Saving the Ocean

From overfishing to pollution to climate change, the world’s oceans are under siege. But there’s reason for hope. Marine biologist and author Carl Safina offers up a refreshing change to the usual doom-and-gloom “environmental” news in this series that focuses on stories about people and communities around the world who are making a positive difference. 

Saving the Ocean: "Cod Comeback?"

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if cod would never run out — until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it’s been a long wait. Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish just might, indeed, be coming back.

Cod Comeback?

Cod Comeback?

Saving the Ocean

Carl Safina goes fishing for signs that codfish might be making a return toNew England and Canada.

Swordfish! (Part 2)

Swordfish! (Part 2)

Saving the Ocean

Carl Safina goes to sea with some of the last remaining swordfish harpooners.

Destination Baja

Destination Baja

Saving the Ocean

How Mexican fishermen stopped hunting gray whales.

30 min.

River of Kings (Part 1)

River of Kings (Part 1)

Saving the Ocean

Efforts to restore the Nisqually River.

30 min.

River of Kings (Part 2)

River of Kings (Part 2)

Saving the Ocean

This two-parter examines the huge project now restoring the Nisqually River, from its source on Mount Rainier to the estuary in Puget Sound.

30 min.

Scourge of the Lionfish

Scourge of the Lionfish

Saving the Ocean

The Season 1 finale examines the battle against lionfish.

30 min.

Schedule

Saturday
3/21/15 11:30 AM
WGBX 44

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