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Video Voices from the Ocean Community
Using the power of video, many organizations and people from the ocean community provide voices that give us perspective about the ocean in a compelling way.  Here are some superb examples of the kinds of videos that OpenOceans Global intends to share.

Once Upon a Tide
This ten minute educational film is part of Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans, a project of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.

Thank You Ocean
This short video created by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Ocean Protection Council tells the story of why the ocean is important to us.

Planet Earth:  the Water Planet  
This stunning video by the NASA Earth Observatory, simply and understandably explains the role ocean and how it influences and is influenced by changes in climate.

Wendy Watson-Wright.  The Importance of the Ocean
Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Director of the International Oceanographic Commission, talks about the importance of the ocean to the planet. 

Susan Avery: More Plastic Than Plankton
Susan Avery, Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, speaks to the World Future Society's annual meeting, warning that "dilution" is no longer the solution for pollution in the world's oceans. For instance, in some areas of open water, there is now more microscopic plastic than plankton.

Robert Ballard: Exploring the Ocean's Hidden Worlds
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes you on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping.

Sylvia Earle’s TED Prize Talk

Legendary ocean researcher and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean—and shocking stats about its rapid decline—as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

David Gallo's Underwater Astonishments

David Gallo is a pioneer in ocean exploration and an enthusiastic Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute ambassador between the sea and those of us on dry land.

Tony Haymet on the Ocean
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Tony Haymet discusses ocean acidification and the future of the ocean generally.

Jane Lubchenco Interviewed by Charlie Rose
NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco as interviewed by television host Charlie Rose.

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