Local Marine Life to Feature on TV
Viewers of the BBC’s One Show will be treated to a close up view of some of the island’s most fascinating marine life this winter thanks to diving TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff. Miranda and her crew worked with local diving experts Sue Daly and Andy Leaman of Sark Diving Services to make three short underwater films here earlier this month. One features a dive through the Gouliot Caves with a look at the wealth of anemones and other colourful marine that thrive in the Jewel Cave section. Another piece reveals Sark after dark with a view of the island’s stunning night sky followed by an exploration of the underwater world at night. During the filming Miranda came face to face with cuttlefish hunting as well as hermit crabs, john dories and all manner of nocturnal sea creatures. For the third film the crew ventured to the wreck of the Forth, a steamer that sank north of Herm in 1906 after loosing her way in the fog. As well as finding out about the history of the wreck from Guernsey-based marine historian Richard Keen, Miranda dived the wreck to see for herself the corals, cuckoo wrasse and other marine life that has made its home on the remains of the old ship. The three pieces will be broadcast on the One Show this winter starting in October.
Pictures by Sue Daly, clockwise from top left …
Miranda & cameraman Rob
Sark cuttlefish stalking at night
Cuckoo wrasse & fan coral on the wreck of the Forth
Dive supervisor Richard & Miranda