Ocean Gazing

Series produced by Ari Daniel

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Tracking the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of our seas.

Tracking the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of our seas.

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Caption: Archaeological oceanography is the study of ancient human history now resting in the deep sea. , Credit: Inner Space Center.
The Inner Space Center makes visiting the bottom of the ocean easier than going to the store. And by using some of the newest technology available,...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:11
Caption: Halsey Burgund playing an electronic mallet instrument with his band, Aesthetic Evidence, at the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival. Credit: Michael Duncan.  Screenshot from www.oceanvoices.org. Visit the website, and record your story about the ocean! , Credit: Halsey Burgund.
Recording voices and composing music around those voices is one of Halsey Burgund’s specialties. And he’s got a new project where he’s collecting s...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:15
Caption: Marine habitats are an untapped resource for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, as this schematic illustrates. Credit: OOI Regional Scale Nodes Program, University of Washington.
Ocean observatories are radically changing not only the way scientists do their science, but also how they interact with one another and the wider ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:17
Caption: Kate Larkin and Richard Lampitt (lower left) teamed up with a crew in 2007 to study the Porcupine Abyssal Plain in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. , Credit: Kate Larkin.
When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecos...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:38
Caption: "RU27 just before recovery with the Investigador in the background. , Credit: Dan Crowell.
Last April, a 6 foot, 120 pound robot called RU27 left the coast of New Jersey with a mission to be the first remote controlled vehicle to traverse...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:17
Caption: The global biosphere is a map of chlorophyll on land and in the ocean., Credit: SeaWiFS Project/NASA.
What color would you paint the oceans on our planet? Blue? Try green. At least that’s what a NASA satellite 450 miles above our heads is telling us...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:18
Caption: Salinity map of the Pacific Ocean with saltier (orange) and less salty (blue) water depicted. Credit: WOCE Atlas Volume 2.  Infrared Antarctic composite image showing cloud cover with land outlines. Credit: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center.  Lynne, Credit: WOCE Atlas Volume 2.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current courses through the Southern hemisphere, cooling down and getting heavier all the while. And for the first time, ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:15
Caption: The Lake Sturgeon Bowl team from Clara Mohammed High School in Milwaukee collect data aboard a hypothesis-testing cruise on Lake Michigan. Credit: Carmen Aguilar.  Newman Catholic High School students listen to the Ocean Gazing podcast (!) before the star, Credit: Carmen Aguilar.
Living 1000 miles from the ocean is no reason to keep from learning everything you can about the high seas. At least that’s what high schoolers all...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:57
Caption: The team at Southern Maine Community College assembles drifters that either float at the surface or hang about 5-10 meters beneath it, and they get pushed along by the currents. , Credit: Tom Long.
Little floats with GPS units are coursing all over the eastern seaboard, and they’re rousing community college students and lobstermen from bed at ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: Right whale mother and calf. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.  Biodiversity encompasses the variety of life and the variation of genes. It's also a central tenet of the Encyclopedia of Life. Credit: EOL.  The Encyclopedia of Life was born when biologist E.O. Wi, Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Playing female right whale calls into the water, researcher Susan Parks suddenly finds herself at the center of attention of a group of males.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:44
Caption: Wetlab company members encircle the 'moonpool' on the aft deck of the Pontoon Boat of Science where they suspend and test their instruments. L to R: Corey Koch, Ron Zaneveld, Alex Derr and Ian Walsh.  One big challenge of making sensors that stay in the o
Pour light into liquid, keep a detector at the ready, and what do you get? Opportunities to keep constant track of the chemical and biological brew...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:50
Caption: Michael Wilkin and Katie Rathmell stand beside a renegade buoy that broke loose from its tether.  Point Adams fish packing plant lets CMOP hang sensors, tubes and pumps off the end of its pier to collect water samples.  CMOP (Center for Coastal Margin Obs
The Columbia River of northwest Oregon is just caked with stories along its twists and bends. Stories of a natural system and a human system in coe...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:41
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Caption: Bob the student-decorated drifter buoy awaits his deployment.  Mary Cook onboard the R/V Ronald H. Brown.  8th grader Emily Rollins reads the book that her teacher Mary Cook co-authored about her time at sea. Credit: Mary Cook.  8th grader Brett Bolasco p
A teacher and her students at a junior high in the middle of Arkansas make the case that the ocean touches landlocked states too. All it took to dr...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:12
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Caption: Bargaining abounded. At the Great Wall, Laura Dover, Ari Daniel Shapiro, and Bob Chen (left to right) purchased panda hats. Shapiro got his for half what Chen paid. , Credit: Lundie Spence.
This is a story of what happens when two worlds meet. And it all started when, several years ago, one man invited a friend to visit his home.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 11:11
Caption: Eric Simms (Scripps Institute of Oceanography) discusses ocean education in the US and in China with students at Keji High School in Xiamen. Credit: Sammy Wang.  Students at Keji High School listen to a couple of presentations by Bob Chen (UMass Boston) a, Credit: Sammy Wang.
Xiamen sits on the southeast coast of China where dozens of high school and college students are rethinking how people should teach and learn about...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:15
Caption: Elementary schoolers from New Jersey celebrate Rutgers Ocean Day in mid-April by cheering and waving their pompoms in the air. Credit for all photos: Sage Lichtenwalner.  The students from 8 New Jersey schools took time at this station to write their wish, Credit: Sage Lichtenwalner.
Anyone can be a scientist, and the elementary schoolers of New Jersey can prove it. At Rutgers last April, their enthusiasm for ocean science was j...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:39
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Caption: These creatures are the stars of this podcast episode and of the sea. Credit: img338.imageshack.us.  Lend an ear and discover the wonders of nature—right outside your back door and halfway around the world. Check out the podcast "One Species at a Time."  , Credit: img338.imageshack.us.
Guess what kind of organism this is: There are billions of them in every bucket of the salty sea, some of them glow, and some are responsible for k...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:47
Caption: Sunset off the western shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Images courtesy of McManus lab.  Recovery of the autonomous profiler in blue Hawaiian water with golden Hawaiian sunshine.  Ross Timmerman, Margaret McManus, Chad Waluk and Jeff Sevadjian (left to right) deplo
The thinnest blanket of life fans out just beneath the ocean’s surface. For Margaret McManus, that blanket means an insatiable curiosity and some v...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:44
Caption: The Ocean Gazing podcast is a forum for people to share their science and stories about the ocean.  The Ocean Gazing podcast is a forum for people to share their science and stories about the ocean.
Ocean Gazing considers its past. And we invite you to be a part of its future.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 13:16
Caption: Andrew Fisher (left) is on a drilling cruise to understand how water moves through the ocean crust, and what kind of life is thriving down there.  A smaller boat brought supplies for the CORKs to the JOIDES Resolution on some choppy seas.
Right now, in the middle of the Pacific, a team of scientists, educators, animators and artists are hunkered down on a ship together. For two month...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:55