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'Something's Fishy' on Planet Green

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Planet Green's new series Future Food is aiming to redefine the nature of food -- including seafood.

In each episode, hosts and molecular gastronomists Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche cook up solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental issues.

In the “Something’s Fishy” episode, the chefs take on overfishing and mercury pollution by creating an entire seafood menu using anything but fish.


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'Océans' Film Washes Over France

As Time reports this week, according to box office figures, the oceans have eclipsed George Clooney in popularity this week -- at least in France.

More than 100,000 people went to see Jacques Perrin's new documentary, Océans, in its first 48 hours in French theaters, which is double the number that went to see Clooney's Up in the Air. (They opened the same day).

Océans is the culmination of two years of planning, four years of filming, which included 70 expeditions to 54 shooting locations. The film banks on the beauty of the oceans (plus the skill of the crew and some fancy equipment) to convince viewers that ocean conservation is paramount. Not surprisingly, the technique works, say the critics.

Perrin produced the 1996 documentary, Microcosmos, which followed insects at close range, and 2001’s acclaimed Winged Migration.

As a documentary buff and ocean lover, I’m marking my calendar: the film opens in the U.S. on Earth Day, April 22. 

Ted Danson: 'a great egret in a topcoat'

In this month's GQ, Oceana founding board member Ted Danson sounds off on his roles on Bored to Death, Curb Your Enthusiasm and his forthcoming awareness-raising book about the world's oceans.

And don't miss the accompanying photo slideshow -- Danson looks as dapper as ever in a series of gray suits. 

As the writer notes, "Danson carries his six-foot-two frame gracefully, like a great egret in a blue cashmere topcoat." An apt description, if ever there was one.

 


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Kate Walsh on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Kate Walsh swims with a green sea turtle. © Tim Calver

Last night our favorite TV doctor and sea turtle lover Kate Walsh appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Jimmy displayed a photo of Kate swimming alongside a sea turtle from her trip with Oceana to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kate fought back giggles -- that Jimmy Kimmel, such a jokester -- to explain why she loves sea turtles.

After you watch the clip, don't forget to check out her PSA, slideshows and bonus footage of Kate at http://na.oceana.org/en/turtlesoffthehook.


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January Jones Gets Golden Globe Nod

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January Jones at this year's Partners Award Gala. © Dahlhouse Productions

The Golden Globe nominees were announced this morning, and to almost noone's surprise, AMC's "Mad Men" was nominated for Best Drama TV series, and January Jones was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama for the second time.

As any "Mad Men" fan can attest, this season Jones's character, Betty Draper, finally came into her own. From her escapist romp in Rome with Don to her escalating indiscretions, Betty's restless dissatisfation finally reached a boiling point. So let's hope she wins the praise she deserves for her stellar performance. Good luck, January!

And in case you haven't seen it, see why J.J. is scared for sharks in the PSA she did for us.


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