On the Line—A NOAA Fisheries Podcast
By NOAA Fisheries
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On the Line is a NOAA Fisheries podcast about marine fish and wildlife and their ocean habitats, with stories told by the people who study, manage, and protect these valuable resources on behalf of the American public. Each podcast comes with photos and a short Web feature story. Listen in to find out who's on the line.
||CleanPutting the World in World Sea Turtle Day||An interview with NOAA Fisheries biologist and sea turtle scientist Manjula Tiwari.||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracking El Niño and its Effects on Life in the Ocean||An interview with NOAA Fisheries’ two top scientists on the West Coast.||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan the Vaquita be Saved from Extinction?||Fewer than 100 vaquita remain, making this species of porpoise the most endangered marine mammal in the world.||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarmful Algal Blooms: A Sign of Things to Come?||An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Vera Trainer.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Front Lines of Climate Change in the Ocean||An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Bill Peterson.||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoUAV Reveals Killer Whales in Striking Detail||Unmanned aerial vehicle allows scientists to study killer whale health and reproduction while also offering a glimpse into the family life of these social animals.||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoFisheries in a Changing Climate||Climate change is already having a big effect on our fisheries. In this podcast, Roger Griffis, climate change coordinator for NOAA Fisheries, discusses the challenges and the opportunities ahead.||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite Abalone, What Turns You On?||To save endangered white abalone, scientists are working to breed them in captivity. But first they have to figure out how to turn white abalone on.||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle||The Leatherback is a most unusual species of sea turtle. In the Pacific, it's also among the most endangered.||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSea Lion Strandings – The View from the Rookery||NOAA Fisheries wildlife biologist Sharon Melin describes conditions at the sea lion rookeries on the Channel Islands, where pups are going hungry because unusually warm water along the Pacific coast has made it more difficult for their mothers to find foo||4/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListening for Cod in the Gulf of Maine||Scientists and fishermen are working together to locate spawning aggregations of Atlantic cod. The goal is to allow cod and fishermen to each go about their business separately.||3/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Estimating Fish Populations, Seeing is Believing||Adding video cameras to fish traps allows scientists to get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish.||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSea Turtles Rescued from the Cold||A record number of sea turtles have stranded after being cold-stunned this fall. The Sea Turtle Stranding Network is bringing them in from the cold.||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn End to Overfishing||Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs at NOAA Fisheries, discusses the agency’s efforts to keep our fisheries sustainable.||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoUnmanned Aerial Vehicle Offers a New View of Killer Whales||For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above. This gives scientists a new way to monitor killer whale health and reproduction while giving us all a stunning new view of the species.||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite Shark Recovery||New research reveals that Atlantic white sharks, which were hunted indiscriminately for almost two decades following the release of the movie Jaws, have slowly been making a comeback.||8/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGray Whale Calves Born in Big Numbers||NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production.||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor Rescued Sea Turtle Eggs, A Slim Chance at Survival||NOAA Fisheries veterinarian, Brian Stacy, describes a very unusual attempt to rescue the eggs of a sea turtle that was hit and killed by a boat.||6/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntarctic Minke Whales, Mystery Soundmakers of the Southern Ocean||Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades.||4/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Disentangle a Tangled Up Whale||Every year, hundreds of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.||3/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Changing Climate in Fisheries Management||How will we manage fish populations as the climate changes? NOAA Fisheries biologist John Manderson is working on one small piece of the puzzle.||2/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKiller in Distress||Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.||12/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeeds of the Future||To ensure a sustainable future for aquaculture, scientists are developing alternative aquaculture feeds that use few or no ingredients from wild caught fish.||11/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Giant Oarfish||A NOAA biologist who necropsied this strange and mysterious fish shares his theory of how two of them ended up on the beach.||10/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlinded by the Noise—Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean||Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.||9/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHooked On Sharks||Can a special type of hook called a circle hook help vulnerable shark populations to recover? Scientists and fishermen team up to find out.||8/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeafood Fraud—Detection and Prevention||Learn how NOAA's Seafood Inspection Program works to help ensure that the seafood you buy is what the seller claims it is.||7/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Case of the Dead Dolphin||When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.||6/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping An Eye On Pollock||Scientists and fishermen work together to understand how walleye pollock respond to a changing environment.||6/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Protect Fin Whales, Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills||Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Keratin Connection: A Breakthrough in Sea Turtle Research||Experts with very different backgrounds join forces to protect endangered sea turtles.||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaving Coho Salmon: It's All About the Timing||As NOAA biologists work to re-establish runs of coho salmon in California, they aim to bring back some of the diversity of the wild populations that once thrived there.||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Quick and clear
Great little podcast explaining the science done by NOAA Fisheries in a "Radiolab" style.
I love the connection between a nail salon and marine biology research on turtles! Who would have thought? Keep 'em coming!
Interesting, informative, and entertaining.
Great podcast! It was really interesting and engaging, and I learned something new. I enjoyed Rich's style for interviewing scientists and getting them to convey their science in a way the public can understand.