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.
Did you know that the ocean is a source of medicine for a variety of diseases? Pat Krug, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at California State University-Los Angeles, has devoted 20 years of his life studying one kind of herbivorous sea slug. He says that there are a number of drugs in the pipeline that were originally found in marine invertebrates.
June 8 is World Ocean Day and the theme this year is “Youth: the Next Wave for Change.” On this report we introduce MERITO (Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans), a marine conservation outreach effort comprising approximately twenty-five regional groups that participate in ocean and watershed education programs that serve students, teachers, adults and families living near the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
With Memorial Day Weekend, the “unofficial” start of summer, we highlight ways to thank the ocean for our beautiful beaches. Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy for the California Natural Resources Agency, discusses everyday actions we can take to help clean up our coasts and ocean. Actor and activist Edward James Olmos adds his powerful Thank You Ocean message, “Don’t Trash the Beach.”
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Studying archaeological data from 12,000 years ago is helping marine scientists forumlate management strategies. Our guest is Todd J. Braje, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Antropology at Humboldt State University.
One of the responsibilities of our guest, John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, is to serve as the chair of the Ocean Protection Council which provides scientific research on a number of issues including sea level rise. And, according to the Secretary, recent research leaves little doubt that sea level rise will occur.
This Thank You Ocean Report podcast celebrates Earth Day with a focus on the ocean. While there are very significant issues facing the ocean, there is also a connection between what goes into the ocean and all of us. Our guest is John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources)
Larry Collins, President of the Crab Boat Owners Association, talks about the creation of a sustainable wholesale and retail seafood market along San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Ecotrust, the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association and the San Francisco Community Fishing Association are partnering in this innovative venture. (Photo credit: Ocean Protection Council)
Bruckner Chase is an internationally recognized marathon swimmer and one of only two people to swim across Monterey Bay. Now he is on a quest to connect us with his sport and the ocean he wants us to help protect.
March 9-13, 2011: The 8th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the nation’s premier cinemaquatic [R] event, will feature more than 50 adrenaline-drenched and thought-provoking films exploring the beauty, mystery and excitement of the ocean. Learn more from our guest Ana Blanco, the festival’s director. Tickets, starting at $10 adult, $5 children, include free admission to Aquarium of the Bay, a presenting partner along with The Bay Institute and NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries. (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Ocean Film Festival)