Rural Coastline (10:38)
A group of athletes, musicians, and activists set out on a sea voyage to raise awareness about ocean conservation. On the first leg, they are travelling on the last stretch of rural coastline in California. They are recording a song on each leg of the voyage.
Moving Around (04:34)
More than 20 people traveled on each leg of the voyage. The amount of people and equipment caused some difficulties during the trip, but they were focused on the activism. In addition to the song a day, artists are creating a piece a day.
Transparentsea is a group of activists raising awareness about issues on the California coast. They use art, music, and education to spread their message. An important focus has been protecting blue whales in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Night Sail (09:13)
The crew decides to do a night sail for the first time with the thought that it would be fun. They decided to go further than originally planned after seeing a whale. Two members were separated from the group.
Marine Mammals (03:12)
The crew works with a marine mammal care center in Los Angeles. Their goal is to care and treat for injured animals and then return them to the wild.
Spoken Word (04:28)
The crew worked on a spoken word piece set to music. The entire group worked and participate in producing the piece.
The group talks about their commitment to un-occupying the seas, a play on the occupy movement. They share a story about travelling to a cove in Japan where whales and dolphins are commonly killed.
The crew finds whales while paddling off the coast of California. They talk about the experience of being so close to the whales.
Credits: The Transparentsea Voyage (01:55)
Credits: The Transparentsea Voyage
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