Presentation Aids: Poetry, Quotes, Games, Photos, etc.
Nine planets round the sun
- Dave Matthews, “One Sweet World” from Clean Air, Cool Planet www.cleanair-coolplanet.org
Unless we destroy them, our most valuable fisheries will always be those associated with the marshes and estuaries… It is estimated by fishery experts that eighty to ninety percent of the fish gathered for market throughout the world come from shallow coastal waters.
John and Mildred Teal, “Life and Death of a Saltmarsh”, (NY: Ballantine Books 1969), 201,203
The sea gives us the idea of the indefinite, the unlimited, and the infinite; and in feeling his own infinite in that Infinite, man is stimulated and emboldened to stretch beyond the limited: the sea invites man to conquest, and to piratical plunder, but also to honest gain and to commerce. The land, the mere valley-plain attaches him to the soil; it involves him in an infinite multitude of dependencies, but the sea carries him out beyond these limited circles of thought and action.
- G.W.F. Hegel, “The Philosophy of History”, trans. J. Sibree (New York: Dover, 1956), 90.
Oh! Ned, with all these sights to see, what ninnies they must be
- William Cox Bennett: Sea Songs (1878). “Why Don’t They Come to Sea?”
If you could you’d be a herring, one among many,
to fire like a bullet through your life,
not silver, a terror
- Verses from Matthew Francis: Ocean (2001). The South Atlantic Quarterly 100:I.
It’s no wonder fish fly
- Harryette Mullen: Summer Salt (2001). Callaloo 24.4.
It keeps eternal whisperings around
- John Keats, On the Sea. “John Keats: Selected Poems”. Penguin Books 1988.
Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy? Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and make him the own brother of Jove? Surely all this is not without meaning.
- Herman Melville, “ Moby Dick, or the Whale”. Penguin Books, 1992. (p.5)
It was the Law of the Sea, they said.
In the sea, last in the queue means first on the menu.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Blue Planet. Discover Films 2001
Survivors: A New View of Us. BBC Natural History Unit Series, originally aired 1986-1987 (especially segments on lemon sharks and leatherback turtles)
Reference as: Ecological Society of America. 2010. Communicating Ecosystem Services Toolkit: Marine Nurseries Presentation Aids. Online at www.esa.org/ecoservices