The Superpowers of Seaweed

The Superpowers of Seaweed

The Superpowers of Seaweed Synopsis In Maine, marine biologists investigate a way to protect shellfish from the damage caused by one of the lesser-known consequences of climate change: the rising level of carbon dioxide in the ocean. CO2 makes seawater more acidic and...
The Future of Shellfish

The Future of Shellfish

The Future of Shellfish Synopsis Marine physiologist Markus Frederich is finding that while some sea creatures, like the lobster, seem to be climate change losers, others, like the green crab, appear to be winners. Markus and his students show us how and why. Film...
Sea Change

Sea Change

Sea Change Synopsis The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the rest of the global ocean. Since 2004, its temperature has been rising at a rate of one degree Celsius every four years. If that rate continues, by 2050 the Gulf of Maine would be eight degrees...
A Search Beneath the Sea

A Search Beneath the Sea

A Search Beneath the Sea Synopsis The Maine seacoast is an iconic hotspot, full of beautiful landscapes, crisp ocean views, and coastal fishing communities. However, off the shores, those beautiful landscapes and coastal communities are facing challenging changes. The...
The Climate Secrets of Cows

The Climate Secrets of Cows

The Climate Secrets of Cows Synopsis In California we tell another seaweed story. Biologist Ermias Kebreab, who grew up in the African nation of Eritrea, is zeroing on one of the primary sources of the build-up of the heat-trapping gas methane in the atmosphere: the...