–Tune in this June for 4 exciting new episodes of Changing Seas and follow scientists and explorers on adventures into the heart of our liquid planet!–
No Fish Left Uncounted, Tuesday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m.
A team of research divers counts the fish in Dry Tortugas National Park, to measure if marine protected areas are helping the regional ecosystem rebound from years of overfishing and environmental change.
Sentinels of the Seas, Tuesday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Dolphins are a Florida icon, but their charismatic smile belies the silent threats lurking in their ocean home. Many of the animals are showing disturbing signs of immune system dysfunction and disease, which may be linked to contaminant exposure.
Seagrasses and Mangroves, Tuesday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Seagrasses and mangroves may not receive as much attention as coral reefs, but they, too, play an important role in the ocean's web of life. Today, both are in decline globally, threatening an ecosystem collapse from the bottom of the food chain all the way to the top.
Sinking the Vandenberg, Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Off Key West, in the Florida Keys National Sanctuary, lies the world's second largest intentionally sunk shipwreck, the USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. This artificial reef is now attracting fish, fishermen and divers.
Don't miss the Changing Seas Live Facebook Chat. Tuesday, June 22nd at 8pm! www.facebook.com/wpbt2.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Alexa has worked in public broadcasting for the last fourteen years, both in public radio news as well as in television production. She has produced television programs of various genres, but nature and environmental programming have always been her favorite. In 2004, she was a journalism fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island School of Oceanography and in 2008 she participated in another journalism fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod.
Alexa has received numerous awards for her work, including a regional Emmy, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and an award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. She has two degrees in Broadcast Journalism – a BA from Morehead State University and a MA from the University of Florida.
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