One ocean. Episode 2, Footprints in the sand [videorecording]
[Toronto, Ont.] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2010 : CBC Learning [distributor]
1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto, Ont.] : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2010 : CBC Learning [distributor]
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contents note
Crisis beneath the waves -- Marine deserts -- Coastal zone ecosystems -- Restoring marine ecosystems.
credits note
Director, Jacqueline Corkery ; producer, Tina Verma ; editor, Murray Green ; series producer, Caroline Underwood.
general note
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series, The Nature of things on July 22, 2010.
Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in association with National Geographic Channel, and with the participation of Discovery Science.
Narrator, David Suzuki.
"In our second episode ... we take measure of humanity's impact on the sea since we first settled along its coasts over 150,000 years ago. We travel to the Mediterranean Sea with local Spanish fishermen in search of the magnificent bluefin tuna, the most prized fish in the ocean. It's also one of the most overfished. As fishermen try to maintain their centuries-old method of fishing, conservation scientists are desperate to find hard evidence to support their side in the heated debate over quotas. Human activity through history ? first overfishing, then over-development of the world's coastlines, and the continuing pollution that we pour into the sea ? have had unexpected consequences. But ... marine protected areas can have a huge impact on an ecosystem's ability to recover. Zanzibar is a place where the people have always depended on fish for their survival. There, locals are finding ways to live in balance with the ocean by using more sustainable approaches to their harvests, and also by creating a sense of communal ownership and stewardship. In New Zealand, we discover that ocean areas which are now protected have experienced an extraordinary turn-around ? where once sea urchins had taken over and destroyed the reefs and kelp forests, top predators have returned and the stunning reef has been restored to its full glory."-- One Ocean series website.
"With ... never-before-seen HD footage, this four-part documentary series from The Nature of Things dives into the world's vast interconnected ocean ecosystem - telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future."--Container.
language note
Closed captioned.
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target audience
Grades 8-12, AD, PS.
technical details
DVD ; widescreen.

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