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Learn more about ocean filmmaker Mike deGruyLearn more about ocean filmmaker Mike deGruy

Posted By Emily McManus

On February 4, 2012, ocean filmmaker and educator Mike deGruy was killed in a helicopter crash while on assignment in Australia, along with pilot and filmmaker Andrew Wright. DeGruy (pronounced “degree”) was an Emmy-winning science documentarian and a mainstay of Shark Week; he also worked on James Cameron documentaries about the Titanic and Bismarck and […]

 

Save the ocean, refuse plastics: Dianna Cohen for World Oceans Day

Posted By Tedstaff

By the end of Mission Blue Voyage, most of the attendees and speakers were sporting cool glass necklaces, a gift from Dianna Cohen, second from left, and the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC). (From left, above, you can see filmmaker Mike deGruy, Dianna Cohen, speaker John Delaney, and the legendary Sylvia Earle, all wearing their glass […]

 

Chevy and Jayni Chase: How you can help the oceans

Posted By Emily McManus

Aside from being a comedian and legend, Chevy Chase is a longtime activist for the environment. (It helps that he’s married to Jayni Chase, the founder of the Center for Environmental Education.) Together, Chevy and Jayni wrote this editorial for World Oceans Day, based around their experiences on Mission Blue Voyage, the boat trip inspired […]

Oceans

Revealing the ocean's glory — and horror: Brian Skerry on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves — as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change. (Recorded on the Mission Blue Voyage, April 2010 on the National Geographic Endeavor, the Galápagos […]