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Ocean Currents is hosted by Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary on KWMR, community radio for West Marin in Northern California. The show hosts ocean experts about research, management issues, natural history, and stewardship associated with marine environment, especially in our National Marine Sanctuaries.

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    • Natural Sciences

Ocean Currents is hosted by Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary on KWMR, community radio for West Marin in Northern California. The show hosts ocean experts about research, management issues, natural history, and stewardship associated with marine environment, especially in our National Marine Sanctuaries.

    Looking upstream for solutions to reduce marine debris and carbon emissions: Recycling 101

    Looking upstream for solutions to reduce marine debris and carbon emissions: Recycling 101

    Recycling and reducing waste is a significant way to reduce the threat of marine debris and reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to a warming planet.

    • 49 min
    Helping Kelp on the Northcoast of California

    Helping Kelp on the Northcoast of California

    With an unprecedented loss of kelp coverage on the Marin/Sonoma coast, the State Fish and Wildlife and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary worked with experts to create a plan to understand the issue more and look to ways to protect and restore this vital habitat to the best of our abilities.

    • 48 min
    More Sex in the Sea!

    More Sex in the Sea!

    Lets hear it for Sex! Its the one thing that needs to happen to sustain our ocean and Dr. Marah J Hardt tells us some wild tales from beneath the waves. Deep sea worms, argonauts and more! (biological terms, but clean language!)

    • 40 min
    Hope for People and the Ocean

    Hope for People and the Ocean

    The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco gave a lecture titled Hope for People and the Ocean at the SF State Estuary and Ocean Science Center in November, 2018. Listen in to hear about how policies have worked to bring overfished fisheries back and how new collaborations bring natural and social scientists together to focus on problems facing the ocean. Positively Ocean at the end focuses on how elephant seals have rebounded and how the Point Reyes National Seashore is working to protect them and humans from their presence on beaches.

    • 57 min
    Do open ocean cleanups address our growing ocean trash problem effectively and California's new straw law!

    Do open ocean cleanups address our growing ocean trash problem effectively and California's new straw law!

    Guests: Dr. Denise Hardesty of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Lisa Kaas Boyle
    Learn about the latest research about the accumulating marine debris problem in our global ocean. Do open ocean cleanup efforts effectively address the issue? On the second half of the show, learn about the new Straw law in California.

    • 44 min
    Part one: Reef Safe Sunscreen, what you need to know! Part two: natural history intensive on local beach ecology; sandhoppers, shrinking beaches, kelp and more!

    Part one: Reef Safe Sunscreen, what you need to know! Part two: natural history intensive on local beach ecology; sandhoppers, shrinking beaches, kelp and more!

    Part one: Dr. Craig Downs of the Haereticus Environmental Laboratory talks about the devastating findings about coral reef loss and the contribution of sunscreen chemicals to that loss, find out what these chemicals are and how to avoid them when protecting yourself from the sun. Part two: Marin/Sonoma beaches are among the finest in the world with beauty, ruggedness and biological diversity! Dr. Karina Nielsen of the Estuary and Ocean Science Center at SF State University shares her knowledge about what most of us don't notice on beaches.

    • 54 min

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Amy P, Bristol ,

UK fan

Love listening to ocean currents, a real treat each month, with such a wide variety of interesting content! Thank you for sharing this with everyone 😊

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