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Expedition Blue Planet:Interview, David Emmett on Conservation International

Interview, David Emmett on Conservation International
03:51 | 2009

Categories: Documentary, Science and Environment, Shorts

Tonle Sap is a particularly strange lake. In the dry season it is only about 3000 sq kilometers in size, but when the rains start up in China and Lao, the lake expands to 15000 sq kilometers. This covers about 6% of the entire country and floods the surrounding forests creating a unique ecosystem of of fish. Climate change and the construction of dams at the Mekong River will severely restrict the free flowing migration of these fish.

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