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.

52 Pieces

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Caption: Jackie Kane and Dinah Bowman practicing their skills at visual core description (including drawing). Credit: Bill Crawford.  Three members of the education and outreach team, Brigitte Thiberge, Jean Marie Gautier, and Stephanie Keske, regard an ocean sedi, Credit: Bill Crawford.
This is what happens when a team of educators and artists are set loose aboard an oceanographic research vessel, armed with an audio recorder and t...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:10
Caption: Sequence of sediment trap samples from Dec 2001 to Apr 2002 (courtesy of R. Thunell, University of South Carolina).  Sediment trap recovery onboard the Hermano Gines. Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.  Flasks and buoys measuring productivity. Credit: IMaRS and ED, Credit: IMaRS and EDIMAR.
Our planet Earth lays down a record of its climate on the seafloor in certain parts of the world. All you have to do is know how to read it.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:49
Caption: The coast of California is packed with lots of opportunities to capitalize on the data streaming in from ocean observing systems. Surfing's just one., Credit: Doug Wylie/WiLDCOAST.
Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:05
Caption: Eye to eye with a giant Atlantic bluefin tuna., Credit: Andrew Cummings.
What it’s like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:19
Caption: Craig Dawe has a lot of experience piloting Ventana, an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) used to repair science equipment and gather samples at the bottom of the Monterey Canyon.
Rovers and remotely operated vehicles are hulking beasts on land. But in the ocean, they glide gracefully through the water and along the seafloor,...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:16
Caption: George Matsumoto connects MBARI scientists to teachers and students all over the country. His son, Daniel, is no exception., Credit: Curtis Axell
The waters off Monterey, California are rich fodder for scientists and educators alike. And MBARI’s just the place to forge the collaborative conne...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:41
Caption: Moorings are used to track the temperature and salinity of the water, the currents, how thick the ice is, and how much sunlight is getting through.  Slowly and steadily, the ice is melting.  Hajo Eicken from the University of Alaska Fairbanks studies how
In the Bering Sea, ice is everything. It controls the life, the people living there, and the climate. So what’s happening now that the thickness an...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUER, and Listenwise

  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 10:37
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marine scientist Carla Curran is passionate about working with students of all ages, such as these fourth graders at Thunderbolt Elementary School in Savannah. Credit: Whitney Ince.  Curran develops lessons that combine information with hands-on observati, Credit: Whitney Ince
In the heart of Savannah, an experiment is underway…to see whether the same science topics can be made engaging for students of all ages, from elem...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:45
Caption: Bonnie McCay is an anthropologist, and she's spoken to fishermen about the collapsing clam fishery.  The Atlantic surf clam.  Clamming has been a livelihood for people for decades.  Sam Martin is the vice president of operations for Atlantic Capes Fisheri
Surf clamming has always been a hard business. But recently it’s gotten even harder, and the fishermen are bearing the brunt of the impact. All you...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:53
Caption: BP began a test of a new cap on its leaking well, cutting off the flow of oil to collection ships. Credit: Dave Martin/AP.  The Deep Water Horizon oil spill isn't the first environmental disaster that Kendra Daly of the University of South Florida has see, Credit: Dave Martin/AP.
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasted three months. In July 2010, the wellhead was capped, and the oil finally stopped gushing into the Gulf of...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:05
Caption: Two miles down the sea floor is a skull, / the wounded head of a monster - fractured, / faulted, ridged. -- Michael Collier  John Delaney finds poetic inspiration gazing at the ocean during his research cruises.  Poet Michael Collier aboard one of John De, Credit: Michael Collier
The ocean is teeming with life, chemistry, water masses, and – believe it or not – poetry. In our 50th and final (for now) episode of Ocean Gazing,...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 11:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Banana Slug String Band has just released their latest 14-song album: "Only One Ocean.", Credit: Banana Slugs String Band
Steve Van Zandt goes by Solar Steve when he’s writing songs and performing with the Banana Slug String Band. The group’s based in Santa Cruz, Calif...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 10:21