Archive for the ‘Marine Animals’ Category

Protecting Great White Sharks

Monday, October 12th, 2009

White Shark Face Scars (Photo credit © Scott Anderson)Great white sharks are an important part of the ecosystems off California’s coast. Media and Public Outreach Specialist for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Mary Jane Schramm discusses new regulations to protect great white sharks in this sanctuary just west of the Golden Gate Bridge. (Photo credit © Scott Anderson)

Marine Mammal Center

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Marine Mammal Center volunteer Stacy Bezyack introduces a fish to an elephant seal pupThe Marine Mammal Center recognizes human interdependence with marine mammals and their importance as sentinels of the ocean environment, the health of which is essential for all life. Learn more about this unique hospital for marine mammals that cares for diseased or injured animals and then returns them to the wild from Executive Director Jeff Boehm. (Photo courtesy of Marine Mammal Center)

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Thank You Ocean Report: A Retrospective

Monday, May 4th, 2009

This report covers some of the big issues that we’ve covered on the Thank You Ocean Report over the past year. If you have topics that you would like us to report on, send them to info@thankyouocean.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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Killer Whales

Monday, April 20th, 2009

 
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Killer Whale breaching off California coastOn this Thank You Ocean Report, our guest Jean-Michel Cousteau of Ocean Adventures talks about killer whales, the most complex marine species on the planet and our counterparts in the sea. On April 22, 2009 PBS will be airing “Call of the Killer Whale,” which was produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau. (Photo courtesy of Michael Richlen, NOAA Fisheries)

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Beluga Whales

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Explore the Human Connection to Beluga and Orca Whales on PBS in April '09

 
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PBS will be airing “Sea Ghosts,” a documentary about beluga whales, on April 8. Producer Jean-Michel Cousteau of Ocean Adventures talks about the program on this Thank You Ocean Report. (You can watch the video interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau by clicking on this link)

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TOPP - Tagging Of Pacific Predators

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

 
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tagged Laysan albatross; (c) Michelle Kappes, courtesy of TOPPScientists are now able to look beneath the surface of the ocean with the latest electronic tagging technology. Learn more about TOPP from Shana Miller, Policy Coordinator for the Tag-A-Giant Foundation. (Photo of tagged Laysan albatross; (c)Michelle Kappes, courtesy of TOPP)

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Red Abalone

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

 
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Red Abalone (Photo courtesy of John Ugoretz, California Dept. of Fish and Game)Here’s a status report about the red abalone, large marine mollusks living along the California coast, from Ian Taniguchi, a biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. (Photo courtesy of John Ugoretz, California Dept. of Fish and Game)

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California Sea Otters

Monday, October 20th, 2008

 
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California Sea OtterCongressman Sam Farr discusses legislation that he has introduced concerning sea otters (H.R. 3639, the “Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act”). He explains why sea otters are a keystone species in the ocean and what this bill intends to accomplish. (Photo courtesy of Steve Lonhart, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary)

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Polluted Water Bodies of California

Monday, June 16th, 2008

 
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OutfallThe California Coastkeeper Alliance coordinates, supports and enhances the work of local California Waterkeepers in order to ensure that Californians enjoy clean water and a healthy coast. ¬†In this Thank You Ocean report, CCKA Executive Director Linda Sheehan talks about the Alliance’s Severely Polluted Water Bodies of California Interactive Map which is available on their website. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Wilson)

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Sharks at the Farallon Islands

Monday, June 16th, 2008

 
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Sharks at the Farallon IslandsThe Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco are a haven for seals, seal lions, seabirds and sharks. Mary Jane Schramm, Media and Public Outreach Specialist for Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, shares the natural history of the sharks that inhabit this area and their important role in this ecosystem. (Photo courtesy of Scot Anderson)

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