Tuesday, October 11
4:15PM - 5:00PM
Austin Convention Center Room 1
Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his wife, journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travel to Bikini Atoll to explore a marine environment once destroyed by nuclear testing during the Cold War. The nuclear devices detonated across the atoll vaporized two islands and destroyed every living thing. Today, nature has proved resilient and restored the marine ecosystem, re-populating the atoll with reef sharks and abundant coral reefs. In order to shed light on how these sharks repopulated the atolls, the team utilized cutting edge satellite tagging technology to track the sharks and discover previously unknown facts about their behavior and migration patterns. However, in an unexpected twist, the team uncovers an illegal fishing fleet taking sharks from inside one of the largest shark sanctuaries in the Pacific.
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