TED: Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline - Daniel Pauly (2010)

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Summary: The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish. And yet, as Daniel Pauly shows us onstage at Mission Blue, each time the baseline drops, we call it the new "normal." At what point do we stop readjusting downward?