Changing Seas - Season 3
Premiers Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
WPBT2’s popular ocean series Changing Seas returns this June with four exciting new episodes. This season the documentary series examines timely issues affecting the oceans, ranging from the lionfish invasion to the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Spill. Venture into the blue with scientists on a mission to better understand the threats our oceans are facing and how ecological balance might be restored.
Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
In the waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, a voracious alien predator has taken hold. Native to the Indo-Pacific, the invasive lionfish is a major threat to bio diversity and the health of already stressed coral reef ecosystems.
Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral growth and restore ecological balance in these gardens of the sea.
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The oceans are part of America’s newest medical frontier. In Florida, a group of scientists are testing sea sponges for their potential anti-cancer properties. These and other marine invertebrates may hold the key to unlocking the secrets of our own biology.
Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
After the Spill
Last year’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may no longer make headline news, but the story is far from over. Oceanographers continue to study the long term effects this disaster might have on marine ecosystems.
Major funding for this series was made possible by a generous grant from the Bachelor Foundation.