Get your swimsuits and flippers ready and go underwater with KLRU Q! Take a unique look at the enchanting seas and the astonishing creatures that lie beneath the waves this Friday with programs such as Wild! and Saving The Ocean, starting at 8 pm on March 29th.
Wild! Sharks: Scavengers Of The Seas at 8 pm
Before being an earthly paradise with enchanting colours, the lagoon of New-Caledonia is above all a paradise for sharks. Usually considered as fierce predators, sharks really are opportunistic scavengers. Scavengers that are not too picky when it comes to their menu: feathers, fins or fur, anything will do.
Saving The Ocean Shark Reef at 8:59 pm
In the first episode, host Carl Safina travels to Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve, a coral atoll in the central American country of Belize. Accompanied by a team of U.S. researchers, who’ve been studying the reserve for eight years, Carl catches, tags and releases a wide variety of sharks. He scuba dives to check out the shark-counting instruments that the researchers have placed around the atoll, and he also visits the shark fin trader in Belize City’s fish market. The fin trade now threatens sharks worldwide, but the sharks in Glover’s Reef Reserve are safe and thriving.
Saving The Ocean Scourge Of The Lionfish at 9:29 pm
Lionfish are beautiful, colorful reef fish found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans – that’s the good news. The bad news is they’re now found all over the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coasts of North and South America as well. Alien to those waters, lionfish are the perfect invasive species – aggressive, without predators, prolific breeders and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Numbering in the millions, they are damaging to native fish species. Diving in the Bahamas to help clear lionfish from reefs, sitting down to a lionfish dinner in the Yucatan and joining a lionfish-only fishing derby in Florida, Carl Safina learns how people are fighting back.