New Addition to Vitamin Sea TV for World Ocean Day

In time for World Ocean Day 2022, we are delighted to release our latest addition to Vitamin Sea TV – a short film about the magnificent Lundy Island and its surrounding waters, which contain the UK’s first Marine Protected Area and No Take Zone!

Lundy Island, which lies just off the North Devon coast, is home to an incredible array of wildlife, from its famous puffins (Lundy is Norse for Puffin Island!) to its inquisitive Atlantic Grey Seals.

The waters around Lundy Island are subject to various oceanic currents, creating an awe-inspiring and unique underwater ecosystem, home to some surprising and rare species. Many of the plants and animals around Lundy are fragile, and have really benefitted from the heavy protection offered to the water around the Island. Lundy’s amazing marine world has become famous for its corals, lobsters, seabirds and the seals which mate and give birth around the island each year.

The film is 8 minutes 46 seconds long, and can be viewed on YouTube via the link below. We encourage the showing of the film to Primary and Secondary schools, and it hits several key elements of the KS1-4 Science and Geography curricula. If you do show the film to your class, please let us know what you think! We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed researching and producing it. And if you need any help screening it, please get in touch.

This summer (2022) we’re running our first Vitamin Sea Project trips to Lundy Island, taking two groups of young people snorkelling within the Marine Protected Area, to see for themselves the amazing life underwater around our coast. We’re so looking forward to it.

If you’d like any more information about the film or our work, please get in touch via the link below.

The film was very kindly supported by our friend Felix Appelbe at Ocean Ambassadors, and dryrobe whose offices are just across the water from Lundy in Braunton, North Devon.

The film was researched, presented and produced by Cal Major, filmed and edited by James Appleton, with additional footage very kindly donated by Mark Lavington and Mike Deaton. Huge thanks to Lundy Island’s Wardens past and present, in particular Dean Jones who you’ll see in the film.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy watching!