NOVA: Why Ships Crash | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Monday, June 5, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of NOVA. After watching, dive deeper with resources about global ship traffic and its affect on habitats around the world on PBS LearningMedia.

When the colossal Ever Given container ship crashed in the Suez Canal in March 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. How did it happen? In Why Ships Crash, follow the investigation into one of the most expensive shipping disasters ever.

PBS LearningMedia

How Quickly Do Ships Cross the Oceans? | Habitat Earth

Grades 6-12
Ships cross waters in a matter of days or weeks. Shipping lanes not only connect human societies, but they also connect biological environments through which they pass—often resulting in the transport of invasive species. This clip demonstrates global ship traffic over an eleven day period.

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