How to Protect the Oceans
Speaker: Sylvia Earle, in association with Mission Blue
Synopsis: 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 Earle has been at the forefront of ocean exploration for more than four decades. The winner of the 2009 TED Prize, she’s a tireless advocate for our oceans. Support Sylvia Earle’s efforts to create marine protected areas, which safeguard the sea the same way national parks preserve the land.
Focus: Marine conservation, Hot Spots, Activism
Tags: TED Prize, Biodiversity, Exploration, Marine Biology, Ocean, Submarine, Inspiration, MPA, Marine Protected Areas, Deep Sea, Overfishing
Duration: 18 minutes
Suitability: All ages
Recorded: 19-Feb-2009, Long Beach, California, USA
About Ted Talks
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short powerful talks of 18 minutes or less. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design: TED Talks cover these topics as well as science, business, development, the arts, global issues and more – in over 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TED’s agenda is to make great ideas accessible and to spark conversation. There are over 50 TED talks devoted to marine conservation which have been included in the Sea Fans Directory.
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