Wavelengths: Ocean Podcast
By Betsy Brown
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Wavelengths explores the environmental, social, and economic issues affecting the oceans. Episodes are presented in a story telling form. Follow host Betsy Brown as she learns what’s happening to the seas around her and what people are doing about it.
||CleanImpacts of Tourism: Philippines Special Part II||Wavelengths visits Malapascua island in the Philippines where tourists come from all over the world to experience the thrill of diving with Thresher Sharks.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharks and Typhoon Yolanda: Philippines Special Part I||*This is a new version of "How Sharks Helped an Island Recover from a Devastating Typhoon"with corrected audio levels.* As the Philippines recovers from another devastating typhoon - Wavelengths Ocean Podcast looks back at 2013 when Typhoon...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser: How a tiny island recovered from a devastating typhoon||Wavelengths returns with a two-part special from the Philippines October 9th.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHawaii's Dangerous Sea Creature||If I told you a translucent blob with long flowing ribbon-like tentacles could kill you would you believe me? A sting from a Chironex Fleckeri Box Jellyfish can stop your heart in just five minutes but it looks harmless. That species of jellyfish...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanger in the Ocean (tease)||A preview to the next episode of Wavelengths. Coming 9 days after the last full moon. (Feb. 9)||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Coral: Getting Ahead of Climate Change||On a tiny piece of land in the middle of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii a group of scientists is working hard to save coral reefs. It's a multi-layered project using several approaches to train and modify coral so it can survive heat stress. The project is led..||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media and Monk Seal Monitoring||Learn how scientists are using social to monitor endangered monk seals and the people who see them in the wild. This is a Wavelengths "Surface Interval" - or programming break between regular episodes. Watch for the next regular length episode...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite as Snow: Coral Bleaching in the Pacific||Something happened to one of my favorite places. This week on Wavelengths I take you to the island of Guam where coral bleaching has impacted reefs four times in the last five years. We'll explore what bleaching does to coral and what it means for the..||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlastics in Paradise: Marine Debris in the Hawaiian Islands||When you imagine a remote beach what do you picture? This week on Wavelengths we take you to Pearl and Hermes Atoll, one of the most isolated islands in the world. We hear about the beauty of this place and how trash from thousands of miles away is...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 Trailer: Plastics in Paradise||A preview for the first Episode of Wavelengths: Plastics in Paradise. We take you to Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument where we learn how litter is harming wildlife in the largest protected area of Ocean in the United States.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Education and inspiration
In the three episodes I’ve enjoyed of this podcast so far, Betsy does a good job of balancing the grim challenges to ocean health and the inspiring acts of good that people are doing to make a difference. It has motivated me to take a closer look of my behavior as a consumer. As a bonus, the music and production are good. I highly recommend this podcast.
This is hands-down the best podcast on ocean health! As a theologian I believe we are called to walk gently on this earth. To do that we need to educate ourselves on the ways we may be failing to do that. This podcast will be in my tool box of resources as I grow in my own faith and as I challenge other to grow in theirs.