Thank You Ocean Report

The Thank You Ocean Report focuses on interesting and exciting California ocean topics such as marine mammals, the latest news on ocean health, timely ocean issues and fascinating ocean facts. Stories feature interviews with ocean experts, explorers, scientists, conservationists, government and business leaders. Listeners learn about ocean activities and recreation, surfing, fishing, boating, and the many ways we all can thank the ocean through conservation and stewardship.

Sport Fishing and Ocean Stewardship

July 27th, 2009

Sport Fishing (photo courtesy of Travis Tanaka, California Department of Fish and Game)
Recreational charter boat captains have an important role to play in ocean stewardship according to Jay Yokomizo, captain of New Huck Finn of Emeryville, California. (Photo courtesy of Travis Tanaka, California Department of Fish and Game)

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Marine Mammal Center

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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Sustainable Seafood: Sushi

June 29th, 2009


SushiToday’s guest, Casson Trenor, author of “Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time,” specializes in sushi and he is dedicated to transforming the American sushi complex into a sustainable industry. (Photo courtesy of Casson Trenor)

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West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health Update

June 15th, 2009

California Governor Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health includes a 26-point action plan which was released in July of 2008. California’s Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman gives us an update on what’s been accomplished since then. (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office)

Ocean Protection Council

June 1st, 2009

Asilomar Beach
The mission of the Ocean Protection Council is to insure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. Learn more about the OPC from California Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Termini/Ocean Protection Council)

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World Ocean Day: June 8, 2009

May 18th, 2009

One Ocean, One Climate, One Future is the theme of this year’s World Ocean Day. Our guest is Bill Mott, Director of The Ocean Project.

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Thank You Ocean Report: A Retrospective

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

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

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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Renewable Energy from Offshore (2 of 2)

March 30th, 2009

 
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Pelamis Wave Energy ConverterThis is part 2 of a two-part series about the energy potential from windfarms and the energy captured from waves and ocean current. Our guest is Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service. (Photo courtesy of John D. Romero/U.S. Department of the Interior)

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