Oceana CoverFrom the environmental activist and actor Ted Danson comes the ultimate guide to saving our oceans.

In “Oceana,” actor Ted Danson describes his other, 20-year career as an ocean activist and shares the often frightening yet hopeful news about the crisis in our oceans. Ted’s journey began when he joined a local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood. Today, Ted is a leading spokesperson on international ocean issues and a board member of Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation.

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Recent News

'Oceana' Nominated for Award

Posted on November 1, 2011

"Oceana" has been selected as a finalist for the Books for a Better Life award, presented by the Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society. The award raises funds to support services and educational programs for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. "Oceana" is a finalist in the Green category. Winners will be announced on March 7, so keep your fingers crossed for Ted and we'll let you know if "Oceana" wins!


Ted on The Diane Rehm Show

Posted on June 13, 2011

The day after World Oceans Day, Ted sat down with Diane Rehm for an hour to discuss “Oceana” and the biggest threats facing the oceans.


“Oceana” Reviewed in LA Times

Posted on April 26, 2011

In its review, Los Angeles Times calls 'Oceana' "a thorough and scientifically grounded narrative of how and why our oceans are endangered. It's both immersive and easy to dip into, filled with short asides, beautiful photographs and explanatory charts."


Ted On NBC Nightly News

Posted on April 25, 2011

Ted was on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams this weekend, talking about his book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them." Once again he does a fantastic job describing the state of the world's oceans - and why he's optimistic that they can be saved in our lifetimes.


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Tour Dates

June 9, 6:30PM Washington, DC

Smithsonian Museum of Naturral History's Sustainable Seafood Festival

May 1 Los Angeles, CA — L.A. Times Book Fest

Time TBA.

Apr 20, 8:00PM New York, NY — 92nd St Y

Leonard Lopate interviews Ted Danson and Dr. Sylvia Earle

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Mar 24, 7:30PM Seattle, WA — Elliot Bay Books at Town Hall

In conversation with Chip Giller, President and Founder of Grist.org.

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Mar 23, 7:00PM Portland, OR — Powell's Books at Bagdad Theater

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