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
4:17 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Nature, Our Best Defense Against Nature - 7/28/15

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The East Coast faced a deadly adversary in October 2012: Hurricane Sandy swept through 24 states, leaving over $68 billion of damage in its wake. It was a reminder of just how powerful Mother Nature can be.

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A Blue View
11:56 am
Tue July 21, 2015

Predatory Skills of the Great White Shark - 7/21/15

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The great white shark has long been feared as one of the sea’s deadliest apex predators. At an average of 15 feet in length, weighing up to 5,000 pounds and sporting about 300 serrated teeth, it’s no wonder these creatures have a notorious reputation.

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A Blue View
8:24 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Colonial Animals - 7/14/15

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Cascading tendrils of blue-green tentacles and a translucent, neon bell give the Portuguese man-of-war its otherworldly appearance.

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A Blue View
1:13 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Beyond the Hype: The Truth About Sharks - 7/7/15

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Sharks have earned a nasty reputation for being vicious, human-hungry predators of the seas. The fact that some of them average 15 feet in length, weigh up to 5,000 pounds and have mouths lined with up to 300 razor-sharp teeth doesn’t do much to fight the stigma.

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A Blue View
2:48 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Making Nature a Priority for Kids - 6/30/15

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For many, summer means cookouts, beach trips, park trips and other kinds of outdoor activities, but for many urban kids, nature's very much an unknown quantity. In fact, the notion of the great outdoors is changing-and with it, what it means to be out in nature.

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