WATCH: The Riptide Movement launch important new web series dealing with pollution of Irish waters
An eye-opening look at a very important issue.
Irish rock band The Riptide Movement have teamed up with the Clean Coasts organisation for a new web series dealing with the issues of pollution of Irish waters, as well as the world's oceans in general.
In the first episode of the series, the band head on a SCUBA Try Dive with the University College Dublin Sub Aqua Club in Ireland to experience what the marine environment has to offer.
Afterwards the band travels to the Seal Sanctuary in Courtown just south of Dublin, to see the effect of ghost fishing on wildlife. Gar from the band then travels to speak with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Fisheries Board) and learn about their fishing for litter campaign and see it in action with local fishermen.
Speaking to JOE, the series' directors Crooked Gentlemen said that "We filmed the series in June of this year. We initially came on board without a huge amount of knowledge on this issue and during the course of filming we were greatly affected by the scale of the problem of single use plastics and its impact on our oceans.
"We hope the series will raise awareness and inform people of the easy changes we need to make to preserve our beautiful ocean environment."
The following episodes will be released over the next two weeks, each episode dealing with a different Irish coast.
Watch the first episode of the new web series right here:
Clip via The Riptide Movement