Archive for PBS Television Show: “Saving the Ocean”

Watch the First Season of “Saving the Ocean” for FREE on PBS.org

Homepage, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on October 15th, 2013 1 Comment

With Saving the Ocean, our focus is on people who have solutions.   It is also beautiful, bringing viewers into the majesty and magic of the sea while showcasing practical innovation. Saving the Ocean is a new kind of TV nature series.   By showing solutions, we give you a glimpse of what’s possible—a vision of hope.  […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish Part 4: From Beautiful Novelty to Marine Invader

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 24th, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on September 18, 2012. How Did The World’s Most Beautiful Reef Fish Become the Seas’ Worst Alien Invader? Over the course of the last week, our Saving the Ocean video crew touched shores and reefs of the Bahamas, Florida, […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish Part 3: The Newest Fish in the Kitchen

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 22nd, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on September 10, 2012. In my last two posts we discovered that the world’s worst invading alien might be a fish, native to the west Pacific and Indian Ocean, that is now spreading out of control in the Atlantic […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 2: Counterattack

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 6th, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on August 27, 2012. In my last post I described how the lionfish, native to the Indian Ocean and west Pacific, now infest just about every reef and wreck in the west Atlantic from Venezuela to Rhode Island. They […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 1: The Scourge

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on August 27th, 2012 2 Comments

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on August 22, 2012. About 20 years ago, one of the world’s most beautiful and otherworldly fish, the lionfish, started showing up in south Florida and the Caribbean. Now, they’re—let’s face it—they’re a plague. Millions of them now live […]

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“Saving the Ocean” is a BLUE Ocean Film Festival Finalist

PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on July 27th, 2012 No Comments

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Event, a 7-day festival showcasing the world’s finest ocean films and award winning marine photography selected Carl Safina’s Saving the Ocean: The Sacred Island episode as a finalist in the Innovations and Solutions category.  Airing on PBS, Safina’s Saving the Ocean series chronicles the unsung heroes who are […]

Why There Are Any Leatherbacks Left At Matura

PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean", Sea Turtles on June 14th, 2012 No Comments

Leatherback sea turtles have been around for tens of millions of years. Nature Seekers has been around for only 22 years. But if it wasn’t for Nature Seekers, we might not have Leatherbacks. At least not here. Matura, on Trinidad’s northeast coast, is one of the best places in the world to see Leatherback Turtles. […]

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Leatherbacks and Gill-nets Don’t Mix

PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean", Sea Turtles on June 12th, 2012 2 Comments

While in Grand Riviere on Trinidad’s north coast, we got a call that a little farther west along the coast, in Matelot, a fisherman had some turtles tangled in a net. He couldn’t haul it; The turtles made the net too heavy. All the boats here are simple and open. All net-hauling is done by […]

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Trinidad 2012 With Saving The Ocean

PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean", Sea Turtles on June 11th, 2012 No Comments

Grand Turtles of Grand Riviere Grand Riviere, on Trinidad’s northeast coast, is a narrow strip of shoreline backed by mountainous emerald jungle that tumbles to the broad sea. Almost as soon as the sun goes down, dark shapes dot the gleaming surf. And you realize those shapes are big, and they’re moving up the beach. […]

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Punta Abreojos, Day 3

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on March 27th, 2012 1 Comment

Today was the first day of abalone season. These mitt-sized snails cling to rocks in water from the high-tide zone down to about 60 feet deep. We accompanied several fishermen who dive among the sea lions and kelp to find them. They contend with water in the 50s, Fahrenheit, and strong surges from open-ocean rollers. […]