This video from the USA says about itself:
Cornell Lab Monday Night Seminar: Protecting the World’s Last Pristine Ocean
3 Oct 2013
Recorded live Monday, September 30th. Grant Ballard, Chief Science Officer, Point Blue Conservation Science.
From the All About Birds Blog in the USA:
By victoria on Friday, October 4th, 2013
The Ross Sea in Antarctica is perhaps the only remaining marine ecosystem on earth to have escaped severe alteration by humans. Very large populations of several marine species coexist here, including Adelie penguins, orcas, minke whales, and Weddell seals. But recently, demand for Antarctic toothfish, sold in markets and restaurants as Chilean seabass, has brought fishing boats to this remote region.
In a public seminar, Dr. Grant Ballard of Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) described his 15+ years of Antarctic research and the effort to understand the ecology of the Ross Sea, the possible effects of exploitation, and the international effort to declare portions of the Ross Sea a marine reserve.
Ballard’s talk was part of our Monday Night Seminar series, a long-standing tradition established decades ago by Lab founder Dr. Arthur Allen.
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