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An oceanic news and research podcast. Find out what's happening in our oceans with us: Nick, Allie, and Raye!
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Raye and Nick are back talking some good and bad news. Raye discusses a recent article by National Geographic on climate change advancing arctic viruses and Nick brings some good news from New Zealand along with some very interesting works in the UK and among corals. 
In this interview episode Allie and Raye speak with two member's of the Cyan Planet team, Julia Jung and Tom Sanborn. Cyan Planet is an immersive media (think virtual reality) organization that focuses on marine conservation and science communication. Imagine being underwater and a dolphin, but also in a comfortable chair very much on land and able to breathe. That will soon be a possibility.Follow along with Cyan Planet's work on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
In this episode (recorded on Halloween) we focus on the deep sea (spooooky). Allie shares some research on bioluminescent organisms in the benthic zone (the floor) of the deep sea and Nick plugs some great deep sea networks and news organizations. He also shares some recent news about the continuing environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the lack of monitoring almost a decade after the disaster.Be sure to check out:INDEEP (International network for scientific investigation of deep-sea ecosystems) DOSI (Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative): http://www.indeep-project.org/Deep Sea News: https://www.deepseanews.com/
Just be better!

Just be better!

2019-10-2500:16:23

In this episode Nick is back from the dead to tell us that research works, even if it's only to tell bad news, and to inform us on the latest in publishing scandals with Science on a paper about Microplastics. Raye is also in to give you the low-down on some ocean literature, news, and events. Enjoy!CORRECTION: Nick means to say NAS the National Academy of Sciences is a government mandated monopoly, not AAAS. Apologies for the confusion. Acronyms!
Make shrimp lobster again

Make shrimp lobster again

2019-10-1800:17:17

Allie shares some cool deep sea exploration finds and what's going on with sawfish, and Raye lays down what shrimp you should be eating and not eating. 
Allie and Raye interview their colleague Sarah Carr in this special interview episode. Sarah Carr is the editor of The Skimmer as well as the coordinator for the EBM Tools Network. Sarah shares how she got into marine science and what the latest lead article of The Skimmer is all about. 
No touchy the sharky

No touchy the sharky

2019-10-0400:12:57

In this episode Allie and Raye discuss a recent photo shared by the Ocean Cleanup Project and why it's causing some well deserved Twitter outrage  then tell you all to do the supposedly obvious and leave great white sharks alone. 
Control your butts

Control your butts

2019-09-2700:13:01

Allie shares some recent research about cigarette butt pollution. Raye continues the talk about trash and spills the tea about plastic in our tea and in our sea ice. She also shares an opportunity to volunteer in Antarctica studying microplastic. 
Too much carbon!

Too much carbon!

2019-09-2000:11:34

Raye brings up America's first planned offshore aquaculture set-up and Nick discusses a recent article on the Lyme Bay MPA.  The two also celebrate a huge accomplishment for MarXiv!
Raye is back! In this episode Raye describes some freshwater news on plastics in the Great Lakes and the loss of large freshwater animals, while Nick gives you some happy news about California's MPA system! 
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