Carl Safina on History and Destiny in a Changing Ocean; What it Means for You

Carl Safina, PhD

Co-founder and President, Blue Ocean Institute

History and Destiny in a Changing Ocean; What it Means for You

Though long thought limitless, the sea's limits have been found. Many fish populations have been depleted and total world catches are now declining. But there is hope.

In a talk that is part science lecture, part biography, and part book-reading, scientist and author Carl Safina will discuss the role of fishing, fish farming, and climate in our changing oceans. He will discuss the implications of these changes for both sea life and human communities.

Despite serious problems, recent good news indicates that downward trends are beginning to reverse in some areas, with some recoveries underway due to improved management, and greatly increased public awareness. Safina will also discuss how people's seafood choices can add momentum to a new movement of consumer-led efforts to improve fisheries and restore abundant marine life.

And he will discuss the moral imperative of climate change.

 
Date and Time:
 Thursday, April 23, 2009.  6:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Location:
Kresge Auditorium  [Map]
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Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
General Public
Students
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Lectures/Readings
Sponsor:
Co-sponsored by the Earth Systems Program, Center for Ocean Solutions, the School of Earth Sciences, and the Woods Institute for the Environment
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Admission:
free and open to the public
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April 16, 2009