Watch: How to protect the oceans (18 mins).

Ted Talk - Sylvia Earle

How to Protect the Oceans

TED Talk


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.

Headquarters: TED Conferences, LLC, 330 Hudson St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013


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