Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-runningtelevision series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a halfdecades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming globalcatastrophe--the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the completecollapse of the world's major commercial fisheries. In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his currentstatus as one of the world's most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying beforecongressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization inZurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focusedsolely on ocean conservation. In his incisive, conversational voice, Danson describes what has happened to our oceans injust the past half-century, ranging from the ravages of overfishing and habitat destruction to thedevastating effects of ocean acidification and the wasteful horrors of fish farms. Danson alsoshares the stage of Oceana with some of the world's most respected authorities in the fieldsof marine science, commercial fishing, and environmental law, as well as with other influentialactivists. Combining vivid, personal prose with an array of stunning graphics, charts, and photographs, Oceana powerfully illustrates the impending crises and offers solutions that may allow usto avert them, showing you the specific courses of action you can take to become active, responsible stewards of our planet's most precious resource--its oceans.