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How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. …

What is a biodiversity hotspot?

– [Instructor] What we’re gonna talk about right now is something called a biodiversity hotspot. How do you figure out what the places are on earth that deserve our special focus, that deserve attention that they need to protect them for future generations? It’s obvious that the earth is in trouble and we can’t save …

Protecting Our Oceans from Ghost Traps

Protecting Our Oceans from Ghost Traps

– Roughly every year, (pleasant piano music) 360,000 tons of fishing gear is lost in the water. Even though they’re abandoned, they are still catching animals, and I was always appalled that nobody was doing anything about ’em. – [Man] There is a lot of good organisms here. (reflective piano music) – My name is …

SeaWorld Zookeeper Wendy

SeaWorld Zookeeper Wendy

I thought about working at SeaWorld and working with animals. Growing up in Oklahoma, I wasn’t really exposed to dolphins and killer whales or sea lions, penguins. And it all just was mesmerizing to me, to be able to be close to the animals and to see the trainers build relationships with these animals, and …

Rehabilitated Manatees Returned to the Wild

Rehabilitated Manatees Returned to the Wild

When Rojo first came to us he was minimally responsive there were reports that he had been having seizures. We gave him fluids right away and administered supportive care and then we just monitored him very closely. So we’re returning Rojo here in the Englewood area because this is close to where he was originally …

The Survival of the Sea Turtle

The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are miraculous. First, they’ve been around since the late Jurassic, roughly 150 million years ago. Cohorts of the dinosaurs, sea turtles have survived through the challenges of eons, existing still today, where many others have ended their evolutionary run. Second, throughout the centuries and up till today, every living adult sea turtle has …

How SeaWorld is Supporting UK Conservation Efforts

How SeaWorld is Supporting UK Conservation Efforts

Since the start of 2015, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has donated two dollars to conservation charities every time a SeaWorld Parks Extra is booked here in the UK. By making holidays extra special with dining options, VIP tours, or up close animal encounters we can give back to the natural world. Here are just some …

Aquatic Invaders – Nature’s Calling (Aug 2018)

Aquatic Invaders – Nature’s Calling (Aug 2018)

Welcome to this month’s nature’s calling, I’m Lucas Bond with the Missouri Department of Conservation. It’s a great time of year to be outside discovering nature through fishing. But once you’re through fishing remember not to dump your left-over bait in the water because it could spread invasive species, like certain types of carp. Invasive …