A Blue View

Tuesdays 5:45 pm

A Blue View is a weekly perspective on the life aquatic, hosted by National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli.  From the smallest plants and animals invisible to the human eye to entire ecosystems, every living thing depends on and is intricately linked by water.

Tune in to 88.1 WYPR every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. as John brings to the surface important issues and fascinating discoveries making waves in the world today.

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A Blue View
8:37 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Floating Forests - 4/15/14

Far south of the Chesapeake, fringing tropical and subtropical coastlines, there exist floating forests of mangroves, whose roots grow in a luxuriant tangle at the ocean's edge.  And there, they thrive. Botanists call the 50 species of mangroves halophylic, or "salt loving."

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A Blue View
7:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Colorful Poison Dart Frog - 4/8/14

Blue as sapphires, red as rubies and black as onyx—there are more than 100 species of beautifully colored poison dart frogs. There is even one called "the blue jeans frog," because its bottom half is the color of denim.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

The Challenge with Polluted Runoff - 4/1/14

One of the most challenging environmental issues in communication across Maryland and in communities all over the world is polluted runoff. As solutions are considered and implemented, what is clear is that we have to do something.
 

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A Blue View
5:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why Turtle Rescue Is Important - 3/25/14

Did you know that every species of sea turtle in US waters is endangered? Preserving these amazing and essential sea creatures is of the utmost importance.

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A Blue View
2:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Sounds of the Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers - 3/18/14

Through the winter, woodlands and meadows are mostly quiet at night. But with the arrival of spring rains and warming temperatures, that silence is broken by loud choruses of wood frogs and spring peepers. These are the first frog species to come out of hibernation and begin the year’s amphibian breeding season.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

On the Surface - 3/11/14

The phrase “impervious surface” is used by city planners, developers, real estate agents, lawyers, and citizens in Maryland and beyond.

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A Blue View
4:20 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Inside Giant Clams - 3/4/14

In the vastness of the ocean, there are many so-called animal to animal symbionts, seemingly odd-fellow relationships from which both species benefit. But what about symbiosis between an animal and a plant? Or more specifically, a plant-like alga called zooxanthellae?

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A Blue View
7:07 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Inspiring Hope: Sylvia Earle - 2/25/14

It’s been said that hope is the most powerful motivator in the world…a principle with which I happen to agree. I came to this, in good measure, due to a remarkable person named Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, scientist, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, and one of this blue planet’s most ardent champions. 

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A Blue View
12:19 am
Tue February 18, 2014

At Home With Clown Fish - 2/18/14

Most parents of young children know a thing or two about clownfish. These adorable orange- and white-striped fish rocketed to stardom in the animated classic Finding Nemo, which featured an adventurous clownfish hero.

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A Blue View
7:45 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Seals on our Coasts - 2/11/14

Spotting seals on Mid-Atlantic beaches at this time of year is a lot more common than you think.

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