2013 Radioshow Podcast Archives

December 2, 2013
Seaweed Harvesting
Guests: Heidi Herrmann, Strong Arm Farm 
Heidi Herrmann talks about the many facets of seaweed harvesting. Learn about the health properties of seaweed, how to harvest, licensing, nutritional value and more.

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November 4, 2013
The Ocean through the Arts
Guests: Jim Toomey-cartoonist/creator of Sherman's Lagoon,
Larry Graff-The Banana Slug String Band,
Cleo Vilett-exhibit modeler/painter,
Jodi Lomask, artistic director for Capacitor
The arts are a vital tool for learning about and embracing the ocean. Listen to 4 different artists talk about their work and their art for communicating about the ocean.

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October 21, 2013

Mistaken Identity in the Mouth of a White Shark
Guest: Jonathan Kathrein
Jonathan survived a case of "mistaken identity" in the mouth of a white shark at Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA in 1998. Through a long recovery, the incident changed his life for the better and he became a positive advocate for shark conservation. Listen to Jonathan describe the events and how he enjoys the ocean today without trepidation.

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October 7, 2013

Viewing White Sharks around Point Reyes, CA
Guests: Scot Anderson and Ron Elliot
Scot and Ron have been watching the white sharks around Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands without harmful incident for decades. Listen in to find out why and how they brave the waters typically feared by most.

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August 5, 2013
Liz Cunningham
Ocean Country, preview of upcoming book with author Liz Cunningham, and ocean update with Jaime Jahnke/Point Blue Conservation Science
Guest: Liz Cunningham and Jaime Jahnke
Hear passages from Liz's upcoming book Ocean Country and hear about her travels and realizations in the process of reconnecting to the very sea that almost killed her. At the end of the show hear from Jaime Jahnke about the highlights from the recent surveys across Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries. 

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July 1, 2013
whale fall skeleton
What happens to a whale when it dies and ends up on the seafloor?
Guest: Shannon Johnson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
When a whale dies and falls to the seafloor, a fascinating community of organisms have a sudden influx of food. Learn about the different stages and incredible species that benefit from this recycling of life in the ocean. 

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May 6, 2013
ocean shore school logo
What you've been longing to know about the ocean!
Guests: Students from Oceanshore School, Pacifica, CA
Experts: George Matsumoto, Sarah Allen, Scot Anderson, Dan Howard, Tierney Thys, Ben Becker, Bob Van Syoc,
Chris Pincetich, Wallace J. Nichols  Students from OceanShore School in Pacifica, CA have been getting ready for an in depth study of the ocean for Oceans Week. Listen to students from grades K-8 ask their questions about the ocean and listen to experts' answers as we all learn something new and ponder the incredible amount of knowledge we've gained about the ocean by asking questions! 

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April 1, 2013
whale fluke Guests: Rachel Binah
How one North Coast community fought hard to protect their ocean and coast
Rachel Binah is an environmental, community, and political activist who led the fight against oil rigs on the north coast of California in 1988 and won.

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February 4, 2013
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Sanctuary Expansion; First Scoping Meeting and Elephant Seal Season 2013
Listen to the introductory presentations at the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National  Marine Sanctuary Expansion Scoping meeting. Presentations were given by sanctuary superintendents Dan Howard, Maria Brown, former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Tom Roth, and Sonoma County Supervisor fren Carrillo. The 2nd half of the show interviews Dr. Sarah Allen about the 2012/2013 Elephant Seal breeding season at the Point Reyes National Seashore.

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January 7, 2013
marine protected area
Marine Protected Areas, Santuary Expansion, and Remembering Rich Stallcup
Guests: Lauren Wenzel, National Marine Protected Areas Center, Dan Howard, Sanctuary Superintendent/Cordell Bank NMS, Shannon Lyday, Hawaii Pacific University. 

We cover some terminology used frequently in talking about marine protected areas, and discuss the recent announcement of the expansion process for Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, and finally we remember Rich Stallcup, who gave countless hours of time, knowledge, and dedication to the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank sanctuaries.

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