Science and Nature

Changing Seas

Produced by South Florida PBS in Miami, Florida, Changing Seas gives viewers a fish-eye view of life in the deep blue. Join scientists as they study earth’s last frontier and discover the mysteries of our liquid planet.

Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees

26m 42s

Florida’s iconic sea cows are dying in record numbers. Years of declining seagrass beds have eliminated one of the gentle giants’ primary food sources. Now wildlife managers have taken the unprecedented step of feeding the animals, while scientists are in a race against time to restore the lost seagrass.

Episodes

  • Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees

    S14 E4 - 26m 42s

    Florida’s iconic sea cows are dying in record numbers. Years of declining seagrass beds have eliminated one of the gentle giants’ primary food sources. Now wildlife managers have taken the unprecedented step of feeding the animals, while scientists are in a race against time to restore the lost seagrass.

  • Kelp: Hidden Treasure of the Salish Sea: asset-original

    Kelp: Hidden Treasure of the Salish Sea

    S14 E3 - 26m 42s

    The kelp forests of the Puget Sound have long played an essential role in the local ecosystem as a habitat and food source. Today, this foundational species is in decline, but resource managers, scientists, tribal citizens, and advocates are working together to solve the mysteries of conserving and restoring kelp forests.

  • Humpback Health | Changing Seas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Humpback Health | Changing Seas

    S14 E2 - 26m 42s

    How does the body size and overall health of humpback whales change across their migratory cycle? A team of researchers studying the animals, which spend part of the year feeding in Alaska and a few months fasting while in their Hawaiian breeding grounds, is making remarkable discoveries.

  • Vanishing Whales | Changing Seas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vanishing Whales | Changing Seas

    S14 E1 - 26m 42s

    The humpback whale population that migrates between Hawaiʻi and Alaska is considered a conservation success story. When sightings of the animals suddenly dropped, people became concerned. Scientists in both locations are trying to understand what happened to the whales and why.

Extras + Features

  • Vanishing Whales: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vanishing Whales

    S14 - 5m 37s

    The humpback whale population that migrates between Hawaiʻi and Alaska is considered a conservation success story. When sightings of the animals suddenly dropped, people became concerned. Scientists in both locations are trying to understand what happened to the whales and why.

  • Kelp: Hidden Treasure of the Salish Sea: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kelp: Hidden Treasure of the Salish Sea

    S14 - 3m 41s

    The kelp forests of the Puget Sound have long played an essential role in the local ecosystem as a habitat and food source. Today, this foundational species is in decline, but resource managers, scientists, tribal citizens, and advocates are working together to solve the mysteries of conserving and restoring kelp forests.

  • Humpback Health: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Humpback Health

    S14 - 4m 4s

    How does the body size and overall health of humpback whales change across their migratory cycle? A team of researchers studying the animals, which spend part of the year feeding in Alaska and a few months fasting while in their Hawaiian breeding grounds, is making remarkable discoveries.

  • Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Saving Florida’s Starving Manatees

    S14 - 2m 53s

    Florida’s iconic sea cows are dying in record numbers. Years of declining seagrass beds have eliminated one of the gentle giants’ primary food sources. Now wildlife managers have taken the unprecedented step of feeding the animals, while scientists are in a race against time to restore the lost seagrass.

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