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Using feathers and bone fragments, scientists paint a picture of the ocean’s past

Premiered: August 25, 2018 | 0:06:00

At the Ocean Memory Lab, part of California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium, scientists are undertaking a study of the world’s oceans and marine life before plastic and chemical pollutants were introduced to the water. By studying the feeding habits of seabirds over the course of almost 130 years, they hope to learn how the ocean has changed during that time. Our partners at PBS Newshour Weekend report.

PERIL & PROMISE
THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Lead funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by The Marc Haas Foundation and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III.

Funding for Sinking Cities also provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and PBS.

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