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Thunnus thynnus

What it’s like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen.

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California’s ocean

Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and peace of mind on real-time ocean data.

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A diary of dirt. Un cuento sobre el clima.

Our planet Earth lays down a record of its climate on the seafloor in certain parts of the world. All you have to do is know how to read it.

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Sounds of science

This is what happens when a team of educators and artists are set loose aboard an oceanographic research vessel, armed with an audio recorder and their imaginations.

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Scientists, teachers and artists, oh, my!

Right now, in the middle of the Pacific, a team of scientists, educators, animators and artists are hunkered down on a ship together. For two months straight. The idea is something big, and it’s not a reality TV show.

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Reflections

Ocean Gazing considers its past. And we invite you to be a part of its future.

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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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Accentuate the positive

Anyone can be a scientist, and the elementary schoolers of New Jersey can prove it. At Rutgers last April, their enthusiasm for ocean science was just frothing over.

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One world, one ocean: Part II

Xiamen sits on the southeast coast of China where dozens of high school and college students are rethinking how people should teach and learn about the oceans. It’s a wave of thought that might very well propagate.

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