Endeavouring to highlight the beauty of our oceans and its marine life, Migration Media strive to produce captivating photography and video aiming to educate inspire, educate protect and conserve our oceans.
Migration Media travel to unique and remote locations across the globe aiming to share their passion for the natural world, producing stunning photography and cinematic video in order to highlight global issues facing our natural world.
Taking every opportunity to support conservation issues and marine life protection, Migration Media regularly donate video footage, still images, professional sevrices and prints to various conservation campaigns, video productions, fundraising events and NGO’s in order to raise awareness of the issues affecting our natural world and any of its wildlife. Also regularly submitting identification photographs of whale sharks and manta rays within the Ningaloo Reef World Heritage Area.
Project AWARE Manta Rays
Papua New Guinea Shark Finning
Migration Media helped to identify 107 individual whale sharks during the 2012 Ningaloo Whale Shark Season, including a new 2.5m juvenile male appropriately named ‘Nemo’ due to his missing pectoral fin.
Throughout the whale shark seasons here on the Ningaloo Reef, Migration Media continues to provide Ecocean and the Department of Parks and Wildlife with identification photographs for all whale sharks they come across on daily tours to swim with the world’s largest fish.
Coral Bay has identified over 750 individual coastal manta rays or Manta alfredi residing inside the coastal waters of Ningaloo. 50-60 of these rays are seen on a regular basis in Bateman’s Bay and Maud Sanctuary Zone on the Ningaloo Reef, a critical habitat for these fascinating animals. Ningaloo also provides a vital food source for the larger oceanic manta rays, Manta birostris, often found in feeding aggregations with whale sharks and we contribute ID shots of these incredible rays on a daily basis to Frazer McGregor our resident Manta Ray specialist from Murdoch University.
The Foundation for Marine Megafauna is close to Migration Media’s heart. Having lived in Mozambique and been witness to some of the horrific problems they face, it is a special part of the world that we hope to help protect.
Simon Pierce has also helped to establish an association named ‘Eyes on the Horizon’ aiming to protect marine species from unsustainable exploitation and poaching www.eoth.org. With a rich ocean environment and poverty stricken fishing communities, Mozambique’s marine megafauna is extremely vulnerable. Fishermen are offered relatively high financial rewards for the capture of sharks there fins and manta rays for their gills. Emerging ‘traditional’ Chinese medical applications with no scientific backing have marketed these products having a detrimental affect.