A new series on PBS highlights our amazing oceans, the problems it’s facing, and what we can do to help. It premiers this Saturday, April 23rd, at 8:00 p.m. on Humboldt’s KEET-TV.
Saving the Ocean isn’t another doom-and-gloom environmental show. It’s about people solving problems—from overfishing to pollution to destruction of ocean habitat.
“There’s a lot to be excited and hopeful about in conservation today,” says Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute and author of the critically acclaimed The View from Lazy Point and the upcoming A Sea in Flames, his account of the 2010 Gulf oil blowout. “Saving the Ocean brings attention to those places where things are going right—and what we can learn from them.”
Though oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, give us half our oxygen, and help feed us, most Americans don’t know what we can do to protect them. Saving the Ocean helps fill that gap by spotlighting marine conservation success stories around the world. The series combines investigative reporting with the best of nature, travel, and adventure television—including original, high-definition underwater photography—to bring advances in marine science and conservation to a broad audience.
“We want viewers to see that all is not lost with the ocean environment, and by extension the global environment,” says series producer John Angier, who also was executive producer of the long-running PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. “Things can change and we can be smart with our world.”
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