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Seagrasses are plants that grow in semi salty water to full seawater in the intertidal and subtidal zones of the ocean. As one of the most productive ecosystems in the world, seagrasses offer myriad benefits to both humans and the organisms that call them home. In this episode, we explore some of the ecosystem services they offer.
Our ocean and coasts affect us — and we affect them. Almost 40 percent of the country’s population lives in coastal shoreline counties. And these counties contribute more than 9 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy. But there are many challenges facing our coasts, like climate change, sea level rise, more intense storms, and population growth. So we need to make good decisions today to help our coasts continue to thrive tomorrow. This is the third podcast in a three-part series from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that explores how we make these decisions. In this episode, a panel of government experts share their unique perspectives and experiences regarding the science of coastal decision making, and how the future could look if effective decision making is adopted.
Science can shed light on how we make conservation and environmental decisions, such as developing our coastal areas. In this episode, listen to an interview with Philipe Bujold, a behavioral scientist with Rare's Center for Behavior & the Environment. This is the second podcast in a three-part series from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Tune in to the first podcast in a three-part series from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that explores how we make coastal decisions. In this episode, hear an interview with coastal consultant Adam Parris on the topic of equity and justice in coastal planning.
The NOAA Voices Oral History Archive is a collection of more than 2300 oral histories. In this episode, we explore how this valuable resource helps us better understand the impact of weather events, coastal changes, and climate change.
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From corals to coastal science, connect with ocean experts to explore questions about the ocean environment.
We also offer episode archives and transcripts for Making Waves and Diving Deeper, two podcasts which preceded the NOAA Ocean Podcast: