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Of Deep Shipwrecks and the Environment October 21, 2008

Posted by Chris Sullivan in Ecology.
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Another web site worth checking out is ted.com. TED is an acronym for a conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design. The site contains a series of short (20 minute) presentations by various luminaries on various topics.  One of the videos is on the oceans, by Robert Ballard, who is described this way:

“On more than 120 deep-sea expeditions, Robert Ballard has made many major natural discoveries, such as the deep-sea vents. Oh, and he found the Titanic

If you followed the link above, you found the Wikipedia write-up on Ballard and all the wrecks he’s discovered or otherwise been involved with. You can also find all the videos on iTunes, which is how I get them for ease of download. I haven’t watched the Ballard presentation yet because I’m still loading and watching some of the others.

So far:

  1. 15 ways to avert a climate crisis – Al Gore
  2. Do schools kill creativity? – Ken  Robinson
  3. Greening the ghetto – Majora Carter

All are humourous, thought-provoking and at at times inspiring, and I highly recommend them. Thanks to my colleague Rob Notarfonzo for pointing the site out to me.



1. deepstop - October 24, 2008

Here’s a cool one – David Gallo on Underwater Astonishments. Only 6 minutes long. It’s been making the rounds on Scuba Forums and Youtube.


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