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The Natural Laboratory explores science at Bay Area National Parks – especially Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument. In each episode we discover how researchers are solving mysteries of the natural world in our parks. Visit http://www.nps.gov/pore/, http://www.nps.gov/goga/, http://www.sfnps.org/pcslc, and http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfan/ for more information about the parks and programs featured in this podcast. The music used in this podcast is by Ocean Alexander. It is used under a Creative Commons license.

The Natural Laboratory explores science at Bay Area National Parks – especially Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument. In each episode we discover how researchers are solving mysteries of the natural world in our parks. Visit http://www.nps.gov/pore/, http://www.nps.gov/goga/, http://www.sfnps.org/pcslc, and http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfan/ for more information about the parks and programs featured in this podcast. The music used in this podcast is by Ocean Alexander. It is used under a Creative Commons license.
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The Natural Laboratory explores science at Bay Area National Parks – especially Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument. In each episode we discover how researchers are solving mysteries of the natural world in our parks. Visit http://www.nps.gov/pore/, http://www.nps.gov/goga/, http://www.sfnps.org/pcslc, and http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfan/ for more information about the parks and programs featured in this podcast. The music used in this podcast is by Ocean Alexander. It is used under a Creative Commons license.

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Episodes

Birds on the go: Climate change and California's feathered friends

9/9/2010
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Diana Stralberg is an ecologist with PRBO Conservation Science. Listen as she talks about how climate change is affecting the distribution and behavior of California's birds.

Duration:00:05:23

Death Cap Mushrooms at Point Reyes National Seashore

1/26/2010
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Benjamin Wolfe, a graduate student at Harvard, discusses his research on the invasion of Death Cap Mushrooms at Point Reyes.

Duration:00:05:06

New Findings about Great White Sharks of the North Pacific

1/12/2010
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Scot Anderson, a local Great White Shark researcher, describes new findings from his and his colleagues tagging research off Point Reyes National Seashore.

Duration:00:05:04

Climate Change's impact on the California Coast - Part 2

12/15/2009
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Dr. Frank Schwing, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shares his findings about how climate change has been affecting the California Current and the ecosytem that depends on it.

Duration:00:04:22

Climate Change's impact on the California Coast - Part 1

12/15/2009
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Dr. Frank Schwing, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shares his findings about how climate change has been affecting the California Current and the ecosytem that depends on it.

Duration:00:04:56

Fishing for the Humboldt Squid

11/24/2009
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Join a team of researchers as they search for the Humboldt Squid to learn why they have moved to the northeast Pacific and what effect they might have on the local ecosystem.

Duration:00:05:16

What's in a Seal?

7/17/2009
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Join a team of researchers as they round up young seals in Tomales Bay and learn more about the animals that call this sanctuary home.

Duration:00:06:28

Park Science Day

1/30/2009
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Join park scientists and rangers at the Bay Model in Sausalito for a veritable buffet of park science projects in the San Francisco Bay Area Network of national parks.

Duration:00:06:45

White Sharks of the Northern Pacific

12/15/2008
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Join the search for one of the ocean’s great hunters--the white shark. In this episode, we join a team of shark researchers off the tip of Tomales Point as they study this mysterious predator.

Duration:00:07:09

Paleotsunami at Point Reyes

8/17/2007
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Can Liam Reidy find evidence for a huge tsunami in central California? In this episode, we paddle to the middle of Abbotts Lagoon to hunt for evidence of the Cascadia earthquake paleotsunami of 1700 in the lagoon mud.

Duration:00:05:00

Tracking the Coho Salmon

8/17/2007
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In this episode, we learn how biologists in the Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service are keeping an eye out for stream fish hidden in coastal streams. Come electrofish with park biologists!

Duration:00:04:12