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2012 Radioshow Podcast Archives





December 03, 2012
Tiny and Mighty!: Phytoplankton
Guests: Dr. Bill Cochlan, Romberg Tiburon Center,
San Francisco State University.phytoplankton
Phytoplankton not only sustain a robust ocean food web, but are vital to human beings
survival on this planet. Learn more about the tiny but mighty phytoplankton. (18 MB) here. Read the transcript here.



November 5th, 2012
Whales and Shipstrikes
Guests: John Calambokidis/Cascadia Research, Michael Carver/CBNMS, Jackie Dragon/Greenpeace, John Berge/Pacific Merchant Shipping Assoociation, Mike Van Houten/USCG
whales and ship California's ports that are busy with large ship traffic also overlap with some of the most important feeding areas for large whales. Whales have been found dead as a result from getting struck by these ships, find out what conservation groups, science groups, industry, and agencies like NOAA are doing to work together to reduce the impact on these endangered species. (24 MB) here. Read the transcript here.

October 1st, 2012
The state of marine debris in California, 2012
Guest: Eben Schwartz, CA Coastal Commission
Eben discusses the latest information about reducing the input of plastic into the ocean via watersheds, highlights of CA Coastal Cleanup day, and more. (19.4 MB) here.
Read the transcript here.



July 2nd, 2012
The Ocean Inside: An adventure film and art project exploring the deeper side of the ocean found in everyone.
Guest: Josh Berry
An adventure film and art project exploring the deeper side of the ocean found in everyone. Josh Berry talks about his adventures and hopes to explore the impact the ocean has on our minds. (29.9 MB) here.
Read the transcript here.

May 5th, 2012
Update from the Farallon Islands and Bluemind symposium
Guests: Russ Bradley, Farallon Program Manager, PRBO Conservation Science and
Chris Pincetich, biologist, Sea Turtle Restoration Project
Hear a live update from the Farallon Islands to hear how the spring conditions are setting up the dynamic food web on and around the Farallon Islands. On the second half, Chris Pincetich provides an overview of the Bluemind symposium and the potential designation of the leatherback sea turtle as California's State marine reptile. Download the entire 49 minute show (23 MB) here.
Read the transcript here.

April 2nd, 2012
Ocean Leadership
Guests: Daniel J. Basta, Director of NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program, and Mike Dunmyer, Executive Director of Ocean Champions
What will it take to change the course of ocean conservation at the highest levels of the United States government? Hear perspectives of within our National Marine Sanctuary program and that of Ocean Guardians, the only ocean group that works directly with members of Congress to fight for the oceans. Download the entire 55 minute show (24 MB) here.
Read the transcript here.

March 5th, 2012
Tsunamis and the aftermath of marine debris
Guests: Dr. Vasily Titov, NOAA's Center for Tsunami Research and Dianna Parker NOAA's Marine Debris Program
learn about the natural phenomena of tsunamis, as we remember the tragic March 2011 tsunami that impacted the coast of Japan. We also focus on the aftermath of debris that entered the ocean after the tsunami and discuss how it is traveling and how the North Pacific Gyre system is
moving debris across and around the Pacific.
Download the entire 49 minute show (21MB) here.
Read the transcript here.

February 06, 2012
Maritime Heritage on the Marin/Sonoma Coast
Guests: Dr. Jim Delgado, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Listen to world reknown marine archeologist Dr. Jim Delgado, retell historical maritime stories from the San Francisco/Gulf of the Farallones/Cordell Bank region. and find out what a maritime cultural landscpae can reveal. Download the entire 52 minute show (21MB) here.
Read the transcript here.


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