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Old 17-07-2010, 09:37 PM
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For the past week, I've been glued to a four-part documentary about one Irishmman's dream to breed endangered seahorses. An absolutely fascinating, often heartbreaking but an ultimately inspirational story of struggling against the odds.

One of the saddest scenes was when he visited a market in China and was absolutely stunned at the jars upon jars upon jars of dead, dried seahorses including many pregnant males...and this was just one market in one town in one part of China so the scale upon which they're caught and killed from wild stock is only staggering...
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For the past week, I've been glued to a four-part documentary about one Irishmman's dream to breed endangered seahorses. An absolutely fascinating, often heartbreaking but an ultimately inspirational story of struggling against the odds.

One of the saddest scenes was when he visited a market in China and was absolutely stunned at the jars upon jars upon jars of dead, dried seahorses including many pregnant males...and this was just one market in one town in one part of China so the scale upon which they're caught and killed from wild stock is only staggering...
I'm going to be watching this on demand now, sounds terrible though.
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Old 17-07-2010, 10:47 PM
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I'm going to be watching this on demand now, sounds terrible though.
It actually isn't as bad as you'd think. Yes, that particular scene is distressing but for the most part, it's commendable how he just kept going, facing setback after setback but refusing to give up. Would that we were all so committed to our dream...
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It actually isn't as bad as you'd think. Yes, that particular scene is distressing but for the most part, it's commendable how he just kept going, facing setback after setback but refusing to give up. Would that we were all so committed to our dream...
That's what I meant LOL, but to breed endangered seahorses wouldn't he have to have some sort of license or get permission from specific conservationalists ect?
Or is that the point of it?
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Old 17-07-2010, 11:14 PM
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That's what I meant LOL, but to breed endangered seahorses wouldn't he have to have some sort of license or get permission from specific conservationalists ect? Or is that the point of it?
It goes into all that. He's a marine biologist who set up a company with a mix of private and public funding and basically, it all goes downhill from there......but never fear, there's a happy ending...eventually!
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What channel was this on?

Edit: Just seen. Never heared of RTE lol
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Old 17-07-2010, 11:21 PM
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What channel was this on?
It's our Irish equivalent of the BBC but you never know, it might be picked up by one of the English networks. Well worth a look.
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Old 17-07-2010, 11:26 PM
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It's our Irish equivalent of the BBC but you never know, it might be picked up by one of the English networks. Well worth a look.
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Just found it online but can't watch it lets hope an english channel shows it lol
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Sounds very good. I too can't find a streaming of the show online.

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