Altered Oceans

A five-part-series on the crisis in the seas

Key phrases of the five sections:
Runoff from modern life is feeding an explosion of primitive organisms. This 'rise of slime,' as one scientist calls it, is killing larger species and sickening people.
Toxic algae that poison the brain have caused strandings and mass die-offs of marine mammals -- barometers of the sea's health.
With sickening regularity, toxic algae blooms are invading coastal waters. They kill sea life and send poisons ashore ... Full Story »

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Melva Hackney
4.9
by Melva Hackney - Oct. 1, 2008

The article tells what is wrong. We CAN correct some of the pollution that is poisoning and destroying the oceans, the air, the land. The question is not can we correct some of the damage, but WILL we do it in time.

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Bob Danforth
4.8
by Bob Danforth - Oct. 1, 2008

Perhaps the best use of the net in a news story, they actually thought about what an internet story could do that other media could not, instead of just running the text that was in the print edition. they should get 3 A pluses just for style. If they had not chosen such an impressive story to tell and told it so well, the method might have overwhelmed the message, but instead it doubled the impact, of how bad the pollution situation is getting.

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Damien Jones
4.3
by Damien Jones - Oct. 1, 2008

Understated, but effective, documentary that focuses mainly on the impact of oceanic changes on the U.S. Plenty of sources sited. Nice collection of documenting pictures and graphs.

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Marius Chitosca
4.5
by Marius Chitosca - Oct. 1, 2008

A super journalistic documentary on the decay of sea life, all thanks to human garbage dumped irresponsibly in the oceans and affecting each and every drop of them. An online interactive media jewelry comprising data presentation in written, audio and visual forms (videos, photos, graphics), plus a discussion board and links to further resources, so both busy and environmentally passionate people can take a look and understand a lot. Finally, what's to understand is the profound damage a recent specie called homo sapiens managed to induce on the environment, crippling it at planetary scale, in just 2 to 3 centuries of "industrial revolution." Threatening all life on Earth is an all times performance. Too bad it's such a negative one.

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Allan Moult
4.9
by Allan Moult - Oct. 1, 2008

A superbly-researched five-part series on the crises facing the world's oceans. The accompanying videos, photographs and graphics are powerful and a real wake-up call.

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