
'' We love what amazed us and we protect what we love '' said Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Film the sea
Today, our planet is experiencing an unprecedented rise in temperature that has started to impact life on earth. Our oceans are the first to be affected. The polar regions see their sea ice melt from year to year, forcing a large number of species to migrate or evolve to adapt to a new environment.
The polar bears will soon no longer have enough sea ice to hunt, the seals see their territory diminishing day by day ... As for certain species, they risk disappearing forever.
It is therefore urgent to draw up the current portrait of the oceans before it is too late.
So let’s once again cross the surface in search of new, spectacular and emotional images. Let us touch the hearts of those who still hesitate to take emergency measures to save the oceans.
A team of filmmakers and scientists will go to the oceans to film them, in order to report on their current state. The task is ambitious but the men and women who will embark on this project will be experienced.
We will no longer be able to say that we did not know what life was like in the oceans, and the younger generations must know the planet as we knew it at their age.
It's time to take a fresh look at the oceans
Today in Hawaii, thousands of whales come every winter
Men were able to take protective measures, some of which showed that a return to life was possible.
The ban on whaling has resulted in an overall increase in their population on our planet.
That of whales has doubled since 1970.
The gray whale is no longer in danger of extinction and the number of humpback whales has exploded in a few decades!
Tad Luckey, whale-watcher in Maui testifies: “40 years ago, you saw a whale in front of Maui here and there. Today, thousands of whales come every winter, we don't know where to look! "
Over 100 million sharks go extinct each year
For several decades, corals have been dying in water whose temperature is rising inexorably. The oceans are emptying of their fish, victims of uncontrolled overfishing.
Over 100 million sharks disappear each year, the vast majority through illegal fishing.
Giant trawlers comb the oceans until stocks are exhausted ...
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
However, there are still sanctuaries where sharks abound like here in Malpelo in Colombia.
On November 26, 2020, Colombian President Yvan Duque banned all forms of shark fishing, industrial or artisanal, in Colombian waters.
An exceptional woman, Sandra Bessudo, founder and president of the Malpelo Foundation, is the instigator of this unprecedented political decision!
In Newfoundland, cod schools are recovering
In Canada, the introduction of a moratorium on cod fishing in 1992 allowed the recovery of the cod stock.
Jim Duggan, fisherman in Newfoundland, remembers “When the government forced us to stop cod fishing in 1992, it hit us like a hammer! We thought we weren't going to get away with it. Of course we lived through a few difficult years, but today we are the first to say that our politicians made the right decision! "