Underwater photography and overfishing


This video says about itself:

Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia – Diving the Most Bio-Diverse Reefs on the Planet

Video Chapters:
00:00 Wayag Islands
02:14 Underwater & Schools of Fish
03:47 Sharks
05:30 Mantas
06:52 Turtle
07:23 Crossing the Equator
07:52 The Passage
09:00 Nudibranchs (Sea Slugs), Flatworms, Pipefish, Pygmy Seahorses
10:56 Individual Fish and Bump Head Parrotfish School
12:38 Cuttlefish, Crabs, Lobster, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Sea Snake
13:40 Anemone Clownfish, Arborek Village
14:35 List of Dive Sites Visited & Sunset

Raja Ampat sharks: here.

Today, there was a lecture in the natural history museum.

It was by Dos Winkel, a diver and underwater photographer.

He showed photos of marine life, taken at the coral reefs of Bonaire island in the Caribbean; and of the Raja Ampat archipelago in Indonesia (see also here).

The lecture was filmed for a documentary film.

This film, Sea the Truth, will be out soon.

Except for showing the beauty of fish, crustacean, coral, and other marine life, the lecture was about the threats to that beauty, like overfishing and bycatch.

Sigourney Weaver: Protecting Our Oceans for Earth Day: here.

Hamlet fish sheds light on evolution of marine species: here.

Raja Ampat marine sanctuary has high levels of marine biodiversity, 1300 species of fish, 600 species of coral: here.

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3 thoughts on “Underwater photography and overfishing

  1. April 18, 2010

    Israel aims to reverse Sea of Galilee fish decline

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel hopes to fill the Sea of Galilee with a great multitude of fishes.

    Responding to a decline in the number of fish in the Biblical lake — where the Gospels say Jesus miraculously produced huge catches for his disciples’ nets — Israel has banned fishermen from trawling the waters for two years.

    “This stems from a desire to maintain an ecological balance, preserve water quality and revive fishing which has nearly died out in the Kinneret,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, using the Hebrew name for the Sea of Galilee, said on Sunday.

    Announcing details of the moratorium, Netanyahu told his cabinet that fishermen would receive government compensation and the Sea of Galilee would be restocked with fish brought from the outside.

    “It’s a matter of concern for me because I used to fish there: the fish was excellent and it’s important to us to continue to enjoy excellent fish and water from the Kinneret,” he said, in broadcast remarks, about Israel’s biggest reservoir.

    (Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

  2. petrel41 on December 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm said:

    Six green activists arrested at protest

    Netherlands: Six Greenpeace activists were arrested in the Dutch port of IJmuiden on Friday after protesting at EU subsidies for “floating fish factories.”

    The environmental group said European trawlers were overfishing waters off Africa’s west coast – leaving African fishing vessels with little left to catch.

    Activists in rubber dinghies daubed the figures 24,000,000 and 20,000,000 on the bows of two ships, saying that the sums represented how many euros each vessel had received in subsidies.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/113502

  3. Pingback: ‘Walking shark’ discovery in Indonesia | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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