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Why We Need the Ocean (Video) | Care2 Causes

Why We Need the Ocean (Video) | Care2 Causes

In this video , oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle is speaking from the Aquarius undersea research base in Key Largo, Florida, via a camera in waterproof housing attached to an internet connection. The video was streamed over Ustream , says Briam Lam on BoingBoing . In this segment, she makes a “heartbreaking” appeal about why we need the ocean : Earle in particular addresses the importance of the Aquarius undersea research base. For all of its importance in helping us to study and understand the ocean, and to remind the world about why we need to keep our oceans healthy and protect them, funding for the Aquarius’ parent program, the National Undersea Research Program (NURP) is being cut by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Another underwater research lab, the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab (HURL), is also set t...

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