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Deep Sea Reporter– the ocean's public service

10 May, 2021

The Deep Sea Reporter comes to You in the Time of the Apocalypse. The reports of the threats to humanity follow one another. Deep Sea Reporter wants to contribute knowledge about what is actually happening. Beneath the surface. And how it affects us humans. Deep Sea Reporter’s specialty is underwater photography. We are inspired by trying to portray our earth from the perspective of aquatic animals. We investigate what the perch feels when it gets a hook in its mouth during the children’s summer angling. And notes that fishes are individuals.

We like to call ourselves nature filmmakers – but want to be so much more: Today, what happens in the ocean is described based on scientific research. It is fundamental. But the Deep Sea Reporter will also highlight social science and humanities perspectives. Toxins, acidification, eutrophication and overfishing are mathematically described by chemists and marine biologists. The threats can be displayed graphically. The Deep Sea Reporter also wants to make room for research on how changes in the ocean affect people and communities.

We will seek answers to a series of questions, such as: Who has decided that the seas should be fished out? Who benefits from it? What happens to small fishing villages in competition with large-scale industrial fishing? What are we going to do with all the poisons and chemical weapons dumped in the Baltic Sea? What can we learn from marine archaeological finds? We prioritize the search for positive changes and discoveries. In several areas, the state of the sea is improving, we will tell you about this. We work with both videos and written reports.

Our ambition is to regularly publish international outlooks, both on cutting-edge research and on people’s relationship with the sea. Deep Sea Reporter is close to the production company Deep Sea Productions, which for a couple of decades has produced documentary films of international cut. https://www.deepsea.se/ Interest in the sea is growing throughout the world. Some of our articles and videos will be translated into English or made with English narration. In this edition, we offer The Time of the Seal , a fascinating reportage by Deep Sea Reporter’s experienced South African documentary filmmaker Simon Stanford.

Peter at Utklippans lighthouse, Blekinge archipelago

Deep Sea Reporter’s aim is to convey knowledge, awaken thoughts and commitment. I look forward to your comments!

Peter Löfgren, Editorial Director


Text: Peter Löfgren
Photo: Johan Candert

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