Movies

Animated Salmon Habitat

natural shorelineThose of you who know me know what I think about bringing art and science together — it's essential! So it warmed my heart to see this short animated movie (below) that was created by a collaboration between NOAA and the Pacific Northwest College of Arts.

From the NOAA web site: "Balancing waterfront development with the needs of salmon is a continuous challenge that requires innovative thinking...Art students challenged NOAA to develop new ways of communicating this complex environmental and societal issue; and NOAA provided students with the opportunity to apply their talents in a professional setting. Working together, NOAA and the students bridged art with science to create a call to action. The students produced an animated short story to communicate the importance of shorelines, looking at traditional methods for protecting them so they can be modified to support healthy salmon habitat."

Of course, salmon aren't the only creatures to whom the shoreline is important, but they're often used as ecological place-holders for all of the other creatures that are part of a sustainable ecosystem: insects, eggs, fish, kelp, sea slugs, eelgrass, barnacles, clams, etc.

Comments are closed.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Recent Media Articles

Weigh Anchor: A Hybrid Between a Movie and a Book

Did you ever wish for an on-line story that has the visual benefits of a documentary, but with the ability to self-pace the experience like with a book?

Read More »

Dave Barry Sums It Up

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except…

Read More »

Humorous looks at some of our roles in nature

Underdone Comics (Seattle) — comics about nature posted most weekdays

Read More »

Polluted Puddles: Arlo’s quest to clean up our mess

What’s not to like about a young boy examining puddles and channeling his inner-scientist?

Read More »

Expanding Horizons

We’re ending 2016 by including a new emphasis in the SEA-Media family: interconnectedness. This article exemplifies this theme with 3 very different, but related movies.

Read More »

Subscribe