Hydro Motion Media MCZ Documentary

A Community project Perranporth, Cornwall

Our new film "Newquay & the Gannel MCZ". Aiding education and conservation in the UK and Cornwall. Pledge and get rewards :) Thanks

Please help us to produce this exciting new documentary illustrating the amazing diversity of marinelife within the Newquay and the Gannel Marine Conservation Zone.

This incredible area plays host to a variety of rare habitats including coastal saltmarsh, saline reedbeds, subtidal reefs and many weird and wonderful creatures. The Newquay bay is an important nursery for species to mature, such as sharks and rays. It harbors large mammals such as grey seals and is home to countless species of fish and invertebrates, even whales and dolphins pass through this area.

The species that live here often play second fiddle to more tropical ones that live abroad. This documentary will shed light upon just how wonderful, colourful and rich our seas are! It will give an indepth look into the common and some of the rarer creatures that can be found in the UK seas, championing our unique and diverse marine environment.

The film will be an open access production providing an educational resource to raise awareness of the marine environment, it will highlight the importance of marine conservation zones across the UK.

It will be available free of charge to schools, colleges, universities, education centres, local businesses and conservation organisations in keeping with our community investment commitment, like all our other productions up to this point.

Working closely with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust the Marine Conservation Society, Natural England and other marine groups the film will be entirely shot inside the MCZ. We will focus on the more illusive species that exist in this environmentally important area such as the Giant Goby, protected under UK law  and rarely encountered.

The documentary will cover an vast array of life, from the larger marine animals such as seals, rays and sharks to the smallest little beasties such as the solar powered sea slug.

With Newquay being one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK many people visit this area each year and use the sea for recreation.

This puts it under extreme pressure from human activities. As a result it experiences a large amount of pollution and without the proper initiatives the threat that the nature of the area will be negatively effected is very high.

Sadly we are all familiar with this sight and more and more plastic is entering our oceans without a feesable means to remove it. Among mutiple other pressures it is a critical threat to the planet.

A clean, well maintained and protected marine environment is key to providing valuable recreaction activities. These activites generate a great deal of income and jobs for the town and surrounding areas as well as playing an important part in many of the residents lives. It's therefore fundamental that this environment is protected. To properly protect it we must understand what is there. This documentary will faciltate this understanding documenting the creatures (aside from ourselves) that live in this area. Showing exactly why it is a vital habitat for numerous animals. Why it was designated as a MCZ and why it needs continued protection and further investment.

We will provide a go to media resource, open access to all who wish to use it (not for profit). We aim to involve as many local film makers, naturalists, enthusiasts and local groups and organisations in this production to make it a real community project.

Hydro Motion Media is a non profit CIC, we are relying on you to help production of this film. We believe the natural world to be our most valuable resource, by pledging to this project you are aiding its conservation and education on a local and national level. Thankyou!

Thomas Daguerre


Hydro Motion Media CIC