The Festival is now over, but some of the feature films, and all of the shorts are publicly available and are listed below with links.
The webinars were recorded and are available for viewing on the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association YouTube channel .
Questions: email@example.com .
The Daily Short
Highlighting one short daily from our program.
Saturday June 5
The Conservancy Hornby Island has allowed us to premiere their new short “WE are the Herrring – This is OUR story”. This video follows the journey of Pacific herring over thousands of years and reminds us of the important ecological, cultural, and economic role of this foundational species that are currently on the brink of collapse. Narrated by a youngster, Skye Fuller, who lives and goes to school on Hornby Island. 3:12 |Conservency Hornby Island – Herring action
Friday, June 4
Kwentens ?e to Sinkwu – Guardian of the Sea
This is the story of Southern Resident Killer Whale J34, Doublestuff, who washed up on the shores in the shishalh territory in the prime of his life, 18 years of age. Killer whales are said to be guardians of the sea and the Spirit World, and he was named after this, Kwetenes ?e te Sinkwe. The shishalh Nation honours his story and spirit with a dedicated exhibit at the Tems Swiya Museum, in Sechelt, B.C. We are grateful to the shishalh Nation for this video contribution to the World Oceans Day Film Festival. ?ul nu msh chalap (Thank you) 5:43 | shishalh Nation
Watch the shorts
Southern Resident Killer Whales
Eel grass: Amazing Meadows of the Sea
Restoring Our Eelgrass
The story of eelgrass restoration on Nex̱wlélex̱wem/ Bowen Island near Vancouver, BC Canada. 11:43 | Bob Turner
Eelgrass and Estuaries Up to 4K
As part of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, the SeaChange Marine Conservation Society is restoring eelgrass habitats within estuaries of the south coast.
4:17 | Sarah Verstegen
Forage fish: More than just some Little Fish
WE are the Herring: This is our story
Where there is herring there is hope… This video follows the journey of Pacific herring over thousands of years and reminds us of the important ecological, cultural, and economic role of this foundational species that are currently on the brink of collapse. Premiere of this lovely short; kindly provided by the Conservancy Hornby Island. 3:12min
HOWE SOUND BALLET: seals & sea lion feeding on anchovy
A close up underwater view of a feeding frenzy of an anchovy “fish ball” by seals and sea lion.
8:18 | Bob Turner
Beauty and the Feast
Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking display on the British Columbia coast. The waters turn milky white as millions of male herring release sperm, while the female fish lay billions of pinhead-sized eggs.
2:41 | Hakai Institute.
Wiggly Fish – Spawning Sand Lance in BC
4:46 |Otter Be Good Productions, Terry Brown
What are Streamkeepers? / Restoration
Urban Salmon Documentary. Urban salmon is a film by Fernando Lessa and highlights the existence of salmon in the urban environment. 12:00
Mosquito Creek salmon habitat restoration The North Shore Streamkeepers completed a habitat restoration project on North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek last fall and is already seeing massive returns of salmon. video courtesy of Keegan Casidy, North Shore Streamkeepers. 1:36
Blue Carbon: A Story from the Snohomish Estuary.
5:47 | EarthCorps
For more information about streamkeepers, or to get involved visit the Sunshine Coast Streamkeepers Society website.
Glass Sponge Reefs
Exploring Beautiful Glass Sponge Reef | Nautilus Live. The E/V Nautilus team, in partnership with Ocean Networks Canada, explores stunning and colorful fields of glass sponge reef in the Strait of Georgia. 2:33 | Nautilus Live
Glass sponge reefs: the basics. 1:55 | LeysLabUofA
Glass sponge biotherm and garden. 1:50 | RoyMulder
Life Beneath the Surface
Watch this 4 minute film by the SCCA celebrating the incredible diversity of marine life found in our own “backyard” on the Sunshine Coast. 4:00 | Sunshine Coast Conservation Association