Ocean Currents is hosted by Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary on KWMR, community radio for West Marin in Northern California. The show hosts ocean experts about research, management issues, natural history, and stewardship associated with marine environment, especially in our National Marine Sanctuaries.
Management Plan Review for Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries30/04/2008 Duration: 42min
Guests: Dan Howard and Maria Brown, Sanctuary Superintendents from Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries in California, discuss the draft Joint Management Plan while its open for public comment in 2006.
Dive into Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival30/04/2008 Duration: 53min
Put on your SCUBA gear, we're going diving, into the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Texas. 2007 marks the 15th anniversary of the northernmost coral reefs in the US. Perched atop salt domes 100 miles offshore of Texas, the Flower Gardens maintain an amazing array of healthy coral reefs, visited by sea turtles, whale sharks, and manta rays. Towards the end of the show, we'll be talking with the founder of the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival for an overview of the upcoming ocean film event.
Plastics Are Forever10/04/2008 Duration: 45min
Guest: Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation talked about the alarming rate of plastics in the ocean. Plastic in the ocean may be one of the most alarming of today's environmental stories. Plastic, like diamonds, are forever! Because plastics do NOT biodegrade, no naturally occurring organisms can break these polymers down.
Minke Whales10/04/2008 Duration: 51min
Guest: John Stern, co-founder of the Northeast Pacific Minke Whale Project, talked about Minke whales in the Pacific. He discusses Minke whale research, and the recent International Whaling Commission's annual meeting outcomes.
Tracking Pelagics: Dr. David Hyrenbach10/04/2008 Duration: 50s
Guest: Dr. David Hyrenbach, with Duke University, visiting scholar at University of Washington, Parrish Lab, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences talks about how to research far ranging predators such as seabirds and current tagging technologies. How do we learn about animals we can't see every day?