Sky 'Ocean Rescue' campaign on plastic pollution
Biologists of Wageningen Marine Research have contributed to the ‘Ocean Rescue’ campaign by Sky News, which made a high profile start on 24 January 2017 with its focus on the problems caused by marine plastic litter.
The Sky film team visited Wageningen Marine Research in December, filming on the beach and in the dissection laboratory.
The film team traveled all over the world for their film” ‘A Plastic Tide’. On January 24th, the film had its premiere, with additional live reports on television and Facebook from several of the locations, including from the Netherlands. Many elements of this campaign are now also available on YouTube.
‘A Plastic Tide’ - Documentary (duration 46 minutes)
(Fragment Jan Andries van Franeker from 18:30 min. onwards)
Other short videos on YouTube:
- Sky Ocean Rescue: General trailer
- How plastics in the ocean impact your health
- Plastic is killing marine wildlife
- Plastic bottle deposit scheme
Stomach contents of fulmars dissected during the filming for the documentary: