A Tale of Coral Reefs, Great White Sharks and Rubber Duckies

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Earth's oceans are essential to human life, but we pay more attention to outer space than to what's in and under the waters. Now, with so many marine species in danger that we could see mass extinctions within the next generation, it's time to rethink human relationships with the seas and their creatures. We hear some fascinating stories about our relationship to the seas, which are teeming with life -- fish, turtles, seabirds and seals that make round-trips of 39,000 miles across the Pacific. We also hear why sharks are important, what it's like to swim with them and how few are left, and we learn how 28,000 plastic bath toys traveled the world.

Credits

Guests:
Alex Rogers - International Programme on the State of the Ocean, Barbara Block - Stanford University, Juliet Eilperin - Pulitzer Prize-winning senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post - @eilperin, Donovan Hohn - 'Moby Duck'

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner