Journey to Planet Earth

The State Of The Planet's Oceans

Season 6, Episode 1 of 1

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Matt Damon, "The State of the Planet's Oceans" investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans. Some of the featured stories and issues are: the collapse of the cod fishing industry and its economic consequences in Portugal and New England; rapid glacial melting and its significance in Peru and Bangladesh; the success of marine preserves in the Florida Keys and off the coast of Belize; and a first person essay by world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/18/2009
8 p.m.
2/16/2010
9 p.m.
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