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The Future of the Oceans
Last Featured: 5/21/2007

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Oceans are losing fish populations at a dramatic rate and entire species of plant and marine life are disappearing, according to a recent study in the journal Science. By 2050, oceans may be so endangered that they will no longer be able to provide fish for food or water quality adequate to sustain a diverse ecology. Join us for this edition of Justice Talking as we look at the laws and treaties that protect the oceans and ask whether we are doing enough to safeguard these habitats.


Interview with a Lifeguard
Host Margot Adler talks with Rick Hinkson, a lifeguard with the Sarasota County Beach Patrol in Florida, about his experience with red tides.

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Interview with a Scientist
Host Margot Adler interviews researcher Barbara Kirkpatrick about the public health impact and the potential causes of red tides.


Barbara Kirkpatrick manages the Environmental Health Program at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. She leads studies that investigate the human reactions to red tides. In her research, she collaborates with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, Florida’s Department of Health and the University of Miami.

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Interview with an Oceanographer
Host Margot Adler talks with explorer Sylvia Earle about the health of our oceans.


Marine biologist Sylvia Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society. Named Time magazine's first "Hero for the Planet" in 1998, Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems and has led more than 50 expeditions totaling more than 6,000 hours underwater. She also served as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Report on U.S. Oceans Policy
Reporter Molly Peterson looks at how policymakers are relying on old and new laws to ensure a future for our fishing industry and fish habitats.

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A Conversation on U.S. Oceans Policy
Commercial fishing spokesman John Connelly and conservationist Michael Hirshfield discuss U.S. oceans policy, the state of our fisheries, and how to address the world’s growing demand for seafood.


John Connelly is president of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI). NFI is the nation’s leading trade association advocating for the fish and seafood industry. NFI lobbies Congress and regulatory agencies, serves as the seafood community’s spokesperson with the media, and provides technical advice to its members.


Michael Hirshfield is chief scientist at Oceana, a nonprofit advocacy organization looking at the health of the world’s oceans. From 1996 until 2001, he was vice president for resource protection at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he led their advocacy efforts to stop pollution, protect and restore habitat, and increase fish populations.

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Seafood Watch
Host Margot Adler interviews George Leonard about "sustainable seafood" and his recommendations about which fish consumers should buy—and which to avoid—at the store.


George Leonard is senior science manager for the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He holds a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Brown University and a MS in marine science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

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Plastics in the Ocean
Host Margot Adler talks with Charles Moore about the growing amounts of trash and plastic in the world's oceans.


Charles Moore is the founder of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF), a California based nonprofit organization. With the help of its chartered research vessel, the Alguita, AMRF aims to study, educate the public about and restore the marine environment.

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Ocean Acidification: The changing chemistry of the sea
Host Margot Adler interviews Christopher Sabine about the impact of increasing levels of carbon dioxide on our oceans.


Christopher Sabine is an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. He received a PhD in chemical oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 1992. Sabine’s research focuses on understanding the global carbon cycle.

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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
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Oceana
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Mote Marine Laboratory
Seafood Watch
Environmental Defense - Eat Smart
Los Angeles Times - Altered Oceans Series
50 Ways to Save the Ocean
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Ecological Aquaculture: A Sustainable Solution
by Laurence Hutchinson
The Empty Ocean
by Richard Ellis
The Oceans
by Ellen J. Prager, Sylvia A. Earle
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The Future of the Oceans
Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming