Podcast: TED Talks series - Simon Berrow: How Do You Save a Shark You Know Nothing About?
TED Talks series, FILMED MAR 2010 - POSTED FEB 2012 - TEDxDublin
They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's learning enough to save them.
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It's been suggested that basking sharks would make fantastic indicators of climate change, because they're basically continuous plankton recorders swimming around with their mouth open." (Simon Berrows)
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Simon Berrow is a marine biologist dedicated to studying and preserving the basking shark. Full Bio >>