AROUND NORTH AMERICA
Part 3 : Pacific Attitude
he Dumont d'Urville scientific station in the Antarctic is one of the most remote places on earth. Jonathan, a young researcher, is about to spend on year on this station.
After four months of summer, the longest winter on Earth is settling in. The pack ice replaces the open sea. With temperatures as low as –37° C and winds of up to 300 kph, even the most resilient animals leave the region. The station soon becomes inaccessible, and everyone leaves -with the exception of Emperor penguins... and a handful of people who stay behind.
The magnificent lagoon of Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, is at the very heart of local life. The Mahorans are aware of this and try to protect it. From the wooded mountain top to the mangrove and into the sea, we came across dedicated men, women and children, turtles and sea cucumbers, right down to the vibrant coral reefs shimmering below in the turquoise water. The lagoon of Mayotte is a cradle of hope : to build a future that will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.