Episodes

May Mini Episode - Updates, Email, and V.ECOP

May 28, 2021

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month!

National Science Foundation's Networked Blue Economy Ocean Accelerator

April 22, 2021

The NSF has launched an accelerator program - the Networked Blue Economy Convergence Accelerator, a $30 million grant program now open for team proposals. Teams with the best ideas receive an investment of up to $5.75M over three years. The teams also compete and collaborate to develop new sustain…

Ocean Policy Under the Biden Administration and Why There is Room to Hope

March 25, 2021

We speak with ocean policy experts Miriam Goldstein and Jean Flemma about what the Biden administration has already put on the table for the ocean, what is coming down the pipeline, and how people can get involved.

Ocean Lovin 2021 - The Sex Lives of Nudibranchs

Feb. 25, 2021

This episode of our running series on reproduction in the sea we take a deep dive into the sex lives of the tiny charismatic creatures, nudibranchs. Come learn about "sex balls," detachable sexual organs, and sexual cannibalism...

Ocean Lovin 2021 - Shipworms

Feb. 16, 2021

We speak with Dr. Reuben Shipway, a Research (Centre for Enzyme Innovation) and Teaching Fellow (Marine Biology) at the University of Portsmouth, and Adjunct Assistant Research Professor (Microbiology Department) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. His research focuses on biodegradati…

The United Nations Decade of the Ocean

Jan. 28, 2021

Andrew and Frances interview Taylor Goelz, the outgoing Knauss fellow who has been working on the UN decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development, a 10-year initiative to transform ocean science and more!

Black in Marine Science Week

Dec. 31, 2020

From November 29th to December 5th a new tradition was started. A digital event bringing together the Black in Marine Science Community in solidarity and togetherness. We interviewed one of the founders of the event and two up and coming members of the Black in Marine Science community to get their…

Diving with a Purpose and the Hunt for Sunken Slave Ships

Dec. 1, 2020

Of the over 12,000 ships making more than 40,000 voyages over 250 years of slave trade, hundreds sunk to the bottom of the ocean but barely a handful have been explored and cataloged. The Ocean Science Radio team sits down with members of Diving with a Purpose who are tasked with training volunteer…

Sharktober 2020 with Melissa Cristina Márquez

Oct. 29, 2020

It is October and the white sharks are flocking to the west coast again. It is time for the annual episodes highlighting the cool shark and elasmobranch stories, SHARKTOBER!

SeaTrec - Harnessing Energy from the Ocean

Sept. 28, 2020

You've heard of wave and tidal energy, but bobbing energy? Wha?

World Oceans Day 2020

June 8, 2020

A tour through some of the ocean stories that came up in 2019 for #WorldOceansDay

SunFish the Multifaceted Underwater Robot

May 28, 2020

From the Texas Hill Country, to underwater caves in Africa, the Arctic Ice Sheet, and even moons covered in icy oceans, the Sunfish is an exceptional Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with field proven Artificial Intelligence and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.

Deep Sea Mining and the Coronavirus

April 23, 2020

In this episode, we explore the relationship between renewable energy and our cell phones, the perpetually nascent deep-ocean mining industry, and the Coronavirus. We also learn how working together before the industry has started extracting resources that stakeholders, industry, and conservation i…

Ocean Lovin' 2020 - Sea Angels and Hagfish

March 12, 2020

Sea angels and Hagfish; two very interesting and very strange creatures. One we only recently captured footage of mating in the wild, the other is still a guess. Come learn about these fascinating freaky creatures and the motion of the ocean!

Ocean Lovin 2020 - Freshwater Mussels

Feb. 14, 2020

It's Valentine's Day and with it comes our next installment of the Ocean Lovin' series focusing on reproduction in the ocean. Join us this time as we highlight the insane "fishing" schemes of freshwater mussels.

Challenge of the Deep - the 60th Anniversary of Don Walsh's Trip to the Mariana Trench

Jan. 23, 2020

60 years ago today the Trieste made the historic trip to be the first manned vehicle to go to the deepest part of the ocean and come back up again. Join the team as we chat with Don Walsh who made the incredible journey.

Why DeOxygenation Terrifies Andrew to the Core

Dec. 12, 2019

The team speaks with Dr. Mandy Joye and Dr. Sylvia Earle about how climate change is impacting the open ocean's ability to hold oxygen and what it means for fisheries and the ocean as a whole.

Swimming in an Ocean of Plastics and Hauling it Out

Nov. 26, 2019

Plastics have contaminated our oceans, from microplastic to big honking pieces. Vicky and Andrew chat with someone who swam across the ocean to draw awareness to the issue and a woman who is launching a (hopefully) growing effort to remove unclaimed nets from the Pacific.