Actor Ted Danson has released a new book today outlining his 20-year career as an ocean activist and shares the often frightening yet hopeful news about the crisis in our oceans.

Oceana is the story of our oceans’ possible demise, and what can be done to stop it, as told by Ted Danson, one of the world’s most renowned ocean conservationists. You’ll learn how Ted became involved in marine conservation and how his dedication has deepened over the years. You’ll be immersed in the biggest issues facing our oceans, including global overfishing, offshore drilling and ocean acidification, to name a few.

And you’ll find out what we can do to help turn the tide for the oceans, from working to push national and international governing bodies to eating sustainably-caught seafood. Sprinkled throughout are fascinating historical tidbits and personalities connected to the oceans, and beautiful illustrations and photographs to boot.

Written with award-winning journalist Mike D’Orso, Danson’s book represents a culmination of more than two decades of study, activism, and teaching and will provide a decisive, inspiring, and hopeful look at one of the most important environmental concerns of our time.

Danson’s access to leading scientists, fishermen, politicians and others on the forefront of this issue-along with his unique vantage point-will make for a lively, informative, and highly original look at the state of our planet’s biggest and most vital natural resource.

Danson is a founder of the influential non-profit American Oceans Campaign; serves on the board of Oceana (AOC merged with Oceana, the world’s largest non-profit devoted to marine issues, in 2001); has testified before Congress and Senate on the subject; narrated the 2009 documentary The End of the Line (the first major feature documentary film to reveal the impact of over-fishing our oceans); and lectures regularly and widely on the topic.

Said Danson, “For over 20 years, I’ve been watching this issue grow and build in the public consciousness and I am convinced that we’re now at a tipping point. The rise in awareness of, and fight against, climate change has convinced me that people are ready for a book to that brings to light the critical issues regarding the future of our oceans.”

The book is available now. Find out more here.

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