Topic: Marine Science

June 6, 2017 Undersea Methane Craters - Massive undersea craters in the Arctic were formed by methane eruptions.
May 24, 2017 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
May 22, 2017 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
May 19, 2017 Climate & Sea Spray - The variable chemistry of sea spray has a big effect on global climate.
April 29, 2017 Ocean Science in the 21st Century - ENCORE PRESENTATION: OCEAN SCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY - Old warships become new habitats. An ocean quadcopter gives researchers a sky-high view of the stormy North Atlantic. And, autonomous underwater vehicles that search for sunken treasure. Also, behind the untimely death of the octopus.
January 24, 2017 Prehistoric Sea Temperature - Measurements of ocean temperatures from the last interglacial period suggest today’s climate models may be too conservative.
October 21, 2016 Dolphin Stranding - Rescue volunteers respond to a stranded dolphin on Cape Cod.
October 20, 2016 Saving Salt Marshes - Saving endangered salt marshes.
October 12, 2016 Seafloor Biodiversity - Unexpected biodiversity on the seafloor may play a big role in marine food webs.
October 6, 2016 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
October 5, 2016 Dolphin Name Game - Each bottlenose dolphin makes up its own signature whistle early in life which functions much like a name.
August 15, 2016 Long-Lived Sharks - The longest-lived vertebrate hangs out in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.
July 18, 2016 Corals in Focus - Tiny seafloor organisms can have a big impact on the whole ecosystem. Now, researchers have designed a microscope that captures their interactions in their natural habitat.
July 13, 2016 Microalgae Digest Themselves - Plankton extend their survival by digesting their own internal constituents when nutrients become scarce.
July 5, 2016 Frigatebird Migration - Solar transmitters on ocean-going frigatebirds reveal how they keep aloft for months at a time.
June 21, 2016 Manta Ray Homebodies - Oceanic manta rays don’t migrate long distances like other large sea creatures.
June 16, 2016 Glowing Slime - Glowing blue slime from the sea could be useful in biomedical research.
May 6, 2016 TB’s Unexpected Journey - Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to South Americans from Africa more than 1000 years ago.
January 13, 2016 Moonlit Migrations - Zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean migrate by the light of the moon.
November 16, 2015 Ancient Mass Extinction - What happened after an ice age wiped out nearly all of earth fish 359 million years ago?
November 11, 2015 Jellyfish Propulsion - Jellyfish swim the opposite way of how we assumed.
November 3, 2015 Fish Alarms - Damselfish attract multiple predators with a chemical cue, giving themselves a way to escape.
September 11, 2015 Toxin Sensing Sea Slugs - A sea slug co-opts a seaweed’s chemical defenses and its ability to harvest energy from the sun.
July 23, 2015 Bright Clouds - Marine microorganisms make clouds brighter and more reflective.
July 20, 2015 Plankton Eyeball - Scientists take a close look at a single-celled organism with a complex eye
July 15, 2015 Climate Change & Toxic Shellfish - Climate change is threatening India’s seafood industry.
June 16, 2015 Animal Oceanographers - While going about their daily routines, marine animals outfitted with sensors can collect data on ocean conditions in places that would be dangerous for human oceanographers to venture.
June 15, 2015 Tracking Ocean Animals - Aquatic animal tracking via satellite telemetry leads to surprising discoveries about long-distance migratory behavior.
May 25, 2015 Tara Oceans Expedition - Scientists circle the globe to study the world’s microscopic sea creatures.
May 19, 2015 Fish Ears - Can a fish’s ears tell its life story?
May 4, 2015 Sustainable Seafood - Retailers are looking to the developing world to meet the growing demand for sustainable seafood.
May 1, 2015 Predator-Sensing Algae - Unicellular plankton turn toxic when they sniff nearby predators.
April 21, 2015 Disaster Science - How can scientists better prepare for natural and man-made disasters?
April 16, 2015 Deepwater Horizon Animals - How are animals coping 5 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?
February 20, 2015 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
February 17, 2015 Ocean Plastics - Middle income countries with underdeveloped waste-management infrastructures contribute disproportionately to plastic debris that ends up in the ocean.
February 11, 2015 Dolphin Name Game - Each bottlenose dolphin makes up its own signature whistle early in life that functions much like a name.
February 3, 2015 Science News Roundup - A roundup of science news stories including making ethanol from nitrogen out of thin air, and an uptick in mercury levels in tuna.
Resilient Reefs - Researchers apply principles of agricultural science to conserve coral reefs.
January 21, 2015 Magnetic Sea Turtles - Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way back to the beaches where they were born, many years later.
December 17, 2014 Penguin Genomes - Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two penguin species, revealing much about how they’ve adapted to inhospitable environments.
December 16, 2014 Ocean Plastics - Scientists are getting a better handle on how much plastic we put into the oceans, and what effects it’s having.
December 4, 2014 Ocean Chemicals - The U.S. has banned some fire retardants because of their toxicity. But the same chemicals are also produced naturally by marine life.
October 23, 2014 Baby Fish Sounds - Baby fish communicate with knocks and growls.
October 9, 2014 Podcast for 9 October 2014 - OCEAN SCIENCE (Encore Presentation) - Old warships become new habitats. An ocean quadcopter gives researchers a sky-high view of the stormy North Atlantic. And, autonomous underwater vehicles that search for sunken treasure. Also, behind the untimely death of the octopus.
September 18, 2014 Yacht Data Collection - A plan to turn recreational sailors into citizen scientists.
September 3, 2014 Sniffing Out Reefs - Saving degraded coral reefs may be difficult, because juvenile corals and fish won't return to them.
September 1, 2014 TB’s Unexpected Journey - Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to South Americans from Africa more than 1000 years ago.
August 21, 2014 Sea Hare Ink - Sea hares defend themselves from predators with colorful ink.
August 19, 2014 Terminator Fish - The red lionfish is hunting small reef fish to local extinctions.