BBC Breakfast Water Quality Special plus 'Our Sea Forest'
Rob and Bianca from the Clean Harbours Partnership Team have a couple of really relevant and interesting links to share.
If you happened to miss last week's BBC Breakfast Water Quality Special on Tues 5th September, which was filmed at Langstone Harbour, worry not! The Clean Harbours Partnership Team have curated and uploaded the most pertinent segments relating to the Clean Harbours Partnership's efforts on their YouTube channel. You can watch them here: https://youtu.be/BbP4n5HihXM?si=9sGLJmh6WlbtKUDf
They would also like to share a link to the recently aired BBC program, 'Our Sea Forest,' which aired on Friday 8 September 2023. Produced by talented local filmmaker Sarah Cunliffe, this show delves into the potential rejuvenation of kelp beds off the Sussex coastline. Kelp beds are vanishing at an alarming rate, with over 95% of these crucial 'blue forests' disappearing in locations as diverse as California and Tasmania. In the United Kingdom, our kelp forests could vanish within the next 75 years. These underwater forests serve as vital nurseries for numerous marine species, oxygenate the water, offer protection against storm surges and coastal erosion, and their ecosystems help sequester substantial amounts of carbon dioxide. They also play a pivotal role in mitigating the effects of climate change. 'Our Sea Forest' now symbolizes the aspirations of many for a brighter future. Catch up here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001q97d
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