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The Blue Planet [electronic resource]

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Presents new revelations about the oceans, the last unexplored frontier on earth, from space by scientists aboard the space shuttle and by scientists diving to the depths of the middle ocean to examine rare life forms. Covers cycles of weather, aquatic weather, the Gulf Stream, concentrations of plankton and coral reefs. Introduces technological innovations that are used in studying the ocean and its creatures.
Online
1986
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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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Reef Life of the Andaman [electronic resource]: Marine Species of Thailand and Burma

From the coral reefs and submarine pinnacles of Thailand's Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island, and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, this stunning documentary brings viewers on a virtual scuba diving tour of the Andaman Sea's variety of oceanic life. Seldom is the aquatic ecosystem as diverse as it is here. The underwater travelogue describes more than 200 different forms of marine life, including dozens of tropical fish species, sharks, rays, crustaceans, octopi, turtles, sea snakes, corals, and much more. A valuable resource for marine biology students studying up on species identification, or for anyone interested in life beneath the sea.
Online
2012
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Crucible of Life [electronic resource]

The Celebes Sea - cradled by the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia - plunges over 5000 metres into a dark, cold, timeless abyss. Using state-of-the-art technology, photographer Emory Kristof and a team of scientists take us to the depths of the Celebes Sea, as they explore strange, extraordinary creatures that have evolved under conditions unlike anything found on land. Severed from contact with other oceans, life here in the deepest depths of the Celebes Sea comes alive with an explosion of extraordinary creatures. Thriving far below the depth of sunlight, these bizarre-looking creatures have evolved under conditions unlike anything found on land. For scientists, it is an entirely unexplored hotspot - one of the richest and most diverse on the planet - and it just may hold the se [...]
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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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Jonathan Trent - Energy From Floating Algae Pods

Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. In this TEDTalk, hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.
Online
2012
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Size Matters [electronic resource]

In this episode, Prof. Brian Cox travels around Australia to explore the physics of the size of life. He explores the largest flowering plant- the Mountain Ash, takes to the seas to get up-close with a great white shark, tracks the largest living marsupial (a the red kangaroo) in the outback, examines the insects of Queensland's rainforests, scrutinizes trichogramma in the Glass House Mountains, studies thrombolites near Perth, inspects the tiny Southern Bent-wing bat of South Australia, and explores a theory about metabolism and life expectancy on Christmas Island.
Online
2013
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Everglades [electronic resource]: Shane Untamed

Seeking adventure abroad is easy-but sometimes it's hiding right in your backyard. Though born in Florida, Shane O has never been to the Everglades, an epic expanse of land and locals. In this episode of Shane Untamed, Shane O travels there to find deadly, endangered, and invasive species across the swamps and marshes. He sets out for the wild-and then tries to tame it.
Online
2011
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How Many Fish in the Sea? With Daniel Pauly [electronic resource]

This episode of The Green Interview features Daniel Pauly, arguably the world's most prolific and widely-cited living fisheries scientist. He is an outspoken and often controversial critic of modern fishing practices and the fishing industry. Pauly is the author of three books including, Five Easy Pieces: How Fishing Impacts Marine Ecosystems. He illustrates how the initially-contested view that the fisheries crisis is global in nature eventually became accepted by the mainstream scientific community and the public. Pauly is also the originator of the phrase "shifting baseline syndrome," which describes how each generation of fisheries scientist accepts as a baseline the stock size and species composition that occurred at the beginning of their careers.
Online
2011
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Mother of Pearl Divulges Environment [electronic resource]

Shells can provide whispers of ocean history.
Online
2012
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Piranha-Proof Armor Inspires Tough Materials [electronic resource]

Arapaima fish's scales provide lessons for synthetic products.
Online
2012
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Red Sea Giants [electronic resource]: Shane Untamed

When it comes to adventurous places around the world, one word tends to sum up the African country of Djibouti: unknown. Aside from the hidden gems within it, there are very few people who could point it out on a world map, much less spell it. Nevertheless, Djibouti proves the old maxim that good things come in small packages-and in Red Sea Giants, Shane O unwraps as many of the country's packages as he can. In his quest for wildlife on land, Shane finds some of the geological wonders that Djibouti quietly flaunts. Then, in his quest for marine life in Djibouti's pristine waters, Shane O fulfills his lifelong dream of diving with whale sharks.
Online
2011
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Saving Troubled Coral Reefs [electronic resource]

Scientists study cause of coral bleaching.
Online
2013
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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
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Why Do Guppies Jump Out of Fish Tanks? [electronic resource]

Suicidal move may actually be a survival instinct.
Online
2013
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Beneath the Sea [electronic resource]

Until very recently the vast area under the world's ocean surfaces was virtually unknown and unreachable by humans. However, groundbreaking technologies and cutting edge research have opened the doors to the deepest and most well-kept secrets of the sea. In Beneath the Sea, a part of the PBS Scientific American Frontier series, viewers will take stock in the big unknowns of the sea and see how modern scientists are exploring life in the undersea world as never before. Host Alan Alda joins explorer Bob Ballard for a look at the technologies that have allowed scientists to discover what lies in the farthest reaches of the ocean.
Online
2002
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Richard Pyle - Exploring the Reef's Twilight Zone

A pioneer of the dive world, ichthyologist Richard Pyle discovers new biodiversity on the cliffs of coral reefs. He was among the first to use rebreather technology to explore depths between 200 and 500 feet, an area often referred to as the "Twilight Zone." During his dives, this fish nerd has identified and documented hundreds of new species. Author of scientific, technical, and popular articles, his expeditions have also been featured in the IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure, the BBC series Pacific Abyss, and many more. In 2005, he received the NOGI Award, the most prestigious distinction of the diving world. In this illuminating TEDTalk, Pyle shows viewers thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and the groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it.
Online
2009