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A rockfish reserve

An unusual partnership is brewing in the waters off Southern Oregon, and it might just make all the difference for a group of magnificent little fish.

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Only one ocean

Steve Van Zandt goes by Solar Steve when he’s writing songs and performing with the Banana Slug String Band. The group’s based in Santa Cruz, California, and they make music about science and conservation.

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MBARI: A seaside sequel

The waters off Monterey, California are rich fodder for scientists and educators alike. And MBARI’s just the place to forge the collaborative connections between those two groups.

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A field of green

The thinnest blanket of life fans out just beneath the ocean’s surface. For Margaret McManus, that blanket means an insatiable curiosity and some very late nights at sea.

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Music from the bottom of the food chain

Guess what kind of organism this is: There are billions of them in every bucket of the salty sea, some of them glow, and some are responsible for killing more people every year than sharks. Give up? Have a listen.

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Liquid light

Pour light into liquid, keep a detector at the ready, and what do you get? Opportunities to keep constant track of the chemical and biological brew frothing in the ocean.

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A 60-ton wake up call

Playing female right whale calls into the water, researcher Susan Parks suddenly finds herself at the center of attention of a group of males.

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Antarctica melting

Climate change is impacting even one of the most remote places on Earth: Antarctica. Krill numbers are down, salp numbers are way up, and the entire food web down there is in the balance.

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Dungeons and Darwins

Sometimes understanding the vastness of the ocean means understanding the wee strands of DNA packed into the tiniest of cells, and how that DNA gives those cells some very special abilities.

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Penguins in the hot seat

The temperature in Antarctica is rising, and Hugh Ducklow is watching an entire ecosystem change before his eyes. What happens if the ice just keeps on melting?

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