As Time Goes Sea| 27mins
Director: Claudia Pelz | Producer: Claudia Pelz
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: Italy
The Llanrhidian Marsh is one of the largest areas of saltmarsh in the world. Shaped by the constant changing of the tide, it has developed into a natural habitat of sand dunes and water channels. It is both protected as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO, and is a designated site of special scientific interest. Only a few animals, selected by man and nature, have managed to adapt to these harsh conditions, and over the centuries the flora and fauna have been forced to evolve in order to survive. Horses and sheep still live freely here, on the Gower peninsular, in west Wales. In the autumn, the "cocklers" of Pen Clawdd arrive to collect the prized shellfish of the area: a work that has helped to support them since the collapse of the coal industry. â€œAs Time goes Seaâ€ shows how life proceeds following the rhythm of tides.