NOVA; Ocean Animal Emergency
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- Ocean Animal Emergency
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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 world's oceans are in trouble. Warming seas and man-made pollutants are combining to unleash toxic algae blooms that are decimating whales, sea lions and other marine mammals. In a high-action film, NOVA explores this crisis through the exploits of Dr. Frances Gulland, a San Francisco veterinarian who runs the equivalent of a West Coast ER for marine mammals. On a typical day, listless sea lions flop on their sides, too exhausted to lift their heads. Others are agitated. Another chews obsessively on a flipper. They are all victims of a marine neurotoxin made by an organism that feeds on algae. Dr. Gulland is committed to saving these sick animals one at a time, but she is also desperately trying to figure out what's killing them. In HD where available.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Ocean Animal Emergency,” 05/26/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F18110C300747959744C3CA9D02DEBF.
- MLA: “NOVA; Ocean Animal Emergency.” 05/26/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F18110C300747959744C3CA9D02DEBF>.
- APA: NOVA; Ocean Animal Emergency. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F18110C300747959744C3CA9D02DEBF