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Global Ocean TV - June 9, 2015

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Global Ocean TV is brought to you by The TerraMar Project. Expand comments section for transcript and links to stories: ‪http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch‬‬ In this edition: Google Street Views Unveils Underwater Attractions on World Oceans Day (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/google-street-views-unveils-underwater-attractions-on-world-oceans-day/) Google Street Views is featuring underwater attractions to celebrate World Oceans Day yesterday, June 8. Points of interest around the world shown in the new ocean views include the waters of Cozumel, Mexico, the Liberty Wreck off the coast of Bali, and the Great Barrier Reef, among many other locales. The War Against Ocean Trash: Hunting an 11-Ton Fishing Net (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/the-war-against-ocean-trash-hunting-an-11-ton-abandoned-fishing-net/) They dubbed it the “monster net.” The abandoned fishing net weighed an estimated 11.5 tons and had become a legend among the experts working in Hawaii’s Marine National Monument, a World Heritage site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. In the year between the first sighting of this monster by NOAA experts and other agencies, and when they finally located it again and hauled it up last October, the net had broken free of a GPS tracking device, killed or injured multiple large marine animals and devastated giant swaths of coral. But this is just one net. Would you buy a $20 bottle of water? (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/would-you-buy-a-20-bottle-of-water/) When Martin Riese first introduced his 46-page water menu at Ray’s and Stark Bar in Los Angeles two years ago, he didn’t exactly get a rousing reception. But two years later, Riese may be having the last laugh. Business at the bar has jumped 500% and his water menu has expanded to two other locations, including the Hollywood Bowl. His $50 per person water tasting class has sold out each session since it began this year. Surfboard Turns Surfers into Citizen Scientists (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/surfboard-turns-surfers-into-citizen-scientists/) The near-shore zone is one of the most difficult areas of the ocean to chart because equipment in this turbulent stretch is often destroyed by storms, waves, or rusted by constant exposure to both air and salty seas, leaving an information gap in the ongoing effort to monitor the effect of climate change on the oceans. Enter Smartphin, a surfboard fin with a data-collecting chip embedded under its varnished exterior, capable of collecting this valuable information and turning surfers into citizen scientists. Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/sensor-for-microplastic-research-designed-by-student/) More than 269,000 tons of plastic floats on the surface, numbering some 5.25 trillion pieces, but the cost to of hiring a research vessel to study those particles is astronomical. To solve the high- cost issue, without sacrificing on data collection, a Northeastern University student created a sensor to gather and categorize microplastics – fragments of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters – winning awards in the process. What’s Next? (Part 1) (http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/whats-next-part-1/) In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss Naomi Klein’s new book “This Changes Everything” and will introduce the Next System Project, a Democracy Collaborative initiative with the goal to change the paradigm of economic development toward a new system, exploring political and economic possibilities for the 21st century. Check out these stories in The Daily Catch and be sure to tune back in tomorrow for the best ocean, river, and lake news from around the world.