Saving the Ocean
Destination Baja (#103)
A remarkable success story of how local fishing people developed a whale-watching co-op that now caters to tourists from all over the world. The co-op runs not only the tourist accommodations, but also polices the lagoon, regulates access to the whales, and preserves most of the area as a quiet sanctuary for the whales and their calves. And it's not just whales -- there are now several other highly successful, self-regulated fishing co-ops along Baja's Pacific coast. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
A birds-eye view of Mount Rainier and its glaciers. 03:32
Reefs off the east coast of Africa are teeming with breathtakingly beautiful marine life. 03:37
Men and boys from Pemba’s fishing villages free dive for octopuses. 04:29
Eels that resemble grass found all over the Caribbean sea floor. 01:56
A beautiful species of coral parasite found on Caribbean coral reefs. 01:57
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Series Description: Two thirds of the globe is ocean. And while most people are just starting to hear about problems with overfishing, pollution, coral reef troubles and other issues, a far-flung group of unsung heroes --marine biologists, fisheries scientists, and conservationists worldwide -- are already hard at work inventing, devising and implementing solutions. By focusing on those solutions, the series helps viewers understand both what the problems are and the vision forward.
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