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A few decades ago, dozens of species in Monterey Bay were on the verge of extinction. Today, many of those species are now thriving. This success story is the subject of "Big Blue Live," a three-night television special that begins on Monday. PBS and the BBC are producing the show, which airs from 8 to 9 pm.

Despite the successes in Monterey Bay, oceans throughout the world are facing a new threat: acidification. KQED's Scott Shafer explains.

Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer host a discussion about the health of the oceans, and lessons to be learned from Monterey Bay.

• Paul Rogers, managing editor of KQED's Science unit and environment writer for the San Jose Mercury News
• Dr. Emily Rivest, researcher at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory
• Paul Michel, superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


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