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Saving the Ocean

Shark Reef (#101)

Carl Safina visits Glover's Reef Marine Reserve in Belize to tag and release a variety of sharks. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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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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  • The Sacred Island (#102)

    Discover how local villages are winning control over their fishing grounds on the island of Pemba. [26 minutes]

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  • Destination Baja (#103)

    A remarkable story of how local fishing people developed a whale-watching co-op along Baja's coast. [26 minutes]

  • Swordfish!, Part 1 (#104)

    A story about sustainable harpoon fishing focuses on a group of Canadian fishermen off Nova Scotia. [26 minutes]

  • Swordfish!, Part 2 (#105)

    A story about sustainable harpoon fishing focuses on a group of Canadian fishermen off Nova Scotia. [26 minutes]

  • River of Kings, Part 1 (#106)

    The Nisqually tribe leads a restoration to fill the Nisqually River once again with wild salmon. [26 minutes]

  • River of Kings, Part 2 (#107)

    Wild Chinook salmon begin to repopulate the Nisqually River's pristine spawning grounds. [26 minutes]

  • Trinidad's Turtle Giants (#108)

    Efforts by local leaders transformed Trinidad's leatherbacks from shark bait to tourist attraction. [26 minutes]

  • Cod Comeback? (#109)

    Carl Safina goes fishing for signs that cod fish might be coming back to New England and Canada. [26 minutes]

  • Scourge of the Lionfish (#110)

    Discover how people are fighting back against this invasive species in Florida and the Bahamas. [26 minutes]

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