What is the future of our oceans?
Oceanographers and deep-sea explorers Sylvia Earle and Edith Widder travel around the world to study what's happening to our oceans. In a conversation at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, they discuss the BP oil spill and other threats to our oceans -- as well as what ocean management should look like in the future.
- Sylvia Earle: Oceanographer, deep-sea explorer, and author. Earle is the National Geographic explorer-in-residence and founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research. She formerly served as chief scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Edith Widder: Biologist and deep-sea explorer. Widder is president and senior scientist of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association. She is an internationally recognized expert in bioluminescence
- Andrew Revkin: Journalist who has covered science and the politics of global warming for more than two decades. Revkin writes the "Dot Earth" blog at the New York Times.
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