This captivating footage shows thousands of barnacles having a mass feeding session on the western Canadian coast.
In a video which at first only seems like an ordinary stroll by the sea, the tiny creatures are suddenly revealed in a stunning close-up shot of them feasting on plankton.
“Always notice the little things,” reads the video caption seconds before the sticky crustaceans are unveiled beneath the photographer’s feet.
The fascinating clip was obtained by Newsflash from Robert and Vanessa Moberg, a husband-and-wife film-making duo based in British Columbia, Canada.
It is only one of many of Robert’s documentary productions.
All of Robert’s documentaries have a focus on the environment and have been broadcast on television in Canada.
Vanessa, who has spent most of her career working with small not-for-profit organizations, currently works with a conservation organisation providing water and waste education to the public.
The couple told Newsflash in an interview: “Much like many of our followers remarked, we had no idea barnacles fed in tidal pools like this.
“At first, we thought it was a tongue, but it is actually more like feet. As ‘yeltagunyah’ commented, the scientific name for these ‘feet’ is ‘cirri’, saying ‘they are like little tiny feathers that comb through and filter the water to catch microscopic organisms’.”
Robert and Vanessa care a great deal about wildlife and the environment.
They said: “We were tired of feeling hopeless about the future of our planet so, a few years ago, we decided to dedicate our lives to telling stories of hope.
“In 2019, without any sailing experience whatsoever, we purchased a 34-foot sailboat and spent six challenging months circumnavigating Vancouver Island. We produced a short film called ‘Sailing For Good’.
“This was a big adventure for us, but by the end of it, we were ready to retire as sailors. We sold our boat and created Restoration Planet as a way to continue our mission to follow and participate in the massive global movement to restore Planet Earth.
“We want people to know that we are not alone in this fight.”
The film-making couple are now their utmost to try and amplify stories of ordinary people around the world doing extraordinary things for the environment – whether they are planting trees, protecting wildlife, reducing waste, conducting cleanups or repairing damaged ecosystems.
The Mobergs concluded: “through these actions, together, we are restoring our faith in each other and in our communities, across cultures, borders, and oceans.”
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