Watch Bastille frontman Dan Smith perform an unreleased song from the Bermuda Triangle

The singer, whose hits include Pompeii and Happier, joined Greenpeace on the Arctic Sunrise to draw attention to the urgent need to protect the Sargasso Sea.


The Bermuda Triangle is famous for disappearing ships and planes – not performances from internationally-renowned musicians.

Greenpeace was joined by Bastille frontman Dan Smith, who performed his unreleased song, Blue Sky & the Painter, on our iconic vessel the Arctic Sunrise. He came aboard to learn more about the importance of ocean protection – as currently less than 1% of the high seas are protected.

Protect the Sargasso Sea

The Bermuda Triangle sits in a vast area of the North Atlantic known as the Sargasso Sea. Scientists have long recognised it as being rich in marine life, but shockingly it goes completely unprotected from industrial fishing, shipping and other threats.

The Sargasso Sea could be the key to unlocking more protected marine areas all across the planet – called ocean sanctuaries, which are like conservation areas at sea. But this requires cooperation from different governments, including the incoming UK government.

“The oceans are one of our best defences against climate change, and I wanted to bring people along on this amazing adventure that I’ve been lucky enough to be part of.”
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As well as performing the unreleased song, Dan also spent three days onboard the Arctic Sunrise taking part in scientific research, helping to spot humpback whales, and deploying an underwater microphone to pick up the sounds of whales, dolphins and other sea creatures.


Help protect the oceans

Last year, world governments made an international agreement at the United Nations called the Global Ocean Treaty. This treaty could help create ocean sanctuaries to protect these vitally important underwater areas – but only if governments lock it into law in their own countries first.

Join Dan in signing an open letter calling on the incoming UK government to do just this – as well as proposing the Sargasso Sea as the first ocean sanctuary under that treaty.

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