L’Île Fait la Vie
As an Island shaped by time and tide, Jersey has a unique playlist. The music playing here is made up of sounds recorded around the Island. Listen. Êcoutez. What can you hear? Can you pick out all the different sounds?
Soundscape by Sam Hills.
What are you listening to?
Sea waves and weather ambience from multiple locations, including: Green Island, Bouley Bay and Anne Port.
Harbour ambience from Gorey Harbour
Cave ambience from La Corbière
Farm ambience from Oakwood Farm (St Mary) and Les Cotiles Farm (Trinity)*
Farm animal noises from Oakwood Farm (St Mary) and Les Cotiles Farm (Trinity)*
Chruch bells from St Nicholas Chruch (St Clement)
Birds at Val de la Mare Reservoir
Molluscs at Green Island at low-tide
Seagulls at Green Island
Waterfall from Bouley Bay and Plemont
Fishing boat noises in St Helier Marina **
Jèrriais pâle entouor la fèrméthie en Jèrri – talks in Jèrriais about farming in Jersey ***
Sweeping at Les Cotils Farm (Trinty)****
Waxing a surfboard in St Clement
Fire crackling in St Clement
Clock chiming in St Clement
Footsteps in St Clement
Traffic in St Clement
* Sound by Time Le Gresley and Mick Binet
** Sound by Josh Dearing The Jersey Catch
** Sound by Winston Le Brun
**** Sound by Mick Binet
History of Geotourism
L'Histouaithe du Géotourisme
Watch this video to see how people explored our Island in the past and how you can explore Jersey today. The video runs for 6 minutes 25 seconds. Film by Submarine Creative.
Island Life Underwater
La vie d’l’Île souos l’ieau
Many Islanders have seen dolphins or seals around Jersey but what else lives beneath the surface? In Jersey, our seascape has lots of different types of seaweed that provide homes for some amazing creatures. The seagrass, kelp forests and maerl beds around the Island also all absorb blue carbon which help mitigate global climate change. Check out what happened when a few of these creatures got captured on camera by Samantha Blampied using some tasty bait just above the seabed. Watch Èrgardez this fantastic footage of cuttlefish, catsharks, stingrays and tope.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is working to learn more about the Island’s seascape. Learn more about their Jersey project and other work on their website.