Our ocean is the earth’s defining feature. But the blue of our blue planet is so much more than just a colour. It is rich with life and plays an important role in keeping our planet stable and healthy. Worryingly, we are seeing our ocean change, for the worse. In Ocean Matters, join oceanographer and physicist Helen Czerski as she meets the scientists who are working to save our ocean and marine life in one of the most remote parts of our planet. Together, we’ll explore how the cutting-edge research science that’s going on there – and other places we visit – is helping to protect species across the world, and better understand what needs to be done to save our seas. Come on this adventure.
To quote Maya Angelou, “you can’t really know where you’re going, until you know where you have been.” In this first episode, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, explores our ocean’s recent past. What was the ocean like 200 years ago? How does that compare with today – and what does that difference reveal? Join Helen as she discovers watery secrets in the Natural History Museum’s archive, learns what old newspapers can reveal about the impact of our fishing history, and meets one of the scientists who helped to set up one of the largest marine protected areas in the world.
Come with us on this scientific adventure.
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