Ocean Science Radio show

Ocean Science Radio

Summary: Ocean Science Radio is a joint project between Andrew Kornblatt, founder and host of the Online Ocean Symposium, and Naomi Frances Farabaugh of FIU. Previous co-host was Samantha Wishnak, Digital Media Coordinator at Ocean Exploration Trust. The program will focus on and highlight the latest and greatest ocean science stories that the world has to offer.

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 Dolphins vs Sharks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:31

Some new shark shows just dropped and you KNOW you want to check them out. From Discovery's Shark Week to Nat Geo's pieces there will be plenty of amazing shark content! From Sharkcano: Hawaii to Sharks vs Dolphins: Bahama Battle Grounds, these shows are set to thrill, chill and… hopefully educate about sharks. In this episode, we have Dr. Valeria Paz - dolphin scientist and star of Sharks vs Dolphins: Bahama Battle Grounds for a discussion about sharks, dolphins, and being on these types of documentaries.

 The Iberian Orca Uprising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:57

You may have heard about it in the news, you may have seen the memes on social media but no mater what, it appears that there is a group of orcas that have gone rogue. These cetaceans around the Iberian peninsula seem to be ORCA-strating attacks against yachts in the area. To find out more, we brought on Cetacean scientist Chris Parsons to give us the scoop So join us now where we learn more about orcas, the teaching techniques of these whale-killers, and how serious a threat the cetacean uprising really is, on this episode of, Ocean Science Radio.

 Let Your Freak Flag Fly in Science Communication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:07

We get to chat with Brooke Fitzwater, a PhD Student in the Earley Lab of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa who has made a big splash with her unique approach to science communication and learn about how she researches the mating habits of a cool species of sex-changing mangrove fish.

 Bottom-Water Ocean Heat Waves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:57

We are diving into deep ocean heatwaves. These extreme warming events in the ocean's depths have been linked to changes in ocean currents, weather patterns, and marine life, and we are learning more and more about the what and possibly why of these phenomenon. In a paper published in Nature Communications, researchers used a combination of observations and computer models to generate the first broad assessment of bottom marine heat waves in the continental shelf waters around North America. Today, we have with us Climate scientist Dillon Amaya of NOAA, the lead author on that very paper, so join us now on this episode of Ocean Science Radio.

 Sargassum Madness - The Case of the Appearance of a Giant Blob in the Atlantic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:54

Something strange is growing in the middle of the Atlantic, it covers an insane amount of the surface, it smells of rotten eggs and it might be COMING FOR OUR BEACHES. While the truth of the matter isn’t as scary as social media and the news makes it seem, scientists still have a lot of questions about the annual sargassum mass. We sit down with Brian Barnes a research assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to get some answers.

 Ocean Lovin - We got (snow) crabs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:56

It is February and it is time once again for our annual special on reproduction called Ocean Lovin. In this episode we talk about Snow Crab reproduction. You may have seen Snow Crabs popping up in the news recently.This is because back in October, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game cancelled the snow crab season because the population, which normally numbered in the billions, fell by an estimated 90%.The first time the fishery was shut down in recorded history. We speak with Chris Long, fisheries scientist at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Kodiak Laboratory about this species, why it is in decline, and how they get it on.

 WildAid's Mission to Create Locally Driven and Directed Enforced MPAs Around the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:32

Marine Protected Areas are areas of the ocean where a government has placed limits on human activity. These areas range from no-take, no-impact, no-access, and multiple use - basically determining how much human impact is supposed to take place in these areas. On today’s episode, we speak with representatives of the NGO WildAid and some of the partners they are working with to make sure that ocean parks are enforceable, realistic, and work for the local population. The team interviews: - Meaghan Brosnan - Marine Program Director for Wildaid -Juma Mohamed - Head of Program for Mwambao Coastal Community Network in Tanzania -Joyce Beouch - Acting Director of the Bureau of Environment Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment (MAFE)

 Polar Fever and the Effort to Capture the Wonder and Importance of the Poles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:09

In this episode, we speak with science writer Shannon Stirone and Berkeley writing professor Ryan Sloan about their experiences being sent to the poles to try and capture the wonder of these locations to share with others.

 FathomNet - AI helping us analyze and understand the ocean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:59

With better and more affordable remote-operated vehicle and video technology, more data and footage is being collected every day. But that leads to another problem, how do you analyze petabytes worth of data? Join us on this episode of Ocean Science Radio, where we meet one of the minds behind FathomNet, and some of the teams that are using this fantastic big data tool for the ocean. We speak with: Dr. Kakani Katija - FathomNet co-founder and lead of the Bioinspiration Lab for MBARI Megan Cromwell - Research Program Manager for NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Corinne Bassin - Data Solutions Architect with Schmidt Ocean Institute

 Ocean Pollination and the Incredible Red Algae Munching Isopod | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:20

The team speaks with Dr. Valero and Emma Lavaut, a graduate student at Sorbonne, who conducted an experiment to try and figure out the relationship between Gracilaria gracilis and the tiny crustaceans who feed on them. Come learn how isopods and red algae relate in this episode on ocean animal mediated fertilization.

 The California Current Marine Ecosystem and our changing world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:01

Throughout the ocean, there are currents that act like giant, underwater highways. These currents transport nutrients, heat, carbon, and even animals and plankton across vast ocean spans. On this episode, we speak to a triumvirate of experts from McGill University, Princeton University, and the University of Washington in Seattle about the California Current Marine Ecosystem, or CCME and what effect humans are having on the species that rely on it to survive. Guests include: -Dr. Jennifer Sunday, Assistant Professor at McGill University -Dr. Evan Howard, Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University -Dr. Terrie Klinger, Professor and Co-Director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, University of Washington

 Cephalopunch - The Case of the Interspecies Hunting Party Smack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:53

The crew speaks with Octopus researcher Dr. Eduardo Sampaio. Eduardo got his PhD studying octopus behavior, cognition, and social contexts and is a Nat Geo Explorer. Eduardo and his team studied octopuses in interspecies hunting parties that included eels and fish. The party is hunting when all of the sudden, one of the fishes gets smacked by the octopus. Eduardo walks us through what we currently think about the Cephalopunch.

 Ocean Aero and the Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicle Triton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:44

In this episode the team is covering the latest exciting development out of the AUV/ROV market, Ocean Aero’s Triton. We interview Kevin Decker, the CEO of Ocean Aero and Andy Ziegwied, the Vice President of ocean data for Ocean Aero.

 Salesforce's Ocean Sustainability Initiative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:46

The month of June is National Ocean month in the United States and June 8th was World Oceans Day. Organizations across the globe use World Oceans Day and the month of June to make announcements on initiatives and commitments that relate to our oceans. This includes governments, nonprofits, and even large for-profit ventures. We spoke with the director of Ocean Sustainability at Salesforce, Dr. Whitney Johnston to learn more about their endeavors with Ocean Sustainability

 The Squidmobile, going viral, and the free labor problem in science communication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:49

The team speaks with Dr Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist, and the executive director of Skype a Scientist about going viral, cephalopods, and how our world seems to expect free labor from the science communication community.


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