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Whale Rescue!

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How do you help a whale entangled in marine debris? It’s not a job for amateurs, and those who respond are highly-trained to handle a dangerous, tricky operation. We talk with Justin Viezbicke, NOAA Fisheries California Stranding Network coordinator, who

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Storm Water Runoff

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Would you want to swim in automobile oil and cigarette butts? Surf in lawn pesticides and floating trash? Storm water runoff carries chemicals and waste into the ocean, causing some coastal areas to post access warnings after major rainstorms. We

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Nominations Open for New National Marine Sanctuaries

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Our national marine sanctuaries protect special places in America’s ocean and Great Lakes, and promote responsible and sustainable uses to protect the health of our ocean for future generations. We talk with Matt Brookhart, Chief for Policy and Planning, NOAA’s

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Adventure Swimmer and Ocean Ambassador

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Bruckner Chase is an internationally recognized marathon swimmer and one of only two people to swim across Monterey Bay. Now he is on a quest to connect us with his sport and the ocean he wants us to help protect.

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