The Deep Ocean
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The Deep Ocean was originally published in March 2013.
|1||Sylvia Earle's TED Prize wish to protect our oceans||--||18:12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus||--||16:30||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||David Gallo on life in the deep oceans||--||13:23||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world||--||17:20||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Robert Ballard on exploring the oceans||--||18:17||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||Craig Venter on DNA and the sea||--||16:49||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean||--||20:50||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||The End of the Line||As the world's demand for fish and other seafood increases and the technology available to commercial fisherman becomes more sophisticated, the annual harvest from global seaports has grown tremendously in recent years. However, the rise of industrialized fishing has not come without consequences, and many environmentalists and oceanographers believe that the current demand for fish and the methods used to fulfill it are taking an irreparable toll on the world's oceans, with some speculating that the seas could be literally fished-out by 2048 if current trends do not change.||1:22:19||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||The Ocean of Life||A Silent Spring for oceans—from “the Rachel Carson of the fish world” (The New York Times) The sea feeds and sustains us, but its future is under catastrophic threat. In this powerful and ambitious book Callum Roberts—one of the world’s foremost conservation biologists—tells the story of the history of the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. He offers a devastating account of the impact of overfishing, deep-sea mining, pollution, and climate change and explains what we must do now to preserve our rapidly dwindling marine life. Passionate and persuasive, The Ocean of Life is a wake-up call that will appeal to anyone who loves the sea and its creatures.||--||$9.99||View In iTunes|
|10||The World Is Blue||A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we’ve learned more about the ocean than in all previous human history combined. But, even as our knowledge has exploded, so too has our power to upset the delicate balance of this complex organism. Modern overexploitation has driven many species to the verge of extinction, from tiny but indispensable biota to magnificent creatures like tuna, swordfish, and great whales. Since the mid-20th century about half our coral reefs have died or suffered sharp decline; hundreds of oxygen-deprived "dead zones" blight our coastal waters; and toxic pollutants afflict every level of the food chain. Fortunately, there is reason for hope, but what we do—or fail to do—in the next ten years may well resonate for the next ten thousand. The ultimate goal, Earle argues passionately and persuasively, is to find responsible, renewable strategies that safeguard the natural systems that sustain us. The first step is to understand and act upon the wise message of this accessible, insightful, and compelling book.||--||$9.99||View In iTunes|
|11||The Deep||We journey deep into the abyss to see strange creatures, many of which are new to science.||48:54||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Underwater astonishments - David Gallo||David Gallo shows underwater astonishments||5:27||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||Aliens of the Deep||Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Academy Award(R)-winning director James Cameron (Best Director, Titantic, 1997) in Aliens Of The Deep, and make contact with another world. This incredible underwater adventure gives you extraordinary glimpses of unbelievable creatures that live in an alien world in the deepest depths of the sea. Could these alien life forms be clues to life in outer space? It's an exciting exploration you'll not soon forget.||47:16||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence||In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and||12:45||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||Ghosts of the Abyss||Academy award winning director and master storyteller james cameron journeys back to the site of his greatest inspiration - the legendary wreck of the titanic. With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts and friend bill paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago. Using state-of-the-art technology developed expressly for this expedition, cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. With the most advanced 3D photography, moviegoers will experience the ship as if they are part of the crew, right inside the dive subs. In this unprecedented motion picture event, made especially for imax 3D theatres and specially outfitted 35mm 3D theaters across the country, cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 90 years ago and explore why the landmark vessel - more than any shipwreck - continues to intrigue and fascinate the public.||1:31:36||$2.99||View In iTunes|
I loved these videos. They were very informative. I would however like to see some follow-up ones, to see what has been achieved since.
Great Source of Information
These videos are fascinating! Anyone can watch these talks and really get wrapped up in the subject matter. I agree with another reviewer who asked for more recent updates to the information in these videos. All the talks are at least a few years old.
I love the TED series, but was especially pleased with the insights into modern oceanography.