Two excellent TED talks about our ocean

The sea is full of life … some of which are extremely bizarre (and gross)!

In our first TED talk, oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.

And in our second TED talk, we learn about the troubling trend of downward-shifting “standards.” The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new “normal.” At what point do we stop readjusting downward?

We’d like to thank Dave Moulton for sharing these videos with Advanced Aquarist.

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