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NOVA; Cashing in on the Ocean

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Cashing in on the Ocean
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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The bed of the northeast Pacific Ocean was covered with a "carpet" estimated to be worth a staggering ten million dollars. These manganese nodules--the bumpy carpet-- are rich not only in manganese but in the key strategic minerals: copper, nickel and cobalt. NOVA examines the debate about who owns them and has the right to exploit their use.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Cashing in on the Ocean,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A21D587A9304FF7893F2FA18DB2F03F.
MLA: “NOVA; Cashing in on the Ocean.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A21D587A9304FF7893F2FA18DB2F03F>.
APA: NOVA; Cashing in on the Ocean. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5A21D587A9304FF7893F2FA18DB2F03F
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