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.)
Ted Danson was on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams this weekend, talking about his book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them." Once again he does a fantastic job describing the state of the world's oceans - and why he's optimistic that they can be saved in our lifetimes. If you haven't picked up your copy of "Oceana" today, be sure to order one here!
On the anniversary of the oil spill, New York Times columnist and author Mark Bittman sat down with Ted Danson to talk about Ted's book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them." I can't embed the video here, but be sure to hop over to the Times' site to watch the clip! Enjoy.
I am a Californian now, but I was born a child of the desert. My parents raised me in Arizona, where my father worked as an archaeologist, and my mother took me to wander the scrubby ravines near our home. She saw beauty everywhere. As a small boy I just saw great opportunities for hide and seek.
Once a year, for our summer vacation, we would drive to the beach. I still remember the great anticipation I felt as our station wagon crested the last mild incline that would give us a view of the Pacific Ocean. It filled me with an awe I still feel today, and as an adult I‚Äôve always lived a window away from its expanses.
But my appreciation for the ocean is complicated by the knowledge that we risk it every day for oil. Last year‚Äôs Gulf of Mexico oil disaster was a bellwether tragedy for the oceans. We know less about the deep sea than we do about the surface of Mars ‚Äď just as we still don‚Äôt know the true cost of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history a year later.
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.
Ted Danson is a member of Oceana's board of directors, and has been active in the fight against offshore drilling for decades. This guest post originally appeared on The Huffington Post.
I haven't heard news this good in a long time. The Obama administration's announcement to protect the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and both U.S. coasts from offshore drilling as part of the next five-year plan is a massive win for our oceans and every living thing that relies on them.
What's more, the administration said it would reconsider Shell's proposal to drill in the Arctic's Beaufort Sea, a sign that the president's commitment to science and preparedness were not just lip service.
The decision is a reversal of the plans President Obama announced in March -- before the largest environmental disaster in our nation's history began staining the Gulf of Mexico black.
Tomorrow Oceana board member Ted Danson will testify against offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska (more specifically, Lease sale 193). Danson, a long time ocean advocate, believes that the Arctic is not ready for offshore development. There is a lack of baseline science to determine if offshore drilling can be conducted safely in the region, and there is neither the infrastructure nor the response capability to respond to a large spill.
This past week Danson visited the Arctic community of Barrow, Alaska. Accompanied by Oceana‚Äôs Pacific Director Susan Murray, Mike LeVine and myself, Ted visited with Mayor Edward Itta of the North Slope Borough, Director Taqulik Hepa of the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, Chairman Harry Brower of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, and other officials. Oceana hosted a community meet-and-greet where Danson took the opportunity to meet and learn from coastal residents, while sharing his stories and connections to the ocean.