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2009-06-05 00:00:00

The Scanner: Almost WOD Edition

So many celebration days — Happy World Environment Day, all, and Happy almost-World Oceans Day! This week in ocean news, …Monterey Bay Aquarium is doing a live webcast today at noon for World Oceans Day. MBAQ Executive Director Julie Packard and Food Network star Alton Brown will discuss the state of the oceans today and making smart seafood choices….Charles Clover co-authored an Op-ed for the Wall Street Journal today about the collapse of bluefin tuna. The new documentary about overfishing, “The End of the Line,” based on Clover’s book, will be screened in the U.K. on World Oceans Day. Oceana board member Ted Danson narrates the film. …Grist’s Tom Philpott posted a new chart by oceanographer Neil Banas to help confused seafood shoppers: a matrix of fish with an eco-axis and a toxin-axis….NMFS has arranged for the Empire State Building to be lit blue on Monday for World Oceans Day. ….and, just for fun, courtesy of Google Alerts: A new documentary film is out called “Asparagus! Stalking the American Life” that centers on Oceana county, Michigan, the “asparagus capital of the world.” The film was described as “oddly brilliant!” by New York Magazine. Might just have to check it out.