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Two excellent TED talks about our ocean

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 01, 2012 07:00 AM
TED rocks! We mere mortals are treated to eloquent, thought-provoking talks presented by the brilliant minds of their respective fields. We present two new TED talks: one with AMAZING sea life photos and another discussing how we are perpetually downwardly adjusting our baselines when it comes to gauging our ocean's health.
Two excellent TED talks about our ocean

The sea is full of life ... some of which are extremely bizarre (and gross)!

In our first TED talk, oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.

And in our second TED talk, we learn about the troubling trend of downward-shifting "standards." The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new "normal." At what point do we stop readjusting downward?

We'd like to thank Dave Moulton for sharing these videos with Advanced Aquarist.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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