Monday, May 28, 2012

Conservation in the Deep Sea

If you think about it for a second, the majority of livable space on the planet is actually found in the deep sea. If you've ever watched a documentary about the deep sea, you've probably also heard a scientist exclaim that we know little about it. I'm sure James Cameron would agree, given he's put the deep sea back in the news as of late.

Recently, we were able to take a trip to the lightless zones of the ocean in a home-made sub. On the trip, we passed a drifting fishing net (something that if they got tangled in, they wouldn't be around today for this podcast). This fishing net was the inspiration for this week's podcast on ocean conservation.

In this episode, Haley explains the main threats to the deep sea, with the largest problem now being ocean trawling. Hopefully, this sheds a bit of light to a problem that seems not well understood by much of the public.

In addition, we actually have really great page on the deep sea with two other great videos (our submersible video and the six gill shark piece).

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