The Patterns of the Ocean

The new documentary by The Jetlagged

While I was at the boot Dusseldorf earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting The Jetlagged team and tested their new 360 underwater video. It was a superb experience, I think it will be a game changer for education and sharing virtual experience with other people. We are happy to support them in promoting this new video which also features some of our local heroes from the Marine Megafauna Fondation on Nusa Lembongan and our friends from Wunderpus in Komodo.

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 conservationists in Indonesia like Elitza Germanov and Sarah Lewis (Indonesian Manta Project/Manta Trust), who are working tirelessly to save these beautiful animals from extinction.

Filmed & edited by The Jetlagged. Tanjung Luar fishmarket footage with mantas, mobulas and sharks by Steve Woods and Adrienne Gittus. Dried manta ray gills footage by Alex Hofford.


The film is going on a festival tour now, so check our website frequently or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on screening dates.

World Premiere:

International Ocean Film Festival, March 11th, 2018, San Francisco (USA)
ADEX Dive Expo, Dedicated to Sharks, 2018, Singapore
International Wildlife Film Festival, 2018, Missoula (USA)
Elements International Environmental Film Festival, 2018, Vancouver (Canada)

Manta Photo used for blog image by Arkadiy Almendieiev