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"No Shell Blues" - Dialogue Earth Ocean Acidification Video Contest

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Uploaded on Jan 7, 2011

Those familiar with Schoolhouse Rock, the popular educational cartoons from the early 1980s, will appreciate this piece. The playful animation, fun music and pleasant voiceover are engaging and entertaining. The science is handled well and in a tone that is largely neutral. The version shown here is a slight variation from original entry that won first place. The creator of the piece was willing to make three edits to the piece—the first was to reduce the severity of the carbon dioxide cloud animation you'll see 1:00 into the piece; the second was to remove a line stating that "human-induced acidification represents a rare event in the geological history of our planet"; and the third was to lengthen the "No Shell Blues" snail solo at the end (simply because we thought it was funny and catchy). (Creator: Cuyler Bryant)

This video was part of Dialogue Earth's first pilot crowd-sourced video competition.

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