oceana the book
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‚Äôs 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."
Last Thursday Oceana board member Ted Danson was the featured guest on WAMU‚Äôs 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,
‚Äú‚Ä¶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.‚ÄĚ
Have a listen and don‚Äôt forget to check out Ted‚Äôs new book, ‚ÄúOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.‚ÄĚ
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‚Äôs entertaining, check it out:
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Pick up a copy of Ted‚Äôs fantastic new book, ‚ÄúOceana:Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,‚ÄĚ if you haven‚Äôt already! (It‚Äôs for fish nerds and non-fish nerds alike; we promise it‚Äôll keep you awake.)
Today the Huffington Post has a great slideshow of images -- including one of a darling young Ted Danson -- from his new book, ‚ÄúOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.‚ÄĚ
Have you gotten your copy yet? No? What are you waiting for!? In case you need some more convincing, here‚Äôs the book trailer:
Now go get your copy and spread the word!
Our pal Ted Danson was on Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his new book, ‚ÄúOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them.‚ÄĚ I‚Äôm 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:
Oceana board member and actor Ted Danson‚Äôs new book, ‚ÄúOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,‚ÄĚ hits the streets today. Here‚Äôs Ted on the Today Show this morning talking about the book:
I‚Äôve 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‚ÄôOrso as my co-author, I wrote ‚ÄúOceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them,‚ÄĚ 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.