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In this episode, we explore how scientists across the National Estuarine Research Reserve System conducted the first-ever North American wildlife inventory of these habitats. We chat with Dr. Kenny Raposa, research coordinator at Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and lead scientist for the study.
When temperatures rise, coral bleaching can occur. In this episode, we explore what happens during bleaching events, how corals are affected, and how we can help protect these important ecosystems. We’re joined by coral expert Dana Wusinich-Mendez, Atlantic and Caribbean team lead and Florida management liaison for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.
In this episode, we revisit a 2019 interview on meteotsunamis to learn how these storm-fueled waves differ from tsunamis. Meteotsunamis are a series of large waves fueled by area-pressure disturbances like storms, and can occur in many places around the world — including the Great Lakes. We're joined by Dr. Gregory Dusek, NOS senior scientist, to discuss his research on this phenomenon.
When it comes to oil spills and their impacts on marine environments, water and oil don’t mix. In this episode, we chat with an oil spill response expert, Doug Helton, regional operations supervisor for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, and discuss some weird facts about oil and oil contamination.
In this episode, we're heading to the Florida Keys, the only place in the continental United States with shallow water coral reefs. We're joined by Brenda Altmeier, maritime heritage coordinator for Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, to tell us the story of the Florida Keys through maritime history.
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We also offer episode archives and transcripts for Making Waves and Diving Deeper, two podcasts which preceded the NOAA Ocean Podcast: