Artist, engineer, and Marine Mammal rescue volunteer, Doug Ross saw a need, and set out to fill it. In this presentation he shares his experience designing and developing "David Buoy," a streamlined tracking device to help rescuers track and assist whales trapped in fishing lines and other human debris.
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One World, One Ocean
BY CLAIRE FACKLER
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 25, 2013
Ocean for Life, created in reponse to the 9/11 attack, is an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding in the context that we are all connected by one ocean. Claire Fackler talks about the areas and goals of the program and how students learn to have a greater appreciation and respect for the ocean as well as others who are culturally different.
Life on the Great Barrier Reef
BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4
ON SEP 07, 2013
In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. Listen as he speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it.
"Presentation of the Day" on March 4, 2014.
Monsters of the Deep:Big and Small
BY ED MCGINLEY
@ VOL 5
ON OCT 28, 2014
Flagler professor Ed McGinley gives us a little insight at what we can find at the bottom of the ocean. From Dumbo octopus to bottom dwellers, there are more species at the bottom of the ocean than we can count. However, because of how we treat our trash, that ends up killing these uniqu looking creatures before we even get to discover them.
Highway 17 Wildlife Connectivity Project
BY AHIGA SNYDER
@ VOL 9
ON MAR 24, 2016
Wildlife Biologists Tanya Diamond and Ahíga Roger Snyder are working on solutions that make the road safer for wildlife and drivers alike. They partner with land trust organizations and local government and specialize in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.
They are currently working on solutions for Highway 17, which carries a substantial amount of commuter and vacation traffic between the Bay Area and Santa Cruz. The road cuts through the habitat of foxes, black-tailed deer, mountain lions, and many other species of wildlife.
Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean
BY ANDY DINSDALE
@ VOL 5
ON DEC 12, 2016
Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.
Crinoids & Meditation
BY ALAN PALMER
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 01, 2016
"I don't think about anything else...I'm just looking down and finding the beauty and meditating..."
In Crinoids & Meditation At PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 7, Alan Palmer talks about his journey in finding his meditative method through collecting crinoids, the fossils left behind by primordial marine organisms, on the shores of Lake Michigan. He also shares a brief history of these ancient sea creatures as well as the connection between his hobby and meditation in his life.