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156: The Sea Connects All Things II

From: World Ocean Radio
Series: World Ocean Radio: The Sea Connects All Things
Length: 05:09

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We at the World Ocean Observatory use the belief "The Sea Connects All Things" as the basis for our work to inform citizens and unite to sustain the ocean through change of human behavior on land and sea. What does this sentence actually mean? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will deconstruct the meaning of this declaration and will argue that if we truly understood its meaning our values, actions, and behaviors would reflect a more practical, smart approach to our future.

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We at the World Ocean Observatory use the belief "The Sea Connects All Things" as the basis for our work to inform citizens and unite to sustain the ocean through change of human behavior on land and sea. What does this sentence actually mean? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will deconstruct the meaning of this declaration and will argue that if we truly understood its meaning our values, actions, and behaviors would reflect a more practical, smart approach to our future.

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.

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We at the World Ocean Observatory use the belief "The Sea Connects All Things" as the basis for our work to inform citizens and unite to sustain the ocean through change of human behavior on land and sea. What does this sentence actually mean? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will deconstruct the meaning of this declaration and will argue that if we truly understood its meaning our values, actions, and behaviors would reflect a more practical, smart approach to our future.

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Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.

Broadcast History

WERU-FM, Blue Hill, ME; California Academy of Sciences/Steinhart Aquarium; KSER-FM, Everett, WA; Erie Maritime Museum, Mystic Seaport, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors.

Transcript

I’m Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory.

I sign all my email messages with the phrase: the sea connects all things. What interests me is that the responses don’t necessarily indicate agreement or understanding of what is a powerful, certain declaration. What does the sentence actually mean? Is it so obvious that it does not merit reaction? Or is it so profound that it defies understanding? Of course, it is both – obvious and profound – is that a contradiction, a paradox? Or is that reality?

Let’s take the sentence apart.

The sea – easy enough at first glance -- but if you think that the sea is confined only to a stretch of beach and watery horizon, if you think that the sea is only a regional body, if you think that the sea is only a seventh of the world inventory, then you have not fully comprehended the completeness of the meaning. The sea is all these combined, t...
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Additional Credits

Peter Neill, Host; Trisha Badger, Associate Producer

Related Website

http://www.thew2o.net/radio-item/156-sea-connects-all-things-ii