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New technologies – and a dash of whale poop – help scientists monitor whale health

October 04, 2016

 A lot of people think what Leigh Torres has done this summer and fall would qualify her for a spot on one of those “World’s Worst Jobs” lists. After all, the Oregon State University marine ecologist follows gray whales from a small inflatable boat in the rugged Pacific Ocean and waits for them to, well, poop. 

Link: New technologies – and a dash of whale poop – help scientists monitor whale health

Girl Scouts VP Melissa Baffa to Explore the Ocean Aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus August 1- 14, 2016

July 21, 2016

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast Get to Explore STEM Careers Aboard the E/V Nautilus in San Pedro July 23rd and in San Francisco August 17th.

Link: Girl Scouts VP Melissa Baffa to Explore the Ocean Aboard Dr. Robert Ballard’s Exploration Vessel Nautilus August 1- 14, 2016

NOAA looks for answers in the mysterious Mariana Trench

May 08, 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking a three-month investigation of one of the most mysterious places on Earth: the Mariana Trench.

Link: NOAA looks for answers in the mysterious Mariana Trench

Deep sea sounds on Radio New Zealand's This Way Up

March 11, 2016

The first audio recordings taken at the deepest point of of the world's oceans reveal that the noises humans make on the surface can penetrate to depths of over 10 kilometres. A team from the US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has returned from the Challenger Deep trough in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean with their findings.

Link: Deep sea sounds on Radio New Zealand's This Way Up

Ocean’s deepest spot a noisy place, Oregon scientists find

March 03, 2016

The deepest spot on Earth is a surprisingly noisy place, scientists from Oregon discovered when they lowered a hydrophone almost seven miles below the ocean surface into the Challenger Deep. Listen to what they found.

Link: Ocean’s deepest spot a noisy place, Oregon scientists find

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