At the same time, viewers must pause to consider their personal role in shaping the health of our oceans, especially in how we consume and discard plastic. Join underwater filmmaker Ziggy Livnat, as he narrates this visual exploration of marine animals and human impact on the oceans and all its life. Original music was written and recorded by Amir Gwirtzman.
In 2012 For The Sea Productions released Learning to Sea in the Virgin Islands, a series of 13 three-minute episodes that appeared weekly on CBS TV2 News. Each week’s episode featured a different marine animal in its natural environment as well as interesting facts and humor narrated by the talented Ted Davis. Each episode was accompanied by spectacular original music composed to picture by St. Croix’s own born and raised Padraic Coursey and A.J. Ventura. Footage for this series was gathered by Ziggy Livnat and his crew over the course of eighteen months and several hundred dives in the USVI.
We happened to stumble upon a sour spot that the authorities would have rather ignored than deal with. Only a couple of days ago we discovered an article from 2004 discussing the death of a wild bottlenose dolphin that drowned in nets from the same source. Since then there have been reports on many sharks and turtles drowning in those nets as well as other marine life.
For almost three decades, Ziggy Livnat, MFA, has worked as a professional artist using underwater filmmaking, photography and collaborations with musicians to create educational entertainment connecting marine life with audiences worldwide. Ziggy has devoted his career to the protection of marine environments with the making of several award winning underwater films. His photographs can be found in publications such as National Geographic and Advanced Diver Magazine.
Livnat is honored by the School of Visual Arts with a featured article about his new Plastic Free Red Sea campaign.
We’ve been extracting our marine resources in an unsustainable manner. Our planet is showing signs of ecosystem imbalance with toxin buildup everywhere, rapid species extinction, and increasing climate instability triggered by global warming. A study published in Science Magazine shows that in about thirty years most of our oceans will be depleted. It is not too late, but we have to act now! Start making a difference with these actions: