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Underwater Series on Your Local TV Station?

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Now in its third year, "SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest" continues to bring the magic, the mystery, the beauty of the underwater world to cable-access TV stations around the U.S. -- 40 stations to date! (and 1 in France and 1 in Canada).

 

Our oceans represent about 97% of the earth's habitable biosphere and provide major portions of our oxygen, protein, and water -- not to mention endless hours of amazement for SCUBA divers. Wouldn't you like people in your community to be able to see, on a regular basis, underwater critters in their natural habitat and learn what issues are facing their long-term health? For free? You can help!

 

If "SEA-Inside: PNW" is not on your local Public, Educational, Governmental (PEG) cable access station , they will most likely air it if you request it. Sure, it's mainly about the Pacific Northwest, but people all over the U.S. seem to enjoy it anyway.

 

PEG stations exist to serve their communities. Shows like "Democracy Now!" air on hundreds of PEG stations because members of their community request it. "SEA-Inside: PNW" is similar in that it is a non-profit educational program available to any station that requests it. Tell your local station you want to see it! It doesn't take much effort, and will make this peek at the underwater world available to about 50% of the people in your community (about 50% are cable subscribers).

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Our oceans represent about 99% of the earth's habitable biosphere

 

You ranted in another post about a lack of "real data" ... care to support this claim with some more color and data?

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Was that a rant? I'll have to look up what that means :-)

 

As far as the quote above, actually I was wrong. The number is 97%, not 99%, my memory is past its prime. I've corrected it in the post.

 

"...within [the sea] lies 97 percent of the planet's living space." --Sylvia Earle in the Forward to "The Oceans" by Ellen J. Prager, 2000

 

You can get a ballpark estimate of this: earth surface is 71% = ocean; 29% = land; average ocean depth = 4km; terrestrial biome height < 0.3km.

 

(.3x29) / (71x4 + .3x29) = 0.03 --> 3% (above figures from "The Times Atlas of the Oceans, 1983)

 

I also noticed that the URL I included in the original message isn't clickable. Can someone tell me how to make it so?

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...I also noticed that the URL I included in the original message isn't clickable. Can someone tell me how to make it so?

 

In your post, you had wrapped the http address in brackets thus: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television)

The brackets confuse the webengine, so remove them for the clickable full link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television

 

However there is a more slick way of doing things, although more fiddly...OK here we go.

 

1) Write the post as your want to appear...

 

If "SEA-Inside: PNW" is not on your local Public, Educational, Governmental (PEG) cable access station, they will most likely air it if you request it.

 

2) Then highlight the words you want clickable...

 

If "SEA-Inside: PNW" is not on your local Public, Educational, Governmental (PEG) cable access station, they will most likely air it if you request it.

 

3) Now click the weblink symbol in the editor...

 

A pop up box should...well pop up, this is the http requester. type the web address in here (in your case http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television)

 

4) Click OK

 

You're now done and your highlighted phrase is a clickable link like this...

 

If "SEA-Inside: PNW" is not on your local Public, Educational, Governmental (PEG) cable access station, they will most likely air it if you request it.

 

 

Hope this helps

 

Cheers

 

Hal

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