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Podcasts: July 2012

Making Waves

Have you ever been to Four Corners? It’s the only place in the U.S. where four states meet at one point. A few years back, there was some confusion over the position of a monument at Four Corners that marks this spot. Some reports claimed that the position of this marker was off by two and a half miles. Today, we’re revisiting a 2009 interview with Dave Doyle, chief geodetic surveyor from NOS’s National Geodetic Survey. As you’ll hear, Four Corners is exactly where it’s supposed to be — and the reason for that is that surveying isn’t only about taking precise measurements with sophisticated equipment, it's also about history, technology, and law.

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Diving Deeper

Did you know that volunteers with NOAA's national marine sanctuaries have donated more than one million hours to help conserve the country's ocean and coastal treasures for future generations? Learn more about volunteering with our sanctuaries in today's Diving Deeper podcast. This episode features interviews with staff from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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podcast iconMaking Waves: Ocean Today video

Episode 101 | 07.12.12

Making Waves Ocean Today video

Take three minutes out of your day to watch a video about marine protected areas in North America. (3:28 minutes)

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Diving Deeper Shorts

Are you longing to be out on the water during these hot summer days? Tune into today's Diving Deeper Shorts for a few minutes on hydrography and why this is important for recreational and commercial boaters.

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