Ceramacists helping seabirds (pt.1); Volunteer scientists help inventory coastal species during California coastal "bioblitz" (pt.2)
Guest: 1st half: Michelle Hester, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge; 2nd half Rebecca Johnson, California Academy of Sciences
Ecologists from Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge partnered with a mix of collaborators including ceramacists to help breeding seabirds that were losing habitat to erosion. On the 2nd half of the show, learn about how the California Academy of Sciences is mobilizing coastal visitors to "bioblitz" and share observations with photographs using digital app. Inaturalist to track species range changes.
May 1st, 2017
Do plastics in the ocean smell like food to ocean seabirds?
Guest: Dr. Matt Savoca, Marine Ecologist/UC Davis graduate
"If it smells like food, and looks like food, it must be food right?" New research highlights how plastics may take on the smells of typical food that seabirds like to eat. Learn more about this recent research with marine ecologist and UC Davis graduate Dr. Matt Savoca.
March 6 2017
3-D Ocean Farming-A Restorative Model
Guest: Bren Smith, Executive Director of Greenwave
Learn about a new method for ocean farming designed to restore ocean ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and create blue-green jobs for fisherman. Bren Smith of Greenware shares how he left the field of commercial fishing to look for a sustainable model to continue to put food on people's plates.
February 06, 2017
Sex in the Sea- Strategies from the Sea!
Guest: Author, Marah J. Hardt author of : Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep
Listen in as Marya talks about various strategies by different ocean animals for reproducing and find out how humans are acting as "birth control" for ocean wildlife.