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Global Ocean TV – Episode 51 – The Marine Foundation

December 21, 2015

Source: The TerraMar Project

Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Check out the transcript below for links to stories.

Transcript:

Global Ocean TV, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project.

I’m today’s host, Celia Gregory, the Founder of the Marine Foundation.

The Marine Foundation is an international Eco arts organisation with a new approach to marine conservation where art is at the center and the catalyst for conservation, sustainable resource management and social change. We offer a visionary approach to restoring marine habitat through the creation of bespoke underwater sculptures designed with creative and scientific innovation. Interactive Eco art sustains the communities and marine ecosystems on which they depend. The artworks are coral and fish nurseries replenishing the seas with new life and therefore a way to creatively invest in the future health of our underwater habitat; pioneering a new arena for eco marine tourism.

We recently completed a project in Manado, Indonesia called “Underwater Love” that you can find in The Daily Catch.

Learn more about us at http://www.themarinefoundation.org or search The Marine Foundation on Facebook.

And now, here are today’s news stories:

The United States has joined with the EU and a range of other countries at COP21 in an effort to secure a final agreement. The so called “high ambition coalition” now comprises well over 100 countries from the rich and developing world.

While ocean energy has been relegated to wallflower status at COP21, somewhat ironically it will get the full blown Hollywood treatment just a couple of days after the talks finish, as part of the National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series on next-generation technology. The Breakthrough series finale, titled Water Apocalypse, is set to unspool this Sunday, December 13 at 9 pm EST and it features the ocean energy company Carnegie Wave Energy.

The cycle of warm and cold temperatures – which is caused by warm water from Australia spilling out across the Pacific Ocean – has already caused havoc across the world this year. Floods in the Indian city of Chennai last week – killing 269 people – are believed to have been caused by El Niño’s effect on the monsoon season.

Kangaroos occasionally like to take to swim when the heat is up Down Under, but catching a wallaby out at sea is very much out of the ordinary.

Economist and climate finance expert Torsten Thiele speaks with Charlotte Smith, offering his assessment of how the climate talks in Paris are shaping up for oceans.

You can find these stories in The Daily Catch, and tune back in regularly for the best river, lake, and ocean news from around the world.

Thank you.