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The Patterns of the Ocean – Protecting Indonesia’s Manta Rays February 27, 2018

Protecting Indonesia’s Manta Rays In their latest documentary, The Jetlagged accompany manta ray researcher Elitza Germanov (Marine Megafauna Foundation) on a field trip in Komodo in Indonesia. Manta ray numbers are declining because their gills have recently become a dubious trend in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Numerous conservation efforts are taking place to protect the gentle ocean giants, including “Citizen Science” projects to identify individuals by their unique spot patterns on their bellies. The filmmakers document the efforts of scientists and…

The Pale Horse – Coral Apocalypse August 27, 2017

Our world climate is changing. We can already feel it, but other organisms sense it quicker than us and even more drastically. Such are tropical, reef-building corals. Their polyps react very sensitive to changing conditions like water quality and in particular the surrounding ocean temperature: the stress caused by rising temperatures drives them to expel symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing them to turn completely white. Without the nutrients the algae provide, the coral polyps slowly starve and die….

The Jetlagged Biorock Camp June 8, 2017

A new artificial reef for Gili Trawangan Our film "We live underwater" about the Biorock artificial reef technology got a lot of attention and many people addressed us, interested in participating in building artificial coral reefs. So, last year in October, it was time for the very first The Jetlagged Biorock Camp on Gili Trawangan in Indonesia! So check out how we built it and watch the video below to see how amazing it looks 6 months later! A new Biorock is...

Little Teeth – Saving Sharks on Bali February 27, 2017

“Little Teeth – Saving Sharks on Bali” accompanies the work of a shark rescue center on Bali, probably the only one of its kind in the world. “Bali Sharks” offers fishermen an alternative to killing the sharks they catch in their nets. After a period of rehabilitation, the sharks are released back into a nearby marine protected area. The organization also runs eco-tours and education projects about sharks with school classes on Bali. A W A R D S: Best Ecological…

Mantas upside down September 22, 2015

Manta rays are some of the largest animals in the oceans. There are two known different species, reef mantas (manta alfredi) and oceanic or giant mantas (manta birostris). Giant manta rays can weigh as much as 1,350 kg and have wingspans of up to 7 m. They are migratory animals and constantly have to swim to have fresh water flush over their gills. Despite their enormous size, mantas feed on tiny zooplankton that they filter out of the water. Meeting...

A recipe for spicy sambal sauce & a ship that ran out of chilis August 17, 2015

What to bring home from a trip to the end the world? We all love souvenirs – small things we find when we’re travelling that will later bring back memories of a country, a region or a certain trip. There is always a lot pretty kitsch, but some souvenirs definitely prove to be of the more useful kind, like the Balinese sarong, sea salt from the Mediterranean or native coconut oil from Indonesian tribes women. But there are few things that bring back…

We live underwater (How we built our own artificial Biorock reef) July 14, 2015

Coral reefs worldwide are threatened, suffering from pollution, overfishing and global warming. According to the WWF, we have already lost 27% of the world's coral reefs. If present rates of destruction continue, 60% of the world's coral reefs will be gone in the next 30 years. But we can do something to help: We built an artificial Biorock reef on Gili Trawangan, an Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. A submerged metal structure will be equipped with a special...

Music video for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society February 14, 2015

Sea Shepherd Germany, The Jetlagged and Inlegend just shot a very special music video together! It all started with a phone call from Anne, our good friend at Sea Shepherd Germany. She was contacted by a band that had written a song with a strong environmental message called “Empty Place”. Being Sea Shepherd supporters themselves, they offered Sea Shepherd Germany to shoot a special themed music video for them. Anne immediately told them she knew just the right film makers for this task! After…

Iceland, land of fire and ice… and whales! February 11, 2015

Humpback whale during a whale watching trip in Skjálfandi bay (Husavik, Iceland) Iceland is an amazing country full of natural wonders. Torn apart by the sheer forces of the Earth, it is formed by fire and ice and an extreme climate. It is a wild and dangerous country and we are deeply in love with it, but for one thing: Whaling. Iceland is one of the very few countries that still allow commercial whaling and sets catch quotas every year...

The Jetlagged on Kanawa Island, Komodo National Park July 19, 2013

It’s always summer, somewhere on the planet. That’s what we Northern Europeans think to ourselves to escape from winter blues. Our summer ends after only a few weeks – weeks, when we were really lucky. It just feels good to know that there is a place, somewhere on this planet, where there is always summer. A place where you can go to, anytime, a place that will always welcome you with a burning sun, blazing heat and humidity, with clear…

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