9-1 Global Issue – Ocean

Ocean Issues: Role in oxygen, toxic dumping, oil pollution, increasing freshwater from melting ice on land; sea ice; over fishing; plastics, reef destruction; carbon sink; acidification, oil pollution. bird loss; fish mammals loss.

Dicussion of Problems:

  1. Overfishing
  2. Dead zones – no oxygen
  3. Plastics – see Miki Tomita’s Ted Talk *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLz-u9-t9Zo which includes their Hawaii School Peace Gardens.

Plastic Ocean movies: **https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxNqzAHGXvs   With Capt. Charles Moore – Garbage Ocean movie

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D41rO7mL6zM Part 1
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_634288&feature=iv&index=3&list=PLDbSvEZka6GEK_heOAEr2k-3eaK6O4803&src_vid=3GX-y1Z1w00&v=X5ZKk11R56o Part 3

Chant:  “Everything ends in the ocean”


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