Discipline: Biology

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.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/08/og41.mp3]

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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.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/06/og37.mp3]

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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.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/05/og36.mp3]

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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.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/03/og29.mp3]

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Adroitly adrift

Little floats with GPS units are coursing all over the eastern seaboard, and they’re rousing community college students and lobstermen from bed at the earliest of hours.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/02/og28.mp3]

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A green ocean

What color would you paint the oceans on our planet? Blue? Try green. At least that’s what a NASA satellite 450 miles above our heads is telling us to do.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2010/01/og25.mp3]

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Keeping watch on a changing ocean

When the tiniest of particles settle onto the deepest of ocean bottoms, they can have the biggest of influences. Fisheries collapse. Tsunamis. Ecosystem shifts. But how do you look at the ocean’s entire vertical swath at once?
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/12/og23.mp3]

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The final frontier

The Inner Space Center makes visiting the bottom of the ocean easier than going to the store. And by using some of the newest technology available, it’s allowing us to study our most ancient past.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/10/og20.mp3]

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Clearing a carbon catastrophe

We’re letting loose tons — literally — of carbon dioxide into our skies each day. And a good amount of that CO2 is finding its way into the ocean. Scientists from all over the world are rolling up their sleeves to try to avoid a global disaster.
[audio:http://coseenow.net/podcast/files/2009/10/og19.mp3]

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