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Oysters: Nature’s Vacuum Cleaners

Harriet Booth, NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA Have you ever seen or eaten an oyster? How is it different from a clam? Did you know they can filter 1.3 gallons of water per hour and are often put in bays and salt water ponds to clean up…

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Deep and Creepy: Things that go Bump in the Deep Sea

Kasey Cantwell, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research in Silver Spring, MD A special Halloween edition of NOAA Live! – “Creatures of the Deep” will explore the fascinatingly creepy creatures of the deep ocean. Join us to learn more about the unique animals that exist in the deep sea and the different adaptations that…

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Exploring the Ocean Seafloor: Underwater Volcanoes and their Habitats

Colleen Hoffman, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle, WA Come learn about the explosive world of underwater volcanoes! Alien looking organisms, robots and submarines, and eruptions are all part of the fun in studying these systems 10,000-13,000 feet below sea level. Narrated by a marine…

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Blue Blood, Green Eggs, and Red Knots: The amazing story of the horseshoe crab

Chris Petrone, NOAA’s Delaware Sea Grant in Lewes, DE About 20 million years ago, the horseshoe crab, as we know it today, evolved. Members of Family Limulidae, which include four extant species of horseshoe crabs, have relatives—the trilobites—that existed on Earth over 500 million years ago! In North America, just one species of horseshoe crabs…

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Coastal Marshland in My Texas Backyard

Nikki Fitzgerald, NOAA’s Texas Sea Grant in Anahuac, TX Let’s explore Nikki’s backyard coastal marsh together in the ‘Alligator Capital of Texas’! She will take us on a journey while kayaking or riding on the back of a marsh buggy. Have you ever heard a baby alligator chirp before? No worries, Nikki will let you…

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Sharks Make Sense

Chris Flight, NOAA’s Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Dauphin Island, AL Sharks are some of the most successful predators in the ocean. There are hundreds of different species that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered what makes them so good at what they…

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Explore the World with NOAA’s Fun, New App

Hilary Peddicord and Beth Russell, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratories in Boulder, CO The SOS Explorer™ free mobile app animates the world right on your smartphone. As a pocket-size version of NOAA’s Science On a Sphere®, this free app invites you to zoom in on specific interests, from the squiggly warm and cold lines of…

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Swimming Upstream with River Herring

with Abigail Archer, NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA Most fish live only in freshwater or only in saltwater, but some special fish can swim back and forth between both! How do they do it? Why do they do it? Tune in to learn the answers and meet…

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Onward and Downward! Exploring the Deep Ocean

Catalina Martinez, NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research (OER) in Narragansett, RI The world ocean is essential to all life on earth, covers more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, drives global weather patterns, regulates temperature, and is a bridge that connects all continents. Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of…

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Marine Mammals in Our Backyard

Grace Simpkins, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Whales are among the largest and oldest animals on earth and belong to a group of marine mammals called cetaceans. Seals are known to be the clowns of the sea and belong to a group of marine mammals called pinnipeds.…

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