Saving The Ocean on WLRN-TV

Aug 5, 2014

Saving the Ocean (8:00 pm and 8:30 pm)

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina.

Renowned marine biologist and writer, Carl Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans.

8:00 pm - River of Kings Part 2 - The conclusion of this two-part episode examines the huge project now restoring the Nisqually River, from its source on Mount Rainier to the estuary in Puget Sound. Led by the Nisqually Indian tribe, the restoration aims to fill the river once again with abundant, magnificent wild salmon.


  8:30 pm - Trinidad's Turtle Giants - Earth’s last warm-blooded monster reptile, the skin-covered, 1000-pound, leatherback turtle – the closest thing we have to a living dinosaur – is thriving on Caribbean beaches. Carl Safina travels to Trinidad to witness first-hand the spectacular return of these ancient animals. 

Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction (9:00 pm)

Threats From Nature: Five potential threats to our survival are investigated. From risks such as collapsing stars and hostile extraterrestrials, which originate in outer space, to more down-to-earth but equally alarming dangers such as super volcanoes and natural pandemics, scientists and other experts outline the risks and potential solutions to humankind's greatest threats.