The Fascinating Deep Blue Sea [Vid]


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Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy describes his wonderful nerdy path to exploring Earthís final frontier. Heís a good example of how you donít have to have a PhD to be a sexy geek, getting in arms races with octopi, and observing an eco-system discovered only 33 years ago!

He also, of course, covers how irresponsible human beings can be in damaging the oceanís environment through over-development, and how we can change the world below the sea-line, if we just leave it alone.

And heís a fantastic storyteller so itís not hard to stay engaged for his entire TED speech.

Iím saddened to hear that he has passed away, the victim of a helicopter crash in Australia. The world has lost a fantastic speaker and an inspiring individual.

[Via TED]





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