The award-winning documentary film “Healthy Seas: Mission in Santorini” follows Ghost Diving volunteers recovering half a ton of ghost nets — nets which have been left or lost by fishermen — from the seabed during a mission in Santorini on World Oceans Day. During an unprecedented underwater live-stream, Pierre-Yves Cousteau described the mission to inspire the protection of the World’s Seas and Oceans.
Directed by Artemis Samothrakis, the 22-minute short documentary includes interviews from Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Nano Marinatos (Professor at the University of Illinoi and daughter of famous archeologist Spyridon Marinatos), Dr Maria Salomidi (Hellenic Center of Marine Research) and Lefteris Arapakis that in 2020 was recognized by the United Nations as Young Champion of the Earth for Europe.
Over 640,000 tons of fishing gear is estimated to be lost or abandoned in the seas and oceans each year. It is a major environmental problem that requires immediate attention. Healthy Seas works with volunteer divers to remove the so called “ghost nets” from the seas and ensures the nylon parts are regenerated into ECONYL® nylon yarn, the basis for new sustainable products such as swimwear, activewear, socks and carpets.
This film is dedicated to our friend, George Papaspyrou.
More information about the documentary: https://www.healthyseas.org/2020/02/11/mission-in-santorini/
Thanks to Ghost Diving, Cousteau Divers, Atlantis Diving Oia, Carvico, Artemis Samothrakis, Gregory Pappas, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, Lefteris Arapakis, Maria Salomidi, Santorini Marine Protected Area, Santorini!
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