Ocean Gazing

Series produced by Ari Daniel

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Tracking the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of our seas.

Tracking the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of our seas.


52 Pieces

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Caption: Gary and Barb Kirkpatrick at the Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida., Credit: Lance Robson
Sometimes the ocean can be a threat to human health. Barb and Gary Kirkpatrick, a wife and husband scientist team, describe what they’re doing to n...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2009
  • Length: 09:10
Caption: Brunswick Acres Elementary School (Kendall Park, NJ) students Alec, Janani, Megha, Nikita, Pritha., Credit: J Benoff
Janice McDonnell and Jim Yoder describe the urgent need to translate ocean science into formal and informal educational opportunities across the co...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2009
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Google Earth is one of the many tools Glenn and Schofield use in their classes and for their research., Credit: Google
Scott Glenn and Oscar Schofield have a passion for creating the next generation of ocean explorers. In this episode, they’ll share their deep commi...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2009
  • Length: 10:56
Caption: A glider about to begin its journey in the Atlantic Ocean from the Jersey shore., Credit: Coastal Ocean Observation Lab
Oscar Schofield and Scott Glenn pilot underwater robots all over the world, sampling the ocean half a world away and saving lives in the process, b...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2009
  • Length: 10:50
Caption: Huijie Xue smiles when her virtual ocean model matches what the real ocean is doing., Credit: Jim Campbell
Huijie Xue forecasts the underwater weather of the Gulf of Maine: its temperature, its salinity, and its currents. And a lot of people are tuning in.

  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 09:22
Caption: Cyberinfrastructure allows online access of underwater observations to anyone in the world in real time.
John Orcutt and Frank Vernon are wiring the ocean to the Internet. And their goal is to let anyone anywhere tap into the vast data stores.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2009
  • Length: 08:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kelly Benoit-Bird adjusting the sonar before beginning her experiment., Credit: Nick Kelsh
Kelly Benoit-Bird works on all kinds of ocean animals ranging from zooplankton to whales. And ocean observatories could make her science even more ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2009
  • Length: 07:15
Caption: Chris Martens getting ready to 'splash' and dive 50 feet underwater to live in the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory for a 10-day mission., Credit: Mark Hulsbeck
Chris Martens is alarmed by the global disappearance of corals. To learn more, he lives at the bottom of the ocean on Conch Reef off Key Largo, Flo...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2009
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: Rob Olson and Heidi Sosik developed an automated underwater microscopic camera that takes photographs of phytoplankton in the ocean., Credit: Tom Kleindinst, WHOI
Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson describe how a shared frustration led them to develop a special underwater camera that takes pictures of tiny cells in th...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2009
  • Length: 10:02
Caption: John Delaney directs the Regional Scale Nodes ocean observatory program at the University of Washington, where he also serves as Professor of Oceanography., Credit: UWTV and the NEPTUNE Program
Welcome to the first episode of Ocean Gazing. We'll look at, listen to and touch the ocean to unpack its secrets. On this program, we’ll hear fro...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2009
  • Length: 07:20
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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 fi...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:03
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Caption: The Antarctica locals.
The temperature in Antarctica is rising, and Hugh Ducklow is watching an entire ecosystem change before his eyes. What happens if the ice just keep...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:54
Caption: Offshore wind farm, Denmark.
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 w...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: An Autosub keeps track of all kinds of features in the ocean, and Gwyn Griffiths oversees their design and science.
Autosubs look like giant yellow torpedoes. They cruise the ocean silently. But they’re watching, listening, probing, and measuring everything as th...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: The viz wall at MIT, a programmable canvas used to examine large images and movies of the Earth. , Credit: Mick Follows.
Sometimes understanding the vastness of the ocean means understanding the wee strands of DNA packed into the tiniest of cells, and how that DNA giv...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 08:36
Caption: The star of the show is RU27, the underwater glider that's cruising from New Jersey to Spain.
Rutgers University students are piloting one tiny, yellow, torpedo-shaped glider across the Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to Spain. The journey is...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 07:40
Caption: Debbie Steinberg studies Antarctic zooplankton - the tiny drifting animals of the sea.
Climate change is impacting even one of the most remote places on Earth: Antarctica. Krill numbers are down, salp numbers are way up, and the entir...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:00
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Twenty years ago, an environmental disaster rocked Prince William Sound in Alaska. Today, a team assembled from science, government and beyond is t...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:43
Caption: One of three vessels involved with the Sound Predictions project, the Auklet arrives on station to sample the temperature and salinity of Prince William Sound. Credit: Ian Robbins.  Snapshot of sea surface temperature simulated by the model discussed in t, Credit: Ian Robbins.
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 i...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 09:22
Caption: If you live in the USA, you release (on average) 122 pounds of CO2 into the air every day. And a good amount of that is entering our oceans.
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. ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 09:43
  • Purchases: 2