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Horse Island & The Pink Seaweed

Maerl the pink coral-like nobbly stuff is  precious. Sea Change, SCFF and SubSea.TV have collaborated on surveying Wester Ross Marine Protected Area since its creation in 2016. Our focus has largely been on surveying maerl because of its importance to commercial fisheries and the whole ecosystem. The film above has been made as a collaboration between local groups who share our concern

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An Underwater Ecosystem & Flowers of the Sea Forest

To view the stunningly beautiful world beneath the waves as shown in the film below enter the password sea cucumber (music not yet cleared) The film shares the findings from Sea Change’s June 2018 Sea bed survey working with SCFF, SubSea.tv and many many others, as the story shows) John McIntyre found a wonderful quote from 1376 complaining about chains

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Bubbles & The Seal Whisperer: Stories from the Highland Wildlife Hospital

This film above is made as a tribute to Beatrice Brinkler who ran the Highland Wildlife Hospital in Ullapool for decades. Empathy, compassion, kindness and understanding are the traits of the best of us. Beatrice has all those qualities in spades, especially for her animal friends, be they fluff, feather or fur. As a highly intuitive person Beatrice connected with animals

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The Pink Seaweed by George Macpherson

“The Pink Seaweed” is a story about maerl and the sea created by the well known traditional storyteller George Macpherson to celebrate the birth of Wester Ross Marine Protected Area. It was told to the children of Badcaul School by George in the spring of 2016 just before Wester Ross Marine Protected Area was born. George lives

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Happy Birthday Wester Ross Marine Protected Area (Film three)

Celebrating and Safeguarding the Future of Our MPA The third in a series of three ‘Happy Birthday’ films dives deeper into the process of discovery within the Wester Ross MPA articulating our desire to preserve the MPA’s ‘umbrella effect’ as outlined in the two previous films. We explore highlights of the MPA, discovering some still intact and unrecorded maerl

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A Special Happy Birthday to Wester Ross Marine Protected Area (film two)

In celebration of Wester Ross MPA’s first Birthday on 23rd March 2017, Sea Change have made three films which share appreciation of the MPA and encourage support for its protection and recovery.  The second film explains why Wester Ross Marine Protected Area is so special and why it needs protecting. The footage shows how the parts of

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Happy Birthday Wester Ross Marine Protected Area – we love you!

We love Wester Ross MPA and it is shortly to have its first birthday on the 23rd of March 2017! To celebrate Sea Change have made three films to share our appreciation of the MPA and to encourage support for it’s protection and recovery. The first film gives people an underwater glimpse of the unique and

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Alistair Sinclair of SCFF talks on reform (Autumn 2016)

Alistair Sinclair, the Chairman of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation, (SCFF) is passionate about the potential for well managed low impact (creel and dive) fisheries to be the drivers for the regeneration of Scotland’s coastal communities. During the MPA debate he championed the cause for greater protection and better management of Scotland’s inshore waters and supported coastal community groups like Sea Change Wester

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Our Bountiful Sea – The Story of Wester Ross MPA

Wester Ross Marine Protected Area was ratified by the Scottish Parliament on the 23rd of March 2016. Sea Change Wester Ross firmly believes in protecting and celebrating the wonderful species which live within it.  Please see the film made for the National Trust for Scotland which tells the story of why the MPA was created. Some of our

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