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How Blue is Your Mind?


We know that people will pay more for an ocean view, but did you know that water actually makes you more creative? That a walk along the coast helps you be more connected? We talk with Wallace J. Nichols, the

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King Tides


The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public to go photograph shorelines in their local community during the highest tides of the winter. These high tides, combined with winter storm surge and runoff, can show us how the

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The Ocean, Sea Slugs and Medicine


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

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Sea Level Rise


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

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


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,

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Remotely Operated Vehicles


In our need for more information about the health of marine ecosystems, ROV’s are becoming important new allies because they help scientists ‘see’ beneath the surface of the ocean. Learn more from Dirk Rosen, founder and president of Marine Applied

Posted in Ocean Facts, Ocean Health

Thank You Ocean Report: A Retrospective


This report covers some of the big issues that we’ve covered on the Thank You Ocean Report over the past year. If you have topics that you would like us to report on, send them to We’d love to

Posted in Marine Animals, Ocean Facts, Ways to Help the Ocean

Renewable Energy from Offshore (2 of 2)


This is part 2 of a two-part series about the energy potential from windfarms and the energy captured from waves and ocean current. Our guest is Dr. Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management

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TOPP – Tagging Of Pacific Predators


Scientists are now able to look beneath the surface of the ocean with the latest electronic tagging technology. Learn more about TOPP from Shana Miller, Policy Coordinator for the Tag-A-Giant Foundation. (Photo of tagged Laysan albatross; (c)Michelle Kappes, courtesy of

Posted in Marine Animals, Ocean Facts