Podcasts: September 2009

podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 36: Powerful Fish-Killing Toxin May Offer Human Health Benefits — Sep. 30, 2009

Could a toxic chemical produced by Euglena, a type of algae known for well over a century – algae that you may have even seen before under a microscope in your High School biology class – someday be used to treat cancer?

podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 35: Battle of the Atlantic Expedition; New Gulf Marine Sanctuary Report — Sep. 16, 2009

Battle of the Atlantic Expedition

NOAA leads an underwater archeology project to find World War II shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina.

New Gulf Marine Sanctuary Report

And a new report finds that the coral reefs in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary are doing quite well, but are at risk of future threats.

podcast iconDiving Deeper: Maritime Heritage —September 9, 2009

Learn about maritime heritage in this interview with Dave Alberg from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. The discussion highlights what maritime heritage is, which of our national marine sanctuaries have maritime heritage components, and what we can learn about our history from these resources. (21:45 minutes)

podcast iconMaking Waves Episode 34: High-Water Mystery; nowCOAST; Wetlands Restoration — Sep. 2, 2009

A High Tide Mystery off the Atlantic Coast

NOAA's Tides and Currents office is investigating the causes behind an unusually high tide in June that stretched from Maine to Florida.


We discuss an online interactive map from NOAA's Office of Coast Survey that provides a mind-blowing amount of near real-time weather forecasts and ocean surface observations for all of the U.S.

Texas Wetlands Restoration Project Completed

NOAA's Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program just completed shepherding a major coastal restoration project –- over 2,500 acres of wetlands -- near Port Arthur, Texas.