Oceans in Trouble

It's official — our oceans are in trouble. A new report by a government-appointed commission says "major changes are urgently needed" to protect our seas. Join us in this hour for a look at recent reports on ocean health, including a new study that looks at the fate of plastics in the ocean. What can be done to change the course of ocean management?

Richard C. Thompson
*Senior lecturer in marine biology, University of Plymouth in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Pat D. White
*Chief executive officer, Maine Lobstermen's Assoc.
*Commissioner, Pew Oceans Commission in York, Maine

Robert B. Gagosian
*Director and president, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
*Member, Commission on Ocean Policy Science Advisory Panel Woods Hole, Mass.

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