“What lies beneath the thin blue line at the surface of the ocean? This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation and inspires people to act. For us, hope is not just a nice word; hope is empowerment, hope is a solution, hope is a game changer.” — Cristina Mittermeier, co-founder at SeaLegacy

SeaLegacy’s pioneering photographic expeditions and global campaigns aim to shine a light on the threats our oceans face and the extraordinary opportunities we already have of healing the future — one sustainable solution at a time.

This short film invites us to experience a body of water that we see on a map of Canada, but likely know little about. There was hope that the Salish Sea would be selected as the Canadian submission to be considered for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was not, but we can learn about this vibrant, living body of water just of the B.C. coast.


While designation as a World Heritage Site carries no immediate international enforcement mechanism for the preservation of the area, the true pressure for the preservation of the area would be linked to a sort of international moral imperative.
Island’s Salish Sea Trust searches for heritage site designation – Victoria News

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The SeaLegacy Collective

Our mission is to create healthy and abundant oceans, for us and for the planet. This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation, and the story that inspires people to act. We believe that producing powerful media and art that gives people hope is imperative. Hope is empowerment. Hope is a solution. Hope is a game changer.

The SeaLegacy Collective is a distinguished group of world-renowned photographers and filmmakers with a combined audience of more than 6.3 million people. Together, The Collective bring decades of experience and a diverse set of skills for documenting marine ecosystems and life at the water’s edge. They are committed to lending their influence and sharing their work to amplify SeaLegacy’s mission.

The SeaLegacy Collective

Creative Connections

Restoring Our Environment – UNESCO Global Geoparks
Restoring Our Oceans