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Emily Penn: Skipper of an all-women movement

8/2/2018
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Hitchhiking in a car is one thing, but have you ever heard of hitchhiking on a boat? That’s what sailor Emily Penn did when she was 21-years-old while trying to get from England to Australia to pursue a career in architecture. Spoiler alert: she did not become an architect. Instead, she went on to found eXXpedition, a series of all women voyages around the world that raise awareness about ocean pollutants. In particular, they want to get people talking about the unseen, like the toxins in...

Duration:00:23:36

Dr. David Ebert: finding lost sharks

7/19/2018
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At 10 years old, Dr. David Ebert proclaimed to his parents that he would one day travel the world, get paid to do it and study sharks. Mission: accomplished. Now known as “Lost Shark Guy”, he’s visited more than 30 countries to study sharks that aren’t known or are often overlooked, and along the way has discovered and published over 40 new species of sharks and their relatives - skates, rays and ghost sharks. But his go-to spot for finding new creatures is often not the ocean itself but...

Duration:00:24:51

Jasveen Brar: pushing for polar awareness

7/5/2018
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After taking a trip to Antarctica four years ago, Jasveen Brar realized her calling: understanding and raising awareness about humans and our polar regions. Namely, how climate change is impacting people, communities, and the ocean in those places. Not many 23-year-olds know exactly what they want to do in life, but Jasveen is paving her own path as a determined advocate and young leader, who hopes to one day specialize in issues around climate change refugees. A top 25 environmentalist...

Duration:00:24:31

Orla Doherty: behind the lens of BBC’s Blue Planet II

6/21/2018
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Orla Doherty is a producer for Blue Planet II, the groundbreaking series from BBC that takes cameras to parts of the ocean where no human, let alone TV crews, has ever been before. In one of her episodes, The Deep, she made history by taking a submersible more than a kilometre below the surface to the Antarctic ocean floor. Things she witnessed while filming this episode: a fish with a transparent head, sixgill sharks feeding on a dead sperm whale, and a methane volcano eruption. In...

Duration:00:19:22

Damian Foxall: a round-the-world race against plastic

6/7/2018
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Damian Foxall has sailed around the world not once, not twice, but six times with the Volvo Ocean Race. He’s a veteran of what’s known as the longest sport in the world and the pinnacle of ocean sailing, a nine-month adventure that visits six continents and crosses four oceans. He’s also a passionate environmentalist, working with the Volvo Ocean Race youth education program to teach students 6-12 about the ocean, sailing and plastic pollution. This year, some boats in the Race are helping...

Duration:00:23:47

Captain Liz Clark: Navigating our plastic use

5/24/2018
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After a chance encounter at a cocktail party in California, … Continued The post Captain Liz Clark: Navigating our plastic use appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:24:51

The Hon. Catherine McKenna: When politics meets passion

5/10/2018
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Two days into her role as Canada’s Minister of Environment … Continued The post The Hon. Catherine McKenna: When politics meets passion appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:19:18

Zoognosis: spread the word

4/26/2018
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Dr. Claire Simeone is the first-ever veterinarian in the TED … Continued The post Zoognosis: spread the word appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:23:54

Cooking up a seafood movement

4/12/2018
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Chef Ned Bell has worked in noteworthy kitchens across Canada … Continued The post Cooking up a seafood movement appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:23:00

In focus: photographers on a mission

3/29/2018
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When Cristina Mittermeier once searched the term “conservation photography” all … Continued The post In focus: photographers on a mission appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:35:51

Paying a price for plastic

3/15/2018
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One of the reasons plastic is such a popular material … Continued The post Paying a price for plastic appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:25:43

The Curse of Cuteness

3/1/2018
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The blobfish has been described in a variety of ways, … Continued The post The Curse of Cuteness appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:25:49

Serving the oceans

2/6/2018
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How do you get from serving in Afghanistan to observing … Continued The post Serving the oceans appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:23:51

Diving in style

2/6/2018
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Our attention spans are shorter than ever so in order … Continued The post Diving in style appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:21:57

The brain on water

2/2/2018
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What is it about being near water that makes us … Continued The post The brain on water appeared first on Ocean.org.

Duration:00:26:31