The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launched a new TV series in collaboration with EarthxTV that reveals the hidden life beneath the oceans. Hosted by submersible pilot Erika Bergman, Our Living Oceans explores the health of our living oceans, the threats they face, and what is being done to save them through conversations with scientists, conservationists, and local leaders from around the world.
In addition to our staff and partners on the Global Reef Expedition, episodes feature H.R.H. Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan, National Geographic explorer-in-residence Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Ved Chirayath of the NASA Ames Research Center and many more at the front lines of ocean research, outreach, and education.
Tune into Our Living Oceans on EarthxTV or catch the show on the EarthxTV app, Roku, Apple TV, Google TV or Amazon Fire TV.
The first episode of Our Living Oceanstakes viewers on a journey to the beginning of the Global Reef Expedition, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation’s research mission to assess the health and resiliency of coral reefs around the world.
Starring: H.R.H. Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Ved Chirayath, Professor Peter Mumby, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Angelo Villagomez, Renee Carlton, Elizabeth Thompson, Alexandra Dempsey, and Erika Bergman.
Submersible Pilot Erika Bergman talks to the scientists working with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation to create the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps. Can these maps help identify which reefs have a chance of surviving the coral reef crisis?
Starring: Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Ved Chirayath, Dr. Arthur C.R. Gleason, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Erika Bergman, Renee Carlton, Alexandra Dempsey, and Elizabeth Thompson.
Climate change and ocean acidification are global problems that impact coral reefs everywhere. What can be done to safeguard reefs from these global impacts? The Chief Scientist of the Ocean Health Index talks to host Erika Bergman about the health of our oceans. Erika also discusses the foundation’s findings on coral reef health with scientists from the Global Reef Expedition.
Starring: HRH Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Professor Peter Mumby, Dr. Ben Halpern, Dr. Anderson Mayfield, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Renee Carlton, Alexandra Dempsey, Amy Heemsoth, and Erika Bergman.
Throughout the Global Reef Expedition, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation observed signs of declining ocean health, impacting coral reefs and coastal marine ecosystems. What are the biggest threats to our ocean, and what can be done to protect it?
Starring: Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Ben Halpern, Dr. Nancy Knowlton,Dr. Daniel Pauly, Dr. Anderson Mayfield, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Renee Carlton, Dr. Arthur C.R. Gleason, Erika Bergman, and Elizabeth Thompson.
What are marine protected areas and how can they help protect our coral reefs? Where are they working and what makes them effective? This episode covers how communities are working together to protect coral reefs through marine protected areas and traditional conservation measures such as Kapu and Bul, which have been used by Polynesians and Micronesians for millennia to conserve their marine resources. In addition to conversations with scientists, this episode features an interview with the former President of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., on what his island nation has done to preserve their remarkable coral reefs.
Starring: Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Dr. Ben Halpern, Tommy Remengesau Jr., Erika Bergman, Alexandra Dempsey, Dr. Arthur C.R. Gleason, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Elizabeth Thompson, and Angelo Villagomez.
Despite the myriad of threats our oceans face, there is still reason for hope. This episode covers the “Ocean Optimism” movement and the importance of outreach and education in marine conservation. It includes interviews with one of the founders of #OceanOptimism, Dr. Nancy Knowlton, and Dr. Sylvia Earle shares her thoughts on what gives her hope for our oceans’ future.
Starring: H.R.H. Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Professor Peter Mumby, Dr. Samuel Purkis, Erika Bergman, Amy Heemsoth, and Elizabeth Thompson.
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