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Man and the Oceans [electronic resource]

Ampersand Film & Video Tape Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
With no obvious predators to curb the population, humans are experiencing a growth in numbers that stands outside the laws of nature. What role does man play in the decreasing biodiversity of the earth, and of marine life in particular? In this program, the Tara Oceans researchers go to the Indian Ocean to investigate human influence on the health of the seas. Around the Austral Islands, the team finds copepods are being attacked by viruses, leading to speculation about the role of viruses in a balanced ecology. Sailing on, they encounter former fishing zones overrun by jellyfish and areas of damaged coral-troubling signs of rising oceanic temperatures.
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53 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 13, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Tara Oceans: A Scientific Odyssey
Tara oceans
  • Exploring Marine Ecosystems (1:07)
  • Ocean Biodiversity Under Threat (1:28)
  • Surveying the Indian Ocean (3:20)
  • Explosion of Marine Life (1:28)
  • Station 40 (Indian Ocean) (2:39)
  • Viruses: Necessary for Life (2:13)
  • A Self Organizing Planet (1:06)
  • Marine Control of Human Populations (3:33)
  • Dangerous Human Bloom (3:45)
  • Station 41 (Central Indian Ocean) (3:23)
  • Global Warming and Ocean Systems (1:52)
  • Mechanical Difficulties (1:45)
  • Rubbish Island: Threat to Ocean Life (4:06)
  • Hunt for El Nino (2:11)
  • Exploring Coral in the Indian Ocean (4:16)
  • Marine Signs of Climate Change (4:55)
  • Warming Oceans Trend (1:00)
  • Human Activity Damaging Oceans (3:11)
  • Improving Natural Resource Management (2:16)
  • Future Challenge of Mankind (1:57)
  • Credits: Man and the Oceans: Tara Oceans (0:45)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2010.
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  • 52084s Films Media Group
  • 52088 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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