Science Friday Explores the State of the Oceans

“Around the world, the oceans are in trouble, with declining fish stocks, disappearing coral reefs, and changing water chemistry.”

reef.jpgLast Friday’s Science Friday podcast was going live from the AAAS meeting in Boston featuring an amazing panel composed of Larry Crowder, Ben Halpern, Jane Lubchenco and Carl Safina (blog). You can view more information about the episode, listen to the 46 minute long podcast and watch video of the pre-anoxia Oregon Coast by clicking here.

The discussion centers around the recent publication of a map highlighting the degree of human impact on the oceans from 17 different activities. Mark and Jennifer discuss the map and the research behind it.

NBC nightly news also did a story on the results, below the fold.