Ocean News

The Oceans Get Naked

24th August 2010

Cambridge University based The Naked Scientists have just launched Naked Oceans, a great new podcast devoted to marine science sponsored by Save Our Seas. They’re off to a strong start, with episodes focusing on climate change and oil spills already available for free online and through iTunes:

The problem of oil spills
To launch this brand new podcast series, Naked Oceans ventures beneath the waves to investigate the impacts of oil spills on the marine environment. We hunt down the hidden world of microbes in Louisiana wetlands, trace the fingerprint of oil in the open oceans, and discuss the likely fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And 14 years on, we meet some of the survivors of the Sea Empress Oil Spill in the Welsh coast. And we invite Carl Safina to choose our first Critter of the Month. Listen now

Climate change and the Oceans
Join us as we dive into the science of climate change in the oceans. What changes are we already seeing, what affects are they having on marine life, and what are the prospects for the future? We call in on the Arctic and the Antarctic to find out what’s going on in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans, and we meet some extraordinary critters from the bottom of the sea at the bottom of the world. Listen now

You can easily stay up to date with the latest episodes by subscribing (for free!) here. Click here to learn more about Naked Oceans, or download the full press release.