National Science Education Standard: F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives Grades 9 to 12

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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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The poetry of our planet

The ocean is teeming with life, chemistry, water masses, and – believe it or not – poetry. In our 50th and final (for now) episode of Ocean Gazing, we consider the poems of our seas.

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Slick of oil

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasted three months. In July 2010, the wellhead was capped, and the oil finally stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. But the repercussions and the science? They’re far from over.

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A river runs through it all

The Columbia River of northwest Oregon is just caked with stories along its twists and bends. Stories of a natural system and a human system in coexistence, though sometimes uncomfortably so.

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The Prince’s Predictions, Part II

Predicting how an entire body of water circulates is no easy task. To do it in Prince William Sound up in Alaska, it took 3 ships, teams deployed in the field and in the lab, and a real balance between work and play.

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The Prince’s Predictions, Part I

Twenty years ago, an environmental disaster rocked Prince William Sound in Alaska. Today, a team assembled from science, government and beyond is trying to help make sure it never happens again.

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A gust of energy

A lot of people are talking about capturing the wind’s energy. But Jim Miller’s pointed his ears underwater, and it turns out that harnessing the wind kicks up a different kind of pollution.

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An internet portal into the ocean

Welcome to the first episode of Ocean Gazing, a podcast where we
look at, listen to and touch the ocean to unpack its secrets. On this week’s program, we’ll hear from University of Washington oceanography professor John Delaney.

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