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Remarkable facts about the ubiquitous resident of our coastal regions, the harbor seal.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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What if we were to accept water--in all its forms and functions--as the system around which we organize and calculate value as a contribution to pr...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 05:09

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 25:35
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What is the framework by which to outline our values, structures, and behaviors regarding the ocean, fresh water, and all the benefits of nature re...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:07
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On this segment of Sound Ecology, Ornithologist Mark Colwell features one of our dynamic coastal residents, the western snowy plover.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Marine Protected Areas conserve the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on and the integrity of marine ecosystems. Cal...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Bleached Anemone at Gab Gab II, Guam, Credit: Corri Gobin
Something happened to one of my favorite places this year. On Wavelengths Ocean Podcast I take you to the island of Guam where coral bleaching impa...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 12:30
Caption: Fresh Water Ecoregions, Credit: conservationgateway.org
This week on World Ocean Radio we talk about springs, those fresh water seeps that serve as an integral part of the earth's water system. We introd...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
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Caption: Plastic pollution "confetti" mixes with baby blue velellas in the northern pacific plastic gyre., Credit: Karin Malmstrom, Marine Photobank
In this issue of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:13
Caption: Ocean surface model created using MATLAB
In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill outlines some of the various applications of the oft-times controversial artificial i...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: Glacial Ice growler. New Alesund, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann/Marine Photobank
This week on World Ocean Radio: part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, res...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Crystalline materials similar to these can now harvest water vapor from the air. , Credit: Yaghi Laboratory at UC Berkeley
In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill shares a technology first developed by a team of scientists from MIT and UC Berkeley that co...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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After more than 430 episodes of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill takes this week to outline what the World Ocean Observatory does, and the ways ...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:37
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The Chicago Ship Canal is a major feat of civil engineering, and has been controversial and problematic since the beginning. Pollution from an ever...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
On September 28, 1905 Einstein's paper on the special theory of relativity was published in Annalen der Physik. "Einstein's Sonnet" offered on t...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:26
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Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how be...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Russian cruise ship, Svalbard, Norway, Credit: Thomas Hallermann, Marine Photobank
As Finland begins to outline its Arctic Council agenda for the next two years, Russian involvement and investment in the region continues to grow a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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The ocean is continually and exhaustively over-exploited: over-fishing by international fisheries, sand mining for construction projects and artifi...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: Release Date: October, 2017, Credit: Soul of the Sea in the Age of the Algorithm by Dr. Gregory Stone & Nishan Degnarain
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June, each attending delegate was presented with a new book by co-authors Dr. Gregory Stone a...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
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How can sound heal a body? With our guides, Susan Rogers—who recorded albums for Prince and David Byrne—and hypnotherapist Daniel Ryan, we explore ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 35:28
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On June 5th the United Nations General Assembly will convene for The Ocean Conference in New York City to set objectives, cultivate partnerships, a...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Ice breaks away from a frozen coastline near the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen April 23, 2007 , Credit: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, ...

  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
Caption: April 21 - 23, 2017, Credit: Earth Optimism Summit, Washington, D.C.
In September of 2016, World Ocean Observatory began a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal to promote the Earth Optimism S...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:42
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This week we discuss brachycephalic dogs, maize, and birth control.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 38:41
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This week we talk about the net-casting spider, space junk, and Kessler syndrome.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 42:04