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Global Ocean TV - Episode 40

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Global Ocean TV™, the official television channel of the world’s ocean, is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Expand the comments section for the transcript and links to stories: ‪http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Transcript: Welcome to Global Ocean TV™, brought to you by The TerraMar Project. I am today’s host, Rob Foos. Here are today’s stories: Shell Cleared to Drill in Arctic Ocean http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/shell-cleared-to-drill-in-arctic-ocean/ The Obama administration cleared the way on Wednesday for Shell to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer, but the safety restrictions it is imposing could slow the pace at which rigs strike oil. The authorization was widely expected, after the Interior Department gave conditional approval in May for the company’s long-delayed application to drill in the untouched waters of the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast. Apalachicola's Disappearing Oyster http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/apalachicolas-disappearing-oyster/ For many Southern Americans, especially those who reside in Florida or spend their summers vacationing on the northwest coast of the Sunshine State, the ideal oyster comes from Apalachicola Bay, a body of water about 160 miles east of Pensacola Beach and 75 miles southwest of Tallahassee, the state capital. But, there's a problem with oysters from Apalachicola Bay: They're getting harder and harder to find beyond the hyperlocal market. Addicted to Antibiotics, Chilean Salmon Flops at Costco http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/addicted-to-antibiotics-chilean-salmon-flops-at-costco/ Amid concerns of antibiotics overuse contributing to the development of drug-resistant superbugs, American consumers are increasingly demanding antibiotic-free meat and fish. That’s bad news for Chilean salmon farmers who are facing a bacterial outbreak and treating their fish with record levels of antibiotics — and losing the business of Costco and others. Traveling With Blue Goose Passports http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/traveling-with-blue-goose-passports/ Conservationist Rachel Carson, who wrote many books, is most famous for the book Silent Spring, a book that looked at pesticides and their effect on wildlife and humans. She wrote this about the Blue Goose symbol in her introduction to the 'Conservation In Action" series: "If you travel much in the wilder sections of our country, sooner or later you are likely to meet the sign of the flying goose — the emblem of the national wildlife refuges.” Public Alert Day to be Held for Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/public-alert-day-to-be-held-for-offshore-drilling-in-the-atlantic/ On Saturday, July 25th the members and volunteers of SODA (Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic) will hold a Public Alert Day to inform people along the South Carolina coast of the dangers of seismic testing and offshore oil drilling. SODA members and volunteers will be posted all along the South Carolina coast from North Myrtle Beach to Sullivan’s Island, on the beaches and at businesses in various towns. Oceana will be in North Carolina and the group One More Generation will be holding a rally in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. It is shaping up to be quite a day. Ancient Japanese Wetland Microbes Discovered Beneath the Sea http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/ancient-japanese-wetland-microbes-discovered-beneath-the-sea/ If you want to find some weird, undiscovered organisms, the sediments more than 2 kilometers below the ocean floor should be a good place to look. The heat and pressure are intense, and food is in short supply. But researchers have now obtained the first samples of microorganisms from these depths, and they turn out to be surprisingly ordinary. The cells are similar to microbes that live in a less demanding habitat on land: the soils in forests. Shark Purses http://theterramarpr...