Content Cover Page


VHS
Deep trouble
VHS
Deep trouble
Blue planet.

Disc Number:
1

Title
:
Deep trouble
Alternative Title
:
Blue planet.
Bib ID
:
2293886
Duration
:
50 minutes
Publisher
:
Sydney : BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Date Created/Published
:
2002
Language
:
English
Accession No.
:
VS9878
Abstract
:
Scientists believe many species that are eaten every day are now seriously threatened. Most people have no idea where the fish they buy come from let alone how endangered they might be. As fish stocks dry up, supermarkets are now offering new and strange species from the deep sea. Bizarre-looking... Scientists believe many species that are eaten every day are now seriously threatened. Most people have no idea where the fish they buy come from let alone how endangered they might be. As fish stocks dry up, supermarkets are now offering new and strange species from the deep sea. Bizarre-looking creatures are being dragged up in vast fishing nets from depths of 1,000 metres or more. The methods used to catch them are horrifying. As the nets drag along the sea bed they rip up 100-year-old corals and sponges, destroying the habitat. So even these new species may not be available for long. Dr Callum Roberts of York University may have a solution which could save the seas. He believes that if different marine habitats were protected from all forms of fishing, the fish stocks would grow bigger and older and stocks would recover.
Notes
:
Summary is taken from BBC's Blue Planet website.
Series Title
:
Category
:
Show more