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
4:20 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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A Blue View
6:30 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Seafood: Watching What You Eat - 2/4/14

We’ve heard a lot about seafood fraud and why it is detrimental to consumers, but what’s being done about it?

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A Blue View
10:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Mysteries of the Deep - 1/28/14

Thousands of feet beneath the surface of the ocean, animals live, even thrive, in conditions that are impossible for most of us to even imagine. Our blue planet is indeed a water planet, yet incredibly, over 90 percent of the ocean remains unexplored and unseen by humans. 

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A Blue View
8:03 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Importance of Satellite Tracking - 1/21/14

Animals come to the National Aquarium’s Animal Care Center in need. Once they are fully rehabilitated, they often leave our facility with a little something extra—a satellite tracking device.

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A Blue View
6:16 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Pain Killer from the Sea - 1/14/14

Over 100 million American adults live with chronic pain—more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. It is a significant public health problem.

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A Blue View
3:04 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

From the Bottom of the Food Chain - 1/7/14

The ocean food web is much more than the dramatic clash of sharks devouring marine mammals and large fish. While many of us know that the ocean food web is complex, it’s easy to focus on the apex predators at the top.

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A Blue View
7:30 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Ocean Victories of 2013 - 12/31/13

We hear a lot about the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing our ocean, yet the ocean has some powerful friends working on its behalf.

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