TVO celebrates World Oceans Day with an in-depth exploration of key issues threatening the well-being of our oceans.
'Canada's Oceans and You' Event at the ROM
On Friday, June 8 The Water Brothers were at the Royal Ontario Museum for an afternoon of fun, interactive and engaging stories based on their many experiences documenting water issues world-wide. Highlighting the event was their presentation of footage from their recent journey documenting the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Following this, award-winning videographer, film producer, and Green Hero Rob Stewart (“Sharkwater”) regaled a packed house with a passionate talk on his upcoming film and world premiere, “Revolution.” Below you will find a play by play TVO Twitter feed during the live event from the Eaton Theatre on World Oceans Day.
The world's coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine life - and they're being wiped out. The Water Brothers visit the Meso-American reef, which stretches for over 1,000 km off the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
The North Pole is melting faster than ever. The Northwest Passage will soon be an international shipping lane. The polar bear may soon be extinct. Change in the Arctic is happening at warp speed and with rising sea levels; the fate of the world depends on slowing the Big Thaw.
Rob Stewart is the award-winning director of "Sharkwater." His provocative documentary challenges the age-old image of sharks as man-eaters and suggests the real villains may be those who kill 100 million sharks each year.
Pollution, climate change, overfishing: In this 2009 program, The Agenda examines the tragedy of the commons and the slow-motion death of our oceans.