Ocean Ecosystems to be Featured in Avatar Sequels

Written by on September 13, 2012 in Other News

James Cameron is in the process of creating an ocean ecosystem on Pandora for the sequel to Avatar.

James Cameron speaking at the 2010 TED Conference. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson.

James Cameron speaking at the 2010 TED Conference. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson.

While Cameron has done his own deep-sea exploration, he told ComingSoon.net that it wasn’t at all related to his upcoming film.  He explained that Avatar 2 will “have less to do with the deep exploration that I’ve done than it has to do with my concerns about conservation of Earth’s oceans.”

“It’s all the scuba diving I did before I even started the deep ocean stuff that has more of a direct connection to Avatar 2 and 3,” he said.

“A few degrees of temperature rise are gonna basically take out the coral reefs,” he continued.  “All those beautiful images of the coral environments we all grew up with won’t exist in 50 years at the rate we’re going in terms of pumping greenhouse gases into the environment.  These are the things that concern me.”

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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