Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Marianas Trench on CBS News


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I helped provide the B-roll for much of the video in this story. All of the video, in fact, is from the Marianas and the other two monuments hardly get a mention.

ABC News also did a story, but they don't allow you to embed the video into a blog.

In the CBS News video look for the small black, white and yellow fish towards the end of the story. He is a Yellow-crowned butterflyfish or Chaetodon flavocoronatus. He is endemic to the Marianas, meaning that the only place in the world you can find him is in our waters.

The Yellow-crowned butterflyfish is the flagship species for a RARE campaign currently taking place in the CNMI. Primo, as he is called, is being used to raise awareness of marine protected areas in the Marianas. Check out the RARE website to read up on Primo.

2 comments:

Saipan Writer said...

Nice video.

I was initially disappointed that all of the photos with the AP article were from the other locations and none from the CNMI.

So I'm glad to see the balance being restored.

Smithsonian magazine online--http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2009/01/07/three-new-marine-monuments-in-the-pacific/ -- also has photos only from the CNMI in its most recent article.

Anonymous said...

MVA should be paying you and not Bruce Bateman. Great media exposure!