Ted Danson on Our Endangered Oceans

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Actor Ted Danson discusses his decades-long efforts to save our oceans. In his latest book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, he describes what has happened to our oceans over the past century—from overfishing to the devastating effects of ocean acidification—and offers solutions to how we can combat these abuses in the future, and details his own journey into environmental activism.


Ted Danson

Comments [4]

William from Manhattan

Good interview, except at the end. Note to producers - Ted Danson was absolutely correct to point out impact of Somali pirate activity on over-fishing. I think Len's response was uninformed. I believe it is the case that the Somali "pirates" (fishermen) went to sea initially largely to combat overfishing by multinational corporations and illegal dumping of waste by same, which was killing their livelihoods, and which the international community was doing nothing to halt. Something to research for an "under-reported episode".

Mar. 15 2011 02:03 PM
gEO from Astoria

'Best Pot Head Ever!!!!'
(Zach refer-;)-ing to Ted)

Mar. 15 2011 02:01 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Actually, Somali fishermen turned to piracy because multinational fishing corp's. had overfished their waters.

Mar. 15 2011 01:58 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Everyone should watch "Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. It's not just about the danger to our oceans, it's about the whole planet and the damage we have wrought upon it. Check it out for the cinematography at the very least....

Mar. 15 2011 01:13 PM

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