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Harvard University: More Ocean, Less Plastic | Anna Cummins

The problem of plastic pollution in the oceans is now a recognized threat to the health of our global marine ecosystems. We need new solutions to this ubiquitous plague. The project ‘5 Gyres’ has spent the last seven years surveying plastic pollution across the world’s subtropical gyres, oceanic systems that concentrate floating debris. The goal …

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Chris Bowler: The Future of Ocean Ecosystems

This Harvard University lecture features Chris Bowler, who explores how past environments affected diatoms and can thus help understand how climate change will affect them in the future.  

Stockholm Resilience Centre: Changes in our oceans compared to changes on land | Malin Pinsky

Are ocean ecosystems moving in the same direction as terrestrial ones? Seminar with Malin Pinsky, 16 September 2016 The same ecological and evolutionary processes operate in both marine and terrestrial environments, and yet marine ecosystems have substantially different physical conditions, geographic patterns, and taxonomic diversity than ecosystems on land. Given these differences, do the process …

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Pete Ceglinski: Seabin Prototype

Seabin project is an “in water” automated rubbish collection device that is located in marinas and collects all floating rubbish, oil , fuel and detergents. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year  

Quartz : Scientists just captured stunning images of deep sea creatures off the coast of Puerto Rico

Some are so new to us, they don’t even have names.  

WIRED: The Alvin Submarine | Updating the Deep-Diving Submarine at 50 Years Old

It’s the only deep-diving research submersible in the United States, and nearly 50 years after its first expedition it’s getting an upgrade. Take an exclusive tour of the Alvin submarine, and see how the updated vessel is continuing to push the boundaries of deep-water exploration. The technological upgrades on the U.S. Navy-owned Alvin submersible allow …

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Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how …

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SciCafe: Into the Abyss – New Frontiers in Deep Sea Exploration

One of the last great areas of exploration on Earth is the deep sea, where new species are discovered on nearly every adventure into its depths. In this SciCafe, join Museum Curator John Sparks and Research Associates David Gruber (CUNY) and Vincent Pieribone (John B. Pierce Laboratory – Yale) as they discuss their research on …

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Daniel Stoupin: Slow Life

In this time lapse short film of life in our oceans was filmed by Daniel Stoupin. “Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals …

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The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence

A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in the tree of life of fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns. The research shows that biofluorescence—a phenomenon by which organisms absorb light, …

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Enric Sala: Glimpses of a pristine ocean

FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED MAY 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage Enric Sala shares glorious images — and surprising insights and data — from some of the most pristine areas of the ocean. He shows how we can restore more of our oceans to this healthy, balanced state, and the powerful ecological and economic benefits …

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Sylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED FEB 2009 • TED2009 Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet. Sylvia Alice Earle is an …

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Charles Moore: Plastic Ocean

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability. Captain Charles Moore, a scientist and activist, discusses “The Greatest Infection of the Sea” detailed in his acclaimed new book Plastic Ocean. Learn the shocking truth about the unintended consequences of the “Age of Plastics”, how we got here, & what …

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Per Byhring: Nutrients from the deep

Algae are organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular. Most are photosynthetic and “simple” because they lack many of the distinct cell organelles and cell types found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine forms are called seaweeds. Nutrients from the deep from Per Byhring on Vimeo.

Andreas Andersson: Acidifying the Ocean – Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification, the well-documented increase in ocean acidity resulting from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, poses threats to ocean ecosystems that are not yet fully understood. Join ocean chemist Andreas Andersson as he explains the basics of ocean acidification and how his research is allowing him to monitor the function and health of coral reef systems …

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BBC: Human Planet Oceans – John Hurt – On One Breath

Two and a half minutes on one breath. Filmed underwater in real-time for Human Planet, Bajau fisherman, Sulbin, freedives to 20 metres to catch a fish.

Edith Widder: The weird and wonderful world of bioluminescence

In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. TED presents bioluminescence expert Edith Widder who was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.

Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world

Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light — and we know very little about how or why. TED presents bioluminescence expert Edith Widder who explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing glorious images and insight into the unseen depths (and brights) of the ocean. Bioluminescence is a form of chemiluminescence where light energy is …

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Doug Bartlett: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

In this lecture at the University of California. Scientist Doug Bartlett, who is a leading expert in microbial life in the planet’s most remote and extreme places, describes what it was like to serve as chief scientist on this headline expedition. The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition was submersible operations in the deepest point on Earth, …

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David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

TED presents David Gallo who shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square’s worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.

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