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Did anyone catch this last night? It's a 2 hour program that's actually 2 shows in one. I only caught the dirty secrets one. Pretty sad when you see the buckets and buckets of stripers that have flesh eating disease... Anyone see the first one?

Dangerous Catch
Our massive demands on the ocean?s bounty impacts life far beyond the shoreline: bushmeat hunting is on the rise in Ghana while in Namibia; fishing grounds struggle to recover as putrid fumes explode from the ocean depths and poison the waters; and radical new fish farms are sprouting up from Puerto Rico to Canada. Across the globe, all life is feeling the effects of overfishing. Can we protect fish in time to safeguard the ocean, life on land and ultimately ourselves? Find out how we all can make a difference.

Dirty Secrets
Something is amiss in our global world water supply: Striped bass are succumbing to flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay; seabird chicks are starving in Hawai?i; coral reefs are weakening under a growing assault of invisible contaminants and an increasing variety of aquatic animals are showing signs of developmental disorders. Experts and citizens are racing to find clues to the causes?and the solutions. Find out how we all can make a difference.

It's showing again on:

WNETHD 713 Fri, Apr 25
12:00 PM

WNETHD 713 Mon, Apr 28
10:00 AM

WNET 13 Tue, Apr 29
1:30 AM

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I'll have to catch that show, thanks.

I use to explore the bays and estuaries growing up and sometimes helping my grandfather catch bait for his shop in Massachusetts. I grew up and moved away and for the last few years had the oppertunity to visit some of those wonderful places holding memories dear to me. At any rate, I was shocked to see that there is at the least 10% of what once was, having the unique experience of not seeing a gradual decline over the years there for not noticing it as much. I think the oceans are in a lot more trouble than even the biologists are seeing and probably frustrated at the economic engine it runs somewhat tying their hands.
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