Aboard the Cape to Cape Expedition: Ushuaia and the Falkland Islands


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March 7, 2011: Join the Ocean Doctor aboard the Prince Albert II as he reports from the Cape to Cape Expedition, traveling from the tip of South America to the tip of South Africa. This week, we “land in a postcard” in beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina and encounter penguins and albatross in the beautiful Falkland Islands. Also: The second of a two-part look at a newly-issued report by World Resources Institute, “Reefs at Risk Revisited” a report that history may well show is the most important report about the oceans to be released this century. It’s more than a wakeup call — it’s truly our last call to take action to save coral reefs.

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Rockhopper Penguin in the Falkland IslandsAboard the Cape to Cape Expedition: Ushuaia and the Falkland Islands

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Also: Reefs at Risk Revisited (Part 2 of 2)

Eleven years ago, the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a landmark report entitled, “Reefs at Risk” which put its finger on the pulse of the world’s coral reefs. It was an enlightening but stark portrait of coral reefs around the world. Enlightening because it shed light on how important these ecosystems are but stark in giving us a clear picture of the threats and what we needed to do about it. At the National Press Club in Washington, WRI released “Reefs at Risk Revisited,” updating and expanding its analysis of more than a decade ago. Things have gotten worse — much worse in most places around the world. And the forecast is bleak, but certainly not hopeless. If ever there was a call to action, Reefs at Risk Revisted is it — if we want coral reefs on this planet.

The report was introduced by a panel including WRI president Jonathan Lash, WRI senior associate and report lead author, Lauretta Burke, Dr. Jane Lubchenko, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, and Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science at Smithsonian.

This week our guest is Lauretta Burke, WRI senior associate and lead author of the report. We explore what the report means and what we can do about it.

Reefs at Risk Revisited

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World Resources Institute – Reefs at Risk Revisited

Join the Ocean Doctor aboard the Prince Albert II as he reports from the Cape to Cape Expedition, traveling from the tip of South America to the tip of South Africa. This week, we ?land in a postcard? in beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina and encounter penguins and albatross in the beautiful Falkland Islands. Also: The second of a two-part look at a newly-issued report by World Resources Institute, ?Reefs at Risk Revisited? a report that history may well show is the most important report about the oceans to be released this century. It’s more than a wakeup call ? it’s truly our last call to take action to save coral reefs.

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