Video: Oceana Victories to Celebrate World Oceans Day by Melissa Forsyth


I used a combination of footage and stills to create a parallax technique for this World Oceans Day video. Since last year's World Oceans Day, Oceana has celebrated major victories in the fight to protect marine wildlife and coastal communities around the world. In the last twelve months, we've played a pivotal role in creating the largest marine park in the Americas, banning offshore oil drilling in Belize, protecting Portugal's Gorringe Bank, getting shark fin products off GrubHub, and many more. In this video, learn why the oceans matter and what Oceana is doing to help. 

Production and editing by Melissa Forsyth. 

Video: Oceana Supporter Spotlight by Melissa Forsyth


Johnny Miller retired to Fernandina Beach, Florida, after a 20-year career in the Navy. But retirement hasn’t stopped him from working. As the city’s mayor, Miller’s been one of the strongest voices opposing seismic blasting on the U.S. East Coast. Miller is an ocean acoustics expert, so he knows what’s at stake in the fight against seismic blasting in Florida.

Production and editing by Melissa Forsyth

Video: Lauren Conrad Wants to Save the Sea Turtles by Melissa Forsyth


I shot and edited this  Oceana PSA in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Seeing hundreds of sea turtle hatchlings was incredibly powerful! 

Fishing gear designed to capture some of our favorite fish is threatening sea turtle survival. In June 2015, Lauren Conrad and Oceana traveled to the Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Mexico where the world's most endangered species, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, come to nest on its beaches.

Montreal in Black & White by Melissa Forsyth