Making Waves Episode 40: Thanksgiving Episode — Nov. 25, 2009
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.
Making Waves Episode 39: HAB News — Nov. 12, 2009
Harmful algal blooms. They're called HABs for short. Heard of them? If you live in a coastal area or near the Great Lakes, chances are you have, but you may know them by the more popular name 'red tide.' HABs are caused by microscopic algae — tiny plants in the ocean — that grow out of control. As they bloom, they produce powerful toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat. In this episode, we take a look at three stories about how NOAA is addressing this serious problem.
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Diving Deeper: Marine Spatial Planning — November 4, 2009
Marine spatial planning is a relatively new concept. Similar to land use planning, it's the process used to make smart ocean-related decisions and policies. Learn all about marine spatial planning in this interview with Brian Smith from NOAA's Coastal Services Center. (16:40 minutes)