For The Sea Productions was created by independent award-winning filmmaker Ziggy Livnat, MFA. We offer video and photos that we hope will engage, entertain, and raise awareness of the critical need for conservation of our planet’s largest ecosystem – the oceans.
Happy Thanksgiving dear friends, regardless of what species you are, thank you for adding love and magic to my journey. For me Thanksgiving is everyday. I am very grateful to love, experience life and to […]
The stingrays are magical animals that glides on the bottom of the sea. They are related to the shark family and use their electrical sensors to find crustaceans in the sand. The eyes of the […]
Happy Thanksgiving dear friends, regardless of what species you are. Thank you for adding love, magic and so much beauty to my journey. For me Thanksgiving is everyday. I am very grateful to love, experience life and be in the present to enjoy every moment and learn everyday something new.
I would like to give you a small holiday gift, it’s a premiere showing of a new piece about the Starfish of the Red Sea that is fresh out of my editing oven. It is dedicated to the star in each and every one of you.
This new YNET episode explores the beauty of the lion fish and the complexity of human perspective with the fish being hunted on one side of the globe while others work to protect and release them when trapped.
The Lionfish is a sophisticated hunter that feeds on little fish by stretching his mouth and swallow them whole. In the red Sea it's being protected while in the Caribbean Sea it is considered an invasive species and is treated as a villain, but its really not the fish fault since it was us that put it there. It is believed that the first lion fish were introduced in Florida in the 80's from aquariums and without predator slowly made his way throughout the Caribbean Sea.
It seems easy to forget that the condition of the Caribbean reefs has been drastically degraded many years prior the arrival of the Lionfish by over fishing and over development practices that still continue. The hunting attempts of the lionfish may show efficient on a single patch, a regularly visited dive site, but it does not affect the larger picture. The large communities of Lionfish are keeping away from us, far from our seeing eyes, but they are there. They like to hang out between 150ft - 300ft deep in the Caribbean waters and by now adapted to cold water and can be found in large numbers all along the east coast all the way to New York.
The original music is by AMIRYA-Tribal Dance & Eyal Sela
The stingrays are magical animals that glides on the bottom of the sea. They are related to the shark family and use their electrical sensors to find crustaceans in the sand. The eyes of the stingray located on the upper part of his body while the mouth, nostrils and gills are on the bottom, so it can never see the meal. Stingrays have a false bad reputation but they will never attack a person without being seriously provoked. I can tell you from experience as you can see how close I am to the animal filming. When caught, fisherman sometimes chop off the tail to get rid of the sting and release it, chopping the tail off is detrimental for the animal since it will not grow it back so the stingray is left with no protection. filmed in the Red Sea (Blue Spotted) and the Caribbean (Southern).
"Ziggy of the Sea" - Episode 5 on YNET - Grace of the Stingray
the video episode (watch in HD) that accompanies the article get up close and personal with some of nature’s most beautifully designed creatures, which also happen to carry a deadly punch. They feed on poisonous creatures like sea sponges, and have developed a system which insulates them form the effects of the poison while allowing them to use it as a weapon.