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The Sickly Sea
Three million British holiday-makers will have invaded the Mediterranean by the end of the summer-their minds on pleasure, little caring that their beautiful playground is becoming an international slum. Viral-hepatitis, typhoid and cholera are now endemic around the Mediterranean; over 90 per cent of domestic sewage reaches the sea untreated; heavy metals like mercury and lead are poisoning the fish; oil is discharged, legally, at the rate of 300,000 tons a year - all this in a sea that is tideless and virtually enclosed.
How sick is the sea? It has always cured itself in the past. Is there any immediate danger for the holiday-maker? Scientists cannot agree about the severity of the disease but the symptoms are all too clear. Will the Mediterranean become a marine desert? Environmentalists like Lord Ritchie-Calder think it could, within a generation. Are the horror stories exaggerated? Scientists like David Bellamy think they may be. All agree something has to be done, and done fast. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor ROY FRY


Unknown: David Bellamy
Editor: Peter Goodchilo
Producer: Christopher Riley

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