FILMS
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.

WEBINARS
The webinars were recorded and are available for viewing on the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association YouTube channel .

Questions: contactus@worldoceansday-scca.ca .

Feature films

The Whale and the Raven

Photo of a humback whale surfacing
1hr 41min | 2019 | Mirjam Leuze

This Living Salish Sea

underwater photo of kelp
1hr 28min | 2017 | Sarama

Artifishal

Photo of hatchery smolt release
1hr 20min | 2019 | Patagonia


The Daily Short

Highlighting one short daily from our program.

Saturday June 5

WE are the Herring

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

Sunday June 6

Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere
We live on a finite planet. What happens to yesterday’s shiny new thing that is today’s cast-off? What happens to “throw away”, when there is no “away”? 4:00 | Sarama

Monday June 7

SṈIDȻEȽ Beach Restoration Project.
Walking hand in hand with First Nations and BC Parks, SeaChange is continuing the restoration of the estuary in SṈIDȻEȽ. 5:35 Seachange Marine Conservation Society

Watch the shorts

Southern Resident Killer Whales

Kwentens ?e to Sinkwu – Guardian of the Sea
We are grateful to the shishalh Nation for this video contribution to the World Oceans Day Film Festival. ?ul nu msh chalap (Thank you) 

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

Seagrass: Life in the Underwater Meadows
2:51 | Hakai Institute

Eelgrass Transplant Time lapse
1:21 | Sea Change

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

SṈIDȻEȽ Beach Restoration Project. Walking hand in hand with First Nations and BC Parks, SeaChange is continuing the restoration of the estuary in SṈIDȻEȽ. 5:35 Seachange Marine Conservation Society


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

Pacific Herring – Small Fish, Big Problem
5:59 | Conservancy Hornby Island
Visit the Conservancy site for more info and videos.

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

Salmon paparazzi’: Streamkeepers use motion-sensor camera to capture conservation data  1:01 |

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

SṈIDȻEȽ Beach Restoration Project. Walking hand in hand with First Nations and BC Parks, SeaChange is continuing the restoration of the estuary in SṈIDȻEȽ. 5:35 Seachange Marine Conservation Society

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

and more….

Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere
We live on a finite planet. What happens to yesterday’s shiny new thing that is today’s cast-off? What happens to “throw away”, when there is no “away”?  4:00 | Sarama

Remember… You are Wild
A Discussion with Dr. Sylvia Earle and Craig Foster from My Octopus Teacher; focussing on protection of the Great African Sea Forest. 45:02  | Mission Blue

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