Multimedia Presentations: The Natural Laboratory

The Natural Laboratory is a series of pod-casts, videos, audio-slide shows, and other multimedia presentations produced by Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center Science Communication Interns exploring science from Bay Area National Parks.
 
Audio slideshows and Podcasts
 
California Sea Otters. Image courtesy of Joe Robertson/Wikimedia.

Watch the California Sea Otters: A Gap in the Point Reyes Ecosystem Soundslides presentation October 10, 2012 - 5:13 minutes (~10.3 MB)
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Listen to the podcast - 5:13 minutes (6,127 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (64 KB PDF)
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Download the transcript (60 KB PDF).

 
Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Listen to the Declining fog in coastal California? podcast - 5:27 minutes (6,405 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (63 KB PDF)
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Watch the...

 
 
A researcher searching under intertidal rocks for the endangered Black Abalone. Credit: NPS/Kari Eckdahl. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the Searching for the Endangered Black Abalone in Northern California Soundslides presentation - February 15, 2012 - 4:33 minutes (~10.3 MB)
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Listen to the podcast - 4:33 minutes (5,342 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (63 KB PDF)
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Watch the...

 
 
Micro algae. Image courtesy Julie Kuo. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

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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Watch the...

 
 
Thumbnail for The Natural Laboratory's "Ocean Acidification: Where will all the seashells go?" presentation- May 12, 2011. Image is of a spiral of sand dollars on a black background. Image by Cassandra Brooks. Click on image to download the podcast.

Listen to the Ocean Acidification: Where will all the seashells go? podcast - 8:46 minutes (10,288 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (68 KB PDF)
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Watch the...

 
 
Bubblegum coral. Image courtesy NOAA/MBARI. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the Deep-water Corals of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Soundslides presentation - January 5, 2011 - 4:43 minutes (~10 MB)
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Download the video (46,335 KB mov) for viewing with QuickTime.
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Listen to the podcast (5,544 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (62 KB PDF)

 
Soil horizon with shovel on the left. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

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)

 
Acorn Woodpecker. Photo courtesy of Gary Kramer/USFWS. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

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)

 
Photovoltaic panels on Point Reyes National Seashore's Administration building.  Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

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)

 
Gloved finger pointing at Olympia oysters. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the Understanding the ecology of native Olympia oysters in Tomales Bay Soundslides presentation - January 29, 2010 - 5:43 minutes (~12.2 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (6,706 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (65 KB PDF)

 
Deadly Mushrooms. Image Courtesy of Farlow Library of Cryptogamic Botany. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the Death Cap Mushrooms at Point Reyes National Seashore Soundslides presentation - January 26, 2010 - 5:06 minutes (~10 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (5,987 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (62 KB PDF)

 
White Shark © Scot Anderson. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the New Findings about Great White Sharks of the North Pacific Soundslides presentation - January 12, 2010 - 5:04 minutes (~8.5 MB)
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Listen to the podcast (6,720 KB mp3)
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Read the transcript (66 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)

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Humboldt Squid. Image courtesy of MBARI.  Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

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)

 
Tidewater Goby. Image courtesy of Mason Cummings/PRNSA. Click on this image to view the Soundslides presentation.

Watch the The Return of the Tidewater Goby Soundslides presentation - November 9, 2009 - 2:26 minutes (~4.1 MB)
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Download the The Return of the Tidewater Goby (17,970 KB mp4) for viewing with QuickTime.

 
 
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