How Healthy Are the Oceans?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fabien Cousteau, a filmmaker, oceanographic explorer and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, and marine toxicologist Susan Shaw talk about the health of the oceans and conservation. Susan dove into the BP oil slick in May 2010 to assess the impact of oil and the chemical dispersants used to clean the spill, which had a devastating impact on marine life in the Gulf and human health.


Fabien Cousteau and Susan Shaw

Comments [10]


We need to make people care about the health of the Oceans...most people know about this now, but do not care enough to do anything.

Feb. 16 2013 01:29 PM
Claudia Levy from New York City

I greatly appreciate the work both Mr. Cousteau and Dr. Shaw are doing. I would like to become more informed and active in their endeavor to save the seas and marine life. I can't attend the roundtable tonight. Any suggestions as to how to proceed would be welcome.
Thank you.

Jan. 30 2013 05:32 PM
Melanie from Northshore- MA

My understanding after researching CC that in the near future methane gas will be bubbling up from the bottom of the oceans(same as in dump sites); perhaps 10 yrs (hopefully not but maybe sooner?) How is that healthy?!! There is NO QUESTION THE EARTH IS UNSTABLE!(CC taskforce, scientist)
Man HAS to take responsiblity and MAKE CHANGES to STABLITZE THE PLANET without question- for a start- oceans!
I like our planet and humans- How bout you? Is it worth it?

Jan. 30 2013 02:03 PM
Susan McPherson from NYC

Great interview. Wish there could have been more discussion on Plant A Fish, Fabien's nonprofit.

Jan. 30 2013 01:29 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

Agreed - wish they would have explained why we can't scoop up some of the (larger) waste in the oceans. Not an ignorant question at all.

Jan. 30 2013 12:43 PM
Susan from new jersey

A recent internet article sited Gatorade as considering removing bromiated vegetable oil from their ingredient list as it is a flame retardent

Jan. 30 2013 12:41 PM
Nick from UWS

Ho ho ho!...Leonard is so NAIVE to think that we could scoop up the debris with nets from ships...hah hah hah!...oh Leonard you're so PRIMITIVE, so know, skip the fatuous condescending laughter and explain why not.

Jan. 30 2013 12:33 PM
Henry from Manhattan

Q: How healthy are the oceans?

A: Not very.

Jan. 30 2013 12:30 PM

"But... We just HAVE to poison the environment!!! Otherwise, our sacred Economy will suffer!!!"

Jan. 30 2013 12:23 PM
fuva from harlemworld

What food precautions can regular Americans take? (The eyes are already off much of the shrimp we consume.)

Jan. 30 2013 12:20 PM

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