oceans http://kuow.org en What's Killing Clams? Solve This Low Tide Mystery http://kuow.org/post/whats-killing-clams-solve-low-tide-mystery <p>One of the lowest tides of the year this weekend revealed a "crime scene" at the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:16:35 +0000 Joshua McNichols 38188 at http://kuow.org What's Killing Clams? Solve This Low Tide Mystery Combating Algae One Dollar At A Time http://kuow.org/post/combating-algae-one-dollar-time Millions of dollars in new funding to help combat harmful algae in Oregon and throughout the country are just a presidential pen stroke away.<p>Toxic algae blooms contributed to closing some of <a href="https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Archive/Documents/2013-Bloom-Season-Recap.pdf" title="algae blooms">Oregon’s lake, ponds and reservoirs</a> for a combined total of more than 700 days in 2013 alone.<p>Tawnya Peterson, who works at the Institute of Environmental Health at Oregon Health & Science University, said that on the coast, algae often sev Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:06:04 +0000 Devan Schwartz 36877 at http://kuow.org Combating Algae One Dollar At A Time U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan http://kuow.org/post/us-offshore-wind-energy-area-would-nearly-double-under-new-plan A large swath of the Atlantic Ocean could soon be used to generate electricity, as a U.S. agency proposes opening more than 1,000 square miles of ocean to wind energy projects. The area is off the coast of Massachusetts, which has been working on the proposal with federal officials.<p>The area under consideration is near the region where parcels for offshore wind farms were <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/02/207308203/sold-first-parcels-auctioned-for-future-offshore-wind-farms">auctioned off last year</a>, in what one U.S. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36595 at http://kuow.org U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge' http://kuow.org/post/deep-underground-oceans-water-may-be-trapped-crystal-sponge Science teachers may have to add a whole new layer to the <a href="http://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html">water cycle</a>.<p>Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface.<p>The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth's water may have come from within, rather than from collisions with large, icy comets.<p>The water is trapped in a blue mineral called ringwoodite that sits in the mantle, a hot, rocky layer between the Earth's crust and outer core. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:27:00 +0000 editor 36437 at http://kuow.org Bath Toys, Nikes Wash Ashore; Oceanographer Worries Radiation Will Too http://kuow.org/post/bath-toys-nikes-wash-ashore-oceanographer-worries-radiation-will-too <p>In 1990, a cargo container dropped 80,000 Nike sneakers overboard. The shoes washed ashore for the next decade.</p><p>Two years later, in 1992, another container in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean accidentally released 29,000 bathtub toys. They continue to float to land. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:15:24 +0000 Steve Scher 21806 at http://kuow.org Bath Toys, Nikes Wash Ashore; Oceanographer Worries Radiation Will Too Bugs, Bill Nye And Flotsam http://kuow.org/post/bugs-bill-nye-and-flotsam <p><strong>Sue Hubbell: Author, Beekeeper And Bug Lover</strong></p><p></p><p>Sue Hubbell is the author of many books on entomology, including “A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them.” She wrote for The New Yorker,&nbsp;Smithsonian and Time. Steve Scher talked with Hubbell back in 1993 about the many reasons to appreciate bugs.</p><p><strong>Bill Nye On Getting People Interested In Science</strong></p><p></p><p>Bill Nye, forever dubbed The Science Guy, is an author, comedian, scientist and former television host. Though his Disney/PBS show, "Bill Nye The Science Guy<em>,</em>" is long off air, his legacy as a science educator lives on. Many people can still remember this tune "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bebSxF0rr5I">Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill!</a>" Dave Beck talked with Nye in 1993, the first year his television show aired.</p><p><strong>Flotsam With Curtis Ebbesmeyer: The Secret Life Of Ocean Debris </strong></p><p></p><p>Oceans are full of many mysterious things, some of which make their way to shore. Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks the debris that makes its way around the world. Steve Scher talked with Ebbesmeyer back in 2003 about the many objects — plastic ducks, glass balls, tires — that show up on our beaches and what that tells us about our oceans.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18564 at http://kuow.org Bugs, Bill Nye And Flotsam Research Cruise Investigates 'Lock Zone' Of Dangerous Offshore Fault http://kuow.org/post/research-cruise-investigates-lock-zone-dangerous-offshore-fault <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062813TB_QuakeCruise_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>This week a research ship is retrieving dozens of seismometers that have spent the last year on the ocean floor off the Northwest coast. Earthquake scientists hope the data they're about to get will shed more light on the structure of the offshore Cascadia fault zone. That plate boundary will be the source of the Big One whenever it rips.<p>Ship-to-shore video shows how researchers are using a remotely guided submarine to pluck armored seismometers off the Pacific Ocean floor. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:04:22 +0000 Tom Banse 15884 at http://kuow.org Research Cruise Investigates 'Lock Zone' Of Dangerous Offshore Fault Behind The Scenes With SPD's Bomb Unit http://kuow.org/post/behind-scenes-spds-bomb-unit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Investigators are trying to piece together&nbsp;this week's bombings at the Boston Marathon. What clues are they looking for? How are bombs detected and disarmed? Seattle Police Department explosives experts Randy Curtis and Craig Williamson join us with an inside look. Call with your questions to 206.543.5869.</span></p><p><br><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">VIDEO: </span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Watch Dennis the </span>SPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bomb Dog In Action</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11548 at http://kuow.org Behind The Scenes With SPD's Bomb Unit Four Rowers Survive Boat Capsize In The Atlantic http://kuow.org/post/four-rowers-survive-boat-capsize-atlantic <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four men were attempting to set a world record by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean this weekend. Their plans were thwarted when their boat capsized. Seventy-two days of journey culminated in hours and hours of trying to right their capsized boat.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 23:59:33 +0000 The Conversation with Ross Reynolds 11042 at http://kuow.org Four Rowers Survive Boat Capsize In The Atlantic Can We Bring Back The Oceans Of The Past? http://kuow.org/post/can-we-bring-back-oceans-past <p>Think you’ve seen a healthy ocean in your lifetime? You probably haven’t. National Geographic's explorer-in-residence <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/enric-sala/">Dr. Enric Sala</a> studies marine ecosystems to understand the past and present ocean, and to plan for the future. He also works to protect pristine seas that still exist. How are the world's oceans doing? And what can be done to reverse the damage? We’ll find out what’s missing from the ocean landscape.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6571 at http://kuow.org Can We Bring Back The Oceans Of The Past?