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‘Oceana’ a WaPo Political Bestseller

You may have heard by now that actor and ocean activist Ted Danson wrote a book called "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceana and What We Can Do to Save Them". Washington Post writer Christopher Schoppa has also heard the news; he recently featured Danson’s book in his Political Bookworm column, naming it one of the most important new political bestsellers. "Oceana" currently ranks #4 on the WaPo's political bestseller list, right behind Henry Kissinger's book, "On China."

Check out the Washington Post feature to learn why Schoppa is urging his readers to pick up a copy of "Oceana", and learn more about Danson’s motivations for writing the book.


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Ted on The Diane Rehm Show

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Ted Danson. © Kate Danson

Last Thursday Oceana board member Ted Danson was the featured guest on WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show. He covers a lot of ground in the hour, including overfishing, seafood fraud, aquaculture and bottom trawling.

He explains to Diane,

“…It's one of those amazing potential worldwide disasters that does not have to happen. It's a great story. Hey, how did -- hey, grandma and grandpa, what did you do when you found out that we were fishing out our oceans? To be able to turn around and say, well, this is what I did and this is why we still have fish. That's an exciting thing. We should not be overwhelmed by this. We should educate ourselves. We should let science lead the way and then you pass laws to change policy and you enforce those laws.”

Have a listen and don’t forget to check out Ted’s new book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.”


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Video: Ted Schools Kids on the Oceans

Well folks, our favorite author and ocean advocate Ted Danson is everywhere these days. Today, a video for you in which Ted tries to teach some kids about the problems plaguing the oceans, with soporific effects. It’s entertaining, check it out:

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Pick up a copy of Ted’s fantastic new book, “Oceana:Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,” if you haven’t already! (It’s for fish nerds and non-fish nerds alike; we promise it’ll keep you awake.)


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Slideshow and Video: ‘Oceana’ the Book

Today the Huffington Post has a great slideshow of images -- including one of a darling young Ted Danson -- from his new book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.”

Have you gotten your copy yet? No? What are you waiting for!?  In case you need some more convincing, here’s the book trailer:

Book Trailer: 'Oceana' by Ted Danson from Oceana on Vimeo.

Now go get your copy and spread the word!


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Ted Enlightens Jimmy Fallon about 'Oceana'

Our pal Ted Danson was on Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his new book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.” I’m not sure why Fallon decided to turn the lights off, but it makes for quite a dramatic effect when Ted is talking about the book. Check it out:


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Get Your Copy of ‘Oceana’ the Book

Oceana board member and actor Ted Danson’s new book, “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,” hits the streets today. Here’s Ted on the Today Show this morning talking about the book:

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Ted Danson on His New Book, ‘Oceana’

I’ve been involved in ocean conservation for decades, and in that time, a lot has changed, but a lot has stayed the same. Last year I decided it was time to write it all down before I get too old to tell the difference.

With the talented Michael D’Orso as my co-author, I wrote “Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,” and it hits the street on March 15. We set out to write a book that describes -- in an entertaining and informative way -- the most critical threats to the oceans, and how we can turn them around.  I think we did a pretty darn good job, if I do say so myself. I thought you might like a preview.

The book opens with a chapter on the issue that propelled me into ocean conservation -- offshore drilling. I joined a local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near my Southern California neighborhood. Fast forward to 2010, when I testified before Congress on the dangers of expanded offshore drilling. Like I said, things change, but they remain the same.


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