• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Climate Change: Multimedia Presentations

On this page you will find a number of The Natural Laboratory multimedia presentations that discuss some of the impacts of climate change and what Point Reyes National Seashore is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.

 

Listen to the Declining fog in coastal California? podcast - 5:27 minutes (6,405 KB mp3)
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Watch the Burning Ancient Life: The Geology of an Oil Reserve Soundslides presentation - September 22, 2011 - 4:40 minutes (~9.5 MB)
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Listen to the podcast - 4:40 minutes (5,478 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (64 KB PDF)
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Listen to the Ocean Acidification: Where will all the seashells go? podcast - 8:46 minutes (10,288 KB mp3)
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Watch the An Underground Answer to Greenhouse Gasses Soundslides presentation - October 19, 2010 - 5:36 minutes (~10.7 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,266 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (63 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Birds on the go: Climate change and California's feathered friends Soundslides presentation - September 9, 2010 - 5:24 minutes (~10.5 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,062 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (64 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Sustainability at Point Reyes National Seashore Soundslides presentation - September 9, 2010 - 5:23 minutes (~9 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,042 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (65 KB PDF)

 
Frank Schwing with a lighthouse in the background. Image courtesy of NOAA

Listen to the Exploring how Climate Change is impacting the California Coast podcast - December 15, 2009
Part 1 - 4:56 minutes (5,789 KB mp3)
Part 2 - 4:22 minutes (5,122 KB mp3)
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Read the transcripts
Part 1 (65 KB PDF) / Part 2 (62 KB PDF)

 

Watch the Fishing for the Humboldt Squid Soundslides presentation - November 24, 2009 - 5:16 minutes (~9.2 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (6,189 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (67 KB PDF)

 

Did You Know?

Purple ochre sea star

In addition to raising sea levels and temperatures, the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing ocean chemistry by reducing the pH of the ocean. This decreased pH reduces the availability of minerals which marine organisms use to build shells and reef structures. More...