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Podcasts: November 2008

podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 5 — Nov. 28, 2008

What does the National Ocean Service have to do with your Thanksgiving dinner? We bring you the answer in this special holiday edition of Making Waves. (4:30 minutes)

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podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 4 — Nov. 21, 2008

This week, the head of the NOS traveled to Florida for the first-ever Coastal Cities Summit hosted by the International Ocean Institute. We also take a look at the devastating harmful algal bloom in New England. Finally, we talk about the latest case to come through the lab in the NOS Marine Forensics Program—and we take a closer look at what this program is all about. (8:35 minutes)

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podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 3 — Nov. 14, 2008

This week, we bring you news about a recent expedition to map an unknown sea floor in the Arctic. Then we travel to California, where staff of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary work to prevent ships from striking blue whales in the Santa Barbara Channel. Finally, we head down to Texas to talk about a new digital map of underwater vegetation in the Coastal Bend region near Corpus Christi. (6:32 minutes)

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podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 2 — Nov. 7, 2008

This week, we talk about NOAA's role in a new public-private partnership called the EcoZone® Green Schools Initiative. Then we look at the busiest year on record for the NOS Office of Response and Restoration, the NOAA office that responds to oil and chemical spills around the nation. Finally, we talk about a National Geodetic Survey effort to revolutionize the measurement of height by measuring gravity around the country. We wrap up the episode with a closer look at how gravity and height are related. (7:12 minutes)

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