Posts Tagged ‘Thank You Ocean Report’

Crazy Days of Summer Ocean Fun!

Monday, July 8th, 2013



Summer and ocean fun go together. Whether it’s in the ocean, at an aquarium, or at home reading a book, the ocean and its critters provide entertainment, fascination, and just plain fun! We talk with Claire Fackler, National Education Liaison for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. She shares fun ocean activity ideas, from building sand castles, swimming, fishing, whale watching and tidepooling to reading books and listening to music.

Everyday Action: Feel like a kid again! Splash in the waves, build a sandcastle, explore a tidepool–with or without accompanying child!

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O’Neill Sea Odyssey – Building Ocean Leaders of Tomorrow

Monday, June 24th, 2013



O’Neill Sea Odyssey was founded in 1996 by wetsuit innovator and surfer Jack O’Neill. A living classroom was created on board a 65-foot catamaran sailing the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Fourth through sixth grade students from schools throughout Central California receive hands-on lessons about the marine habitat and the importance of the relationship between the living sea and the environment. We talk with Dan Haifley, Executive Director of O’Neill Sea Odyssey, about this ocean-based learning experience that lasts a lifetime.

Everyday Action: Take a kid to the ocean! Visit an aquarium! Watch an ocean video! Give ocean inspiration to a leader of tomorrow.

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Central California Marine Protected Areas “On Track” To Help Ocean

Monday, April 22nd, 2013



The first major study of California’s marine protected areas shows they are on track to help to improve ocean health. Scientists, fishermen, resource managers and environmentalists gathered recently to share results from the first five years of monitoring in the Central Coast region. We spoke with Liz Whiteman, Director of the MPA Monitoring Enterprise program at California Ocean Science Trust, who says monitoring is showing promising results for marine life and the ocean economy.

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109-Year-Old Shipwreck George E. Billings

Monday, April 8th, 2013



Did you know that hundreds of historic ships and aircraft lie beneath the waves off of California’s coast? We talked with Bob Schwemmer, a NOAA maritime archaeologist, whose job is to explore and document shipwrecks like the wreck of a 109-year-old schooner discovered on the ocean floor. The George E. Billings once hauled timber in the early 1900s from the West Coast to Hawaii and Latin America. Bob tells us how it was found last year after two decades of searching in NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. And there’s more to the story!

Everyday Action: Get out and enjoy the ocean, and learn more about shipwrecks that lie just off our coast!

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David Helvarg’s The Golden Shore

Monday, March 18th, 2013



What discoveries shocked author and Blue Frontier president David Helvarg while writing The Golden Shore? What would surprise you about California and its environmental history? We talked with David about The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea, the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean. Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore tells the story of California’s majestic coastline and ocean. David captures the spirit of the Californian coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unremitting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau: Orcas

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013



“The ruler of the ocean,” orcas are one of the ocean’s most fascinating inhabitants. Found along California’s coast and within national marine sanctuaries, the largest species of the dolphin family is often called “killer whale.” We talk with Jean-Michel Cousteau, who says that people and orcas share surprising similarities.

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Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

Monday, February 4th, 2013



The beauty, mystery, excitement, wildlife and lifestyle of California’s Ocean and Coast are captured in this montage of spectacular photos representing some of the winning images from the 14th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. We talk with Sylvie Lee of the California Coastal Commission about the contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California.

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival: September in Monterey

Monday, August 27th, 2012



September 24-30, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives and the general public, will gather in Monterey at BLUE to honor the best in ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our ocean, and to collaborate on improving the future of our ocean. BLUE will screen more than 100 ocean films, showcase manned submersibles and host numerous events and parties. World-class speakers include HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle and explorers Don Walsh, Graham Hawkes and Bob Ballard, among many others. Debbie Kinder, BLUE’s CEO and Executive Director, tells us what’s in store during the festival. Thank You Ocean campaign is proud to be a supporting sponsor of BLUE, and excited to be on a panel with TYO spokesman Edward James Olmos: “Igniting a Movement, Leveraging the Power of Celebrity.” (Photo credit: Bob Talbot)

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Life’s A Beach!

Monday, July 30th, 2012



We’re celebrating our 100th Thank You Ocean Report podcast in style–beach style! It’s summer, and more people enjoy the beaches than any other time. California’s beaches offer a variety of experiences, from quiet coves to broad expanse of sand to rocky crashing waves. You’re a part of the celebration as Thank You Ocean fans share some of their favorite beaches in a video montage ended with a summer beach message in English and Spanish. Here’s to 100 Thank You Ocean Reports and we look forward to hundreds more! Thanks for the support!

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BLUEMiND: The Ocean and Your Mind

Monday, May 21st, 2012



BLUEMiND is a look at the Ocean through neuroscience, linking studies of the mind and ocean. Summit founder Wallace J. Nichols talks about BLUEMiND questions: why the Ocean makes us happy, why we are drawn to the ocean, and what’s happening to our brain when we feel a connection to the Ocean. BLUEMiND 2 Summit will take place June 4th and 5th on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Staff from the Thank You Ocean campaign will be there to present on the topic of “Gratitude”, and this summit will also be livecast, so no one will miss the inspiring ideas being shared.

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