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A Sea Change

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Documents ocean acidification and discusses the changes we are seeing in the chemistry of the oceans.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Sea Floor [electronic resource]

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Looks at the research by submersibles and indirect methods used to study the bottom of the sea, providing a glimpse of volcanic activity, formations such as the continental shelf and mid-ocean ridges, and life forms that thrive at extreme depths.
Online
1992
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The Secret World [electronic resource]

The Tara Oceans research team came together to better understand the marine world, arguably the most important ecosystem on Earth. This program lays the groundwork for their three-year expedition, introducing the personnel, their on-board lab, and their mission-to learn more about plankton, and to gain insight into the health of the planet as a result. Viewers travel with the crew as they sail the western Mediterranean searching for plankton colonies and observing microscopic interactions between phytoplankton and zooplankton. The team also maps out a plan to draw up a complete planktonic inventory.
Online
2010
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Man and the Oceans [electronic resource]

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.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Damian Palin - Mining Minerals From Seawater

The world needs fresh water - so much so that more and more, we're pumping it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? In this intriguing TEDtalk, TED Fellow Damian Palin proposes an idea: mine it for other minerals we need, with the help of some collaborative metal-munching bacteria.
Online
2012
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Regreening the Desert [electronic resource]: One Man's Global Mission

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has conducted a worldwide, one-man mission: inspire the global community to reclaim deserts and restore biodiversity. It all started in 1995 when Liu began filming on the Loess Plateau in China. He watched as the local population worked to transform an area nearly the same size as the Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into a massive green oasis. Since that time Liu has traveled all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers, farmers, and others with his films and his knowledge. This program accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan, where the royal family has invited him to help stop their country's desertification. Scenes focusing on similar issues in Africa provide additional understa [...]
Online
2012
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Acid Threatens Ocean Life [electronic resource]

The effects of greenhouse gases on the atmosphere and temperatures are well documented. Their effects on the oceans and marine life continue to be discovered. This ABC News report looks at the acidification of the oceans and how carbonic acid is reducing the shellfish population. A hatchery in Oregon finds oysters unable to grow shells due to the acid levels of the Pacific Ocean.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Simon Berrow - How Do You Save a Shark You Know Nothing About?

They're the second-largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. In this TEDTalk, marine biologist Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish) and the exceptional - and wonderfully low-tech - ways he's learning enough to save them.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Paul Snelgrove - a Census of the Ocean

In this TEDTalk, 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.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Daniel Pauly - the Ocean's Shifting Baseline

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? Pauly is the principal investigator at the Sea Around Us Project, which studies the impact of the world's fisheries on marine ecosystems.
Online
2012
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Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions [electronic resource]

Leaves are a window into local climate. Accurate measurements better reconstruct ecosystem environments.
Online
2013
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Future Forecast [electronic resource]: More Severe Thunderstorms

Climate models show increase in severe thunderstorms over the next century.
Online
2013
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Inside the World's Largest Artificial Watershed [electronic resource]

Water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate models for years to come.
Online
2013
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Mosquitoes Need Sugar, Not Blood, to Survive [electronic resource]

Sweet-tooth tactics could keep pests at bay.
Online
2013
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Mother of Pearl Divulges Environment [electronic resource]

Shells can provide whispers of ocean history.
Online
2012
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Parks Monitor Noise to Protect Nature, Environment [electronic resource]

Performing acoustical measurements of artificial noise helps safeguard wildlife.
Online
2012
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Saving Troubled Coral Reefs [electronic resource]

Scientists study cause of coral bleaching.
Online
2013
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Strange Days on Planet Earth [electronic resource]: Dirty Secrets

Something is amiss in our global world water supply: striped bass are succumbing to flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay; seabird chicks are starving in Hawaii; coral reefs are weakening under a growing assault of invisible contaminants; and an increasing variety of aquatic animals are showing signs of developmental disorders. Learn the sources of different kinds of water pollution, the biological and ecological explanation for its effects, and how scientists research questions relating to these matters. Find out how we all can make a difference.
Online
2012
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The Ocean in Peril [electronic resource]: Alanna Mitchell

This episode of The Green Interview features Alanna Mitchell, an award-winning Canadian author, journalist and speaker on environmental science, conservation and sustainability. After nearly two decades as an investigative journalist, Mitchell perfected her gift for decoding the complicated language of science and translating it into the emotional narrative of everyday life. Her latest book, "Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean," interweaves scientific concepts with firsthand accounts and fieldwork stories to examine the ecological crisis facing the world's oceans-and how we're altering temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, and the very life within them.
Online
2011