Short film showcases the beauty of life under the Isle of Wight coastline

Take two and a half minutes out of your day to watch this short film shot under the waters surrounding the Isle of Wight coastline – you’ll be amazed at the beauty beneath

fish from theo vickers marine wildlife short film

Marine biology degree student, Theo Vickers, who also doubles up as an Isle of Wight photographer and fossil hunter, has shared this great short wildlife film that he’s spent the last year working on.

Shot over the summer and autumn of 2020, the film focuses on the Isle of Wight’s marine biodiversity.

Theo says,

“The film showcases the diversity of habitats and organisms that we have around the Island’s coastline and is contrary to popular belief about UK seas being murky and not very interesting.”

Watch the film
Take a couple of minutes out to watch the film and we’re sure you’ll agree that what’s living within touching distance is far more beautiful than most of us imagined.

Isle of Wight Biosphere
In 2019 the Isle of Wight was given Biosphere reserve status from UNESCO.

As the Isle of Wight Biosphere Reserve is home to 140,000 inhabitants, making it the second most populous island in northern Europe.

Monday, 4th January, 2021 12:19pm



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Absolutely brilliant

Beautifully shot and edited, this film shows some of the amazing habitats and species around our shores that need protection. Although we now have some Marine Protected Areas, they need to be joined up – the seagrass beds off Ryde, for example, shelter young fish and seahorses, but seagrass is fragile. MPAs are worth nothing unless they are policed. Overfishing, dredging and pleasure boat anchors threaten marine… Read more »

You don’t have to be a diver to see many species of marine life. It is surprising how many fascinating species you can see on the shores around the Island’s coasts at low tide.


Just fab, well done thank you for capturing some of what makes the coast so special 🙂