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The Ocean Doctor

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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.

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English


Episodes

The Ocean Doctor – GEORGE JETSON, MEET MOTHER NATURE – THE LATEST IN GREEN TECH AT CES 2012 LAS VEGAS

1/23/2012
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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 … Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:52:23


The Ocean Doctor – WHY DOLPHINS MUST BE FREED – A PLEA FROM RIC O’BARRY (“THE COVE”)

11/14/2011
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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 … Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:40:06


The Ocean Doctor – THE SECRET RIVER IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL

10/17/2011
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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 … Read more about this episode...

Duration: 01:04:53


The Ocean Doctor – HAVE WE SAVED THE WHALES?

9/26/2011
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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 … Read more about this episode...

Duration: 01:06:05


The Ocean Doctor – EATING OUR WAY OUT OF THE OCEAN’S PROBLEMS – A CHEF’S PE

8/15/2011
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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… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – 5TH PERIOD AT THE BOTTOM OF NEW YORK HARBOR

5/24/2011
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It’s a high school like no other, where you might be growing oysters during 3rd period and spend 5th period scuba diving at the bottom of New York Harbor. The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is a public high school whose mission is “built upon New York City’s maritime experience that instills in its students both the ethics and… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – THE FISH YOU’LL EAT TOMORROW

5/9/2011
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They are the maddening questions that haunt us when eating seafood: What fish is safe to eat? What fish is sustainable? Is farmed better than wild caught? Our guest is Marianne Cufone, now Executive Director of the Alliance for Sustainable Aquaponics, with sound advice on eating seafood and a glimpse of the fish and other food you’ll eat tomorrow. Also:… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – THE GENTLEMAN BIOLOGIST OF PIER 39

4/25/2011
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Take a walk out to the end of San Francisco’s Pier 39, and you’ll hear an interesting symphony of barking California sea lions and reactions of delight and amusement from droves of human onlookers. And if you’re lucky, you might also find the “Gentleman Biologist of Pier 39,” Tim Vogel, a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, who… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE

4/5/2011
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Our guest this week, the New England Aquarium’s penguin expert, Dyan deNapoli, “The Penguin Lady,” talks about her new book “The Great Penguin Rescue” with important lessons – and hope – for the desperate penguin rescue and rehabilitation efforts underway following the tragic oil spill at Nightingale Island in the South Atlantic. Also: An update on the rescue effort from… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – ABOARD THE CAPE TO CAPE EXPEDITION: DISASTER AT NIGHTING

3/22/2011
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The Prince Albert II finds itself in the middle of a rescue mission as its expedition team comes to the rescue of a cargo ship that has run aground at one of the most remote islands in the world, Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha island group, an area that is home to the second largest population of… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – ABOARD THE CAPE TO CAPE EXPEDITION: IN SHACKLETON’S FOOT

3/14/2011
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Join the Ocean Doctor aboard the Prince Albert II as he reports from the Cape to Cape Expedition, traveling from the tip of South America to the tip of South Africa. This week we follow Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps on South Georgia Island where he found rescue for his doomed Antarctic expedition. We also get up close – very close –… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – ABOARD THE CAPE TO CAPE EXPEDITION: USHUAIA & THE FALKLA

3/7/2011
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Join the Ocean Doctor aboard the Prince Albert II as he reports from the Cape to Cape Expedition, traveling from the tip of South America to the tip of South Africa. This week, we “land in a postcard” in beautiful Ushuaia, Argentina and encounter penguins and albatross in the beautiful Falkland Islands. Also: The second of a two-part look at… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – KRAKEN — UP CLOSE AND VERY PERSONAL WITH THE GIANT SQUID

2/28/2011
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Few animals provoke the imagination and wonder of the sea like the squid. The giant squid is thought to have been the basis of the myriad of sea monster tales that have been spun over the centuries. And while we now know more about these animals than ever before, there’s still an incredible amount of mystery remaining to be unveiled.… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – THE 21st CENTURY ZOO

2/21/2011
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Nearly 80 percent of Americans live in cities or urban areas. Their number one outdoor destination? The zoo. But today’s zoo has evolved far beyond the zoo we may remember from our childhood, toward being a major force in education, conservation and community leadership. Sharing his unique perspective on the vital role of the zoo is our guest, Dr. Stuart… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – CSI GOES DEEP

2/14/2011
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Crime Scene Investigation takes to the oceans with “Coral Reef CSI.” The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is now the home of the international Coral Reef CSI program. This new partnership will expand the field of coral reef forensic investigation in coral reef locations around the world, offering more protection to these valuable and fragile ecosystems. Our guest, Rick MacPherson, Interim… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – WHERE’S THE OIL NOW? WHAT’S THE GULF WORTH? THE TOUGH QU

2/7/2011
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We tap into the best and brightest at the National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington, DC to get answers to the tough questions. An interview with David Yoskowitz, Chair of Socioeconomics at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, with jaw-dropping statistics on what the Gulf is worth. What we all assumed about dispersants… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU ON THE GULF, HIS FATHER, AND OUR OC

1/31/2011
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Our special guest this week is Jean-Michel Cousteau, who leads Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation organization which he founded in 1999 to honor his father’s legacy to carry on his pioneering work in exploring, filming and protecting the oceans. Jean-Michel has produced over 80 films, received the Emmy and the Peabody Award among others. He was honored with… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – Saving Our Seas with an eBay Guitar: The Arts and Ocean

1/24/2011
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Like it or not, our kids are going to inherit an oiled Gulf and a troubled ocean, and their generation will ultimately have to deal with problems we’ve created. But how do we ensure they’re up to the challenge? If you listen to multimedia artist and conservationist Mark Holmes, reaching our kids through the arts is a powerful approach and… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – OCEANS ‘11: THE BP OIL SPILL COMMISSION SPEAKS – OCEAN I

1/17/2011
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The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its final report. What does it say and what are the lessons from this tragedy? The Ocean Doctor guides you through the highlights. Also: From The Ocean Foundation’s headquarters in Washington, DC, our panel of experts discusses other key ocean issues we should pay attention… Read more about this episode...

The Ocean Doctor – Lights, Camera, Walrus! From Beneath the Ice to the Big

1/10/2011
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Award-winning underwater cinematographer, Adam Ravetch works in one of the most unforgiving, hostile environments imaginable: Under the ice in the Arctic. And with camera in hand, he pursues some of the most elusive and dangerous Arctic life, including polar bears and walrus. The critically-acclaimed film, “Arctic Tale” narrated by Queen Latifah told the story of a polar bear cub and… Read more about this episode...
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