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Should We Fear Red Tides?

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Why did your grandfather tell you to only eat shellfish during months that contained an “r”? This advice that we now know to be myth, comes from the fear of contaminated shellfish from harmful algal blooms (HABs). We talk with

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Crazy Days of Summer Ocean Fun!

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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

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Tsunami Debris Hits California

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UPDATE! Debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami is making its way across the ocean and landing along the West Coast. Most recently, the first confirmed debris from the earthquake washed up along California’s north coast. We interviewed Sherry Lippiatt,

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Red Fish, Blue Fish – California’s Sustainable Seafood

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When was the last time you ate seafood? Do you know where the seafood came from, how it was caught, and whether it was from a sustainable fishery? Purchasing sustainable seafood helps to support our local coastal communities while also

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Central California Marine Protected Areas "On Track" To Help Ocean

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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

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109-Year-Old Shipwreck George E. Billings

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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

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David Helvarg's The Golden Shore

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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

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Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

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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

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Jean-Michel Cousteau's "My Father, The Captain"

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What was the biggest surprise Jean-Michel Cousteau learned about his father, Jacques, in writing “My Father, The Captain”? Jean-Michel Cousteau talks about his famous father, the ocean world, and the Cousteau legend and legacy. He’s created a book and film

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