What’s blue and in trouble? World Oceans Day 2020

Friday, 5 June 2020

It provides over half of the world’s oxygen, it’s the primary source of food for more than a billion people, home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet… and it’s in serious trouble. You guessed it, it’s the big blue.

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Monday, 8 June marks World Oceans Day and the theme this year is Innovation for a sustainable ocean – a theme that speaks to an amazing breadth and depth of activity at the University of Newcastle.

This World Oceans Day, experts from our Faculty of Science have weighed in on issues of critical importance to our oceans.

Video Credits – Experts: Dr Hannah Power, Faculty of Science, Dr Vincent Raoult, Faculty of Science, Associate Professor Troy Gaston, Habitat and Ecosystems expert, Faculty of Science, Overlay footage courtesy: Dr Vincent Raoult, Jarrad Pye (Coast and Valley Films), Jenly Chen and Getty stock. Edited by: Gemma Wolk Produced by: Sheena Martin

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