Ocean Gazing Podcast
By Ari Daniel Shapiro
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Ever gaze out onto the ocean and wonder what was beneath the surface? Or what mysteries lurk below? In this podcast, we will look at, listen to and touch the ocean to unpack some of its secrets. Find out how to detect underwater earthquakes, take photos of some of the smallest ocean creatures, measure ocean temperature, and much more. We use your comments and answers to our puzzles in the podcast, so have a listen and be in touch! Brought to you by the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE NOW) with support from the National Science Foundation.
||CleanOnly one ocean||Steve Van Zandt goes by Solar Steve when he’s writing songs and performing with the Banana Slug String Band. The group’s based in Santa Cruz, California, and they make music about science and conservation.||10/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe poetry of our planet||The ocean is teeming with life, chemistry, water masses, and - believe it or not - poetry. In our 50th and final (for now) episode of Ocean Gazing, we consider the poems of our seas.||12/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlick of oil||The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasted three months. In July 2010, the wellhead was capped, and the oil finally stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. But the repercussions and the science? They're far from over.||12/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClams in a jam||Surf clamming has always been a hard business. But recently it's gotten even harder, and the fishermen are bearing the brunt of the impact. All you have to do is talk to them to find out.||11/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDotted shrimp and sugary fish||In the heart of Savannah, an experiment is underway...to see whether the same science topics can be made engaging for students of all ages, from elementary to graduate school. And that experiment...it's working.||11/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn imminent thaw||In the Bering Sea, ice is everything. It controls the life, the people living there, and the climate. So what's happening now that the thickness and the quality of that ice is deteriorating?||11/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMBARI: A seaside sequel||The waters off Monterey, California are rich fodder for scientists and educators alike. And MBARI's just the place to forge the collaborative connections between those two groups.||10/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanROVers over and under||Rovers and remotely operated vehicles are hulking beasts on land. But in the ocean, they glide gracefully through the water and along the seafloor, and they're crucial in surveying the watery deep.||10/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Something to look forward to every 2 weeks
Ocean Gazing is a wonderfully orchestrated podcast that experts and novices alike can enjoy! It flows well (no pun intended) within each piece and from one to the next. I appreciate the opportunity this podcast affords me to learn about specific discoveries and technologies without being bashed over the head with too many esoteric facts. Well done!