Down, down, down into the deep blue sea. Meet explorers like the real “Captain Nemo” – only one of two humans to have ventured 7 miles into the deep, hear about Cuba’s underwater mysteries and find out why the new green is blue. Only 5% of our oceans have been explored. The opportunity for adventure, research and knowledge seems unlimited, especially now with a new generation of mini-subs – and even a new, “wearable submarine”! Yet our oceans are dramatically over-fished, threatened by pollution – including the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill — and endangered by climate change’s evil twin – acid oceans. Join us for discovery, adventure and hope at the bottom of the sea.
The Ocean Doctor – GEORGE JETSON, MEET MOTHER NATURE – THE LATEST IN GREEN TECH AT CES 2012 LAS VEGAS
The Ocean Doctor finds himself in an unusual location for a marine biologist: The desert. We visit the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest trade show in the world, to bring you highlights of the latest in green technology, including smartphone apps that talk to your appliances and save energy; wind turbines for the home; next-generation LED lighting that beats the pants off of compact fluorescent bulbs; an amazing way to keep your gadgets from dying prematurely and ending up in landfills; and a Jetsons-like electric unicycle that can effortlessly take you to and from work.
The Ocean Doctor – WHY DOLPHINS MUST BE FREED – A PLEA FROM RIC O’BARRY (“THE COVE”)
He was the former trainer of the most famous dolphin of them all, Flipper. There were actually five “Flippers” in all, and when the most well-known of them all, Kathy, died in Ric O’Barry’s arms, he made the profound transition from training dolphins in captivity to combating the captivity industry. His work was featured in the Academy Award-winning film, The Cove (2009), which used covert techniques to expose the brutal dolphin hunt that persists in Taiji, Japan. Ric shares his powerful message with us. Also: What would you do if your nation was going to disappear off the face of the Earth? We get a dramatic answer from ten warrior dancers of the tiny Pacific coral atoll nation of Tokelau.
The Ocean Doctor – THE SECRET RIVER IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL
Just 18 blocks from the Capitol dome, a river teeming with American history and spectacular wildlife winds gently southward. But it’s not the well-known Potomac River that’s the subject of today’s show. This week, we dedicate our entire episode to a very special journey by boat down the secret river of the nation’s capital, a river called the Anacostia. Plying its waters is an eye-opening journey through our nation’s history and natural heritage. Our guide is James Foster, Executive Director of the Anacostia Watershed Society, a group whose leadership is pioneering the way for restoring this neglected river and providing hope for the other great rivers across the country.
The Ocean Doctor – HAVE WE SAVED THE WHALES?
It was a battle cry in the ‘60s and ‘70s -- “Save the Whales” bumper stickers reflected a burgeoning green movement and deep concern about the decimation of the world’s whale populations. But decades later, do the whales still need saving? The important answer and much more about whales – including his dramatic rescue of humpback whale, “Valentina” – from Michael Fishbach, co-founder and co-director of The Great Whale Conservancy. Also: The planet’s missing heat may be found; why you should NOT eat a ray to save the bay; and Happy Birthday, Greenpeace!
The Ocean Doctor – EATING OUR WAY OUT OF THE OCEAN’S PROBLEMS – A CHEF’S PERSPECTIVE
Our special guest is National Geographic Fellow and acclaimed chef, author, and speaker Barton Seaver, who seeks to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other through dinner. His new book is For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious Sustainable Cooking. If you’re not hungry, you will be by the end of this show! Also: A giant sea monster discovered in the UK and a close encounter with the largest animal that’s ever lived.
The Ocean Doctor – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S NEWEST EXPLORER
We visit National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, DC to meet the newest National Geographic “Explorer in Residence,” Dr. Enric Sala and his important work on the “Pristine Seas” program with expeditions to the last remaining pristine areas in the ocean. We also hear the incredible story of a humpback whale, rescued at the brink of death, that said “thank you” to its human rescuers. And we hear the tragic story of the loss of one of our colleagues in Cuba.
Great podcast from a true ambassador in the world of marine conservation. If this is an interest of yours, you must listen.
this is a really great podcast that you learn a lot from. david guggenheim explains everything great and gives you a good understanding of the ocean.