Posts Tagged ‘ocean stewardship’

Engaging the Public, Protecting the Coast, and Capturing the Moment

Monday, August 8th, 2011



Santa Monica Beach (Photo courtesy of Shannon Yee)The California Coastal Commission Public Education Program engages the public in coastal protection and restoration activities and increases the public’s understanding about California’s marine resources. Sylvie Lee, Public Education Program Coordinator, tells us about the Coastal Commission’s many outreach programs and events, as well as how you can get involved in the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Yee)

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Youth: The Next Wave for Change

Monday, June 6th, 2011



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.

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Ancient Discoveries in Channel Islands Aid in Marine Management

Monday, May 9th, 2011



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.

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Earth Day 2011

Monday, April 11th, 2011



John Laird, California Secretary for Natural ResourcesThis 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)

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San Francisco Seafood Market

Monday, March 28th, 2011



Fishing Boats in Harbor (photo credit: Ocean Protection Council)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)

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San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Monday, February 28th, 2011



Shawn Heinrichs with Manta in Raja Ampat, Manta, Ray of Hope (Photo courtesy of San Francisco Ocean Film Festival)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)

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San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project

Monday, January 31st, 2011



San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project Report (cover)San Francisco Bay is said to be the most studied estuary in the world but most of that effort has been focused on the shoreline and tidal wetland areas. Marilyn Latta, Project Manager with the California State Coastal Conservancy, talks about the newly released “San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Report.” It focuses on restoration needs and opportunities for the subtidal habitats in the bay which includes all of the submerged area beneath the water’s surface: mud, shell, sand, rocks, artificial structures, shellfish beds, over 3,700 acres of eelgrass beds, macroalgal beds, and the water column itself.

This report was originally published as a Your Wetlands podcast by the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture who has generously given us permission to podcast it as a Thank You Ocean report.

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Who is Watching the Ocean? Observing the Ocean Along California’s Coast

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Thank You Ocean is pleased to present a guest podcast for a special Thank You Ocean Report. Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and peace of mind on real-time ocean data provided by California’s two Ocean Observing Systems, SCCOOS and CeNCOOS. Credit: Ari Daniel Shapiro with COSEE NOW.

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Explorations Inspiring a Life’s Journey

Monday, November 15th, 2010



Explorer. Environmentalist. Educator. Film Producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.

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Hope Spots

Monday, November 1st, 2010



World renown oceanographer and scientist Sylvia Earle is focusing on places in the ocean that merit special protection such as National Marine Sanctuaries.

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