Brave New Ocean is a talk given by Dr. Jeremy Jackon of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, an extraordinarily prolific and influential marine ecologist, paleontologist, and paleoecologist. So grab a beer or some green tea and watch this talk he gave at UCLA last February concerning global change, shifting baselines, parallels between trawling and drunken bulldozer drivers, and much more.
Almost right away, Dr. Jackson mentions a paper by Dr. Daniel Pauly that first really put forth the idea of shifting baselines. Don’t let the fact that it was initially published as a one-page postscript belie its importance. Get it here (first publication under 1995). You can also snag the abstract of Dr. Jackson’s paper, which channels Huxley in its title, here.