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20-Ton Canaries: The Great Whales of the North Atlantic (Panel)

20-Ton Canaries: The Great Whales of the North Atlantic (Panel)

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: 2008 MIT Sea Grant Lecture and Symposium. These legal, environmental and policy experts don't converge on a dominant strategy for saving whales, but make the case in their own ways that we are fast approaching a moment of no return for the great cetaceans, and quite possibly the oceans we all rely on. "Every time you take a piece out of the ocean without knowing what you're doing, you're creating future problems," says Robin Craig. With whaling and current fishing practices, we simply don't know what we're losing in terms of biodiversity and larger ecosystem functioning. Craig is also concerned about the Navy's use of lower frequency sonar, and the decade of litigation that in one case ended up in the Supreme Court. Jeremy Firestone has... Show More
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