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“I go into rooms and ballrooms and yak. I’m not going out on the water and diving and doing all those cool things. I’m talking. It’s wrong.”

Ted Danson self-deprecating about the limits of celebvocacy. The actor, whose cause is ocean conservancy, joined higher-credentialed experts Thursday on a Smithsonian panel about Gulf seafood after the oilspill, reports our colleague Juliet Eilperin.