The new documentary Smog of the Sea is out now and is available to watch for free for a limited time only.
The incredible documentary chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea with marine scientist Marcus Eriksen and an unusual crew to help him study the sea. The crew included renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham who all became citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.
According to the Smog of the Sea site the adventure commenced “…after years of hearing about the famous “garbage patches” in the ocean’s gyres, the crew is stunned to learn that the patches are a myth: the waters stretching to the horizon are clear blue, with no islands of trash in sight. But as the crew sieves the water and sorts through their haul, a more disturbing reality sets in: a fog of microplastics permeates the world’s oceans, trillions of nearly invisible plastic shards making their way up the marine food chain. You can clean up a garbage patch, but how do you stop a fog?”
The Smog of the Sea provides a new perspective on the once pristine oceans, and makes an artful call to action for rethinking the scourge of the sea — single use plastic. Jack Johnson has also just released the new single “Fragments” which accompanies the video.
Click the image below to watch the video for free for a limited time and please share to get the message out.