Tim Winton, Australian author and Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society:
“We live on the veranda of the world's greatest island. It's our birthright to have a clean ocean, to catch a feed, to interact with nature. And, like any birthright, we have to safeguard it.”
Journey across a number of Australia's worldclass marine parks to learn about how they support species like the highly priced and valued coral trout and lobsters, the graceful manta rays, and the placid grey nurse shark.
But, marine parks support more than life just in the sea. Many Australians living by the sea depend on marine parks for their livelihood as well as their health and wellbeing, and many are taking a stewardship role to care for these areas.
Listen to the first-hand accounts of scientists, researchers, divers, tourist operators and fishermen who have a story to share about 'the veranda of one of the world's greatest islands.'
Produced & directed by James Sherwood & Danielle Ryan - Bluebottle Films for the Save Our Marine Life Alliance.
(This film is a part of an Australia-wide filming project documenting the science and the experiences of locals, who live beside marine parks. Also watch 'My Saltwater Sanctuary', which explores peoples' connection to marine parks in the state of New South Wales.)