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
3:32 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Underwater Masterpieces: Nudibranchs - 3/17/15

Credit Wikipedia

What animals do you think exhibit the most kaleidoscopic variety of colors and patterns in the wildest diversity of forms in the animal kingdom? Tropical birds? Rain forest frogs? Well, move over toucans; and hop aside, poison-dart frogs. Because the prize for the most flamboyant group of animals out there has to go to the 3,000 species that make up the sub-class called nudibranchs.

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A Blue View
6:42 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Inside Giant Clams - 3/10/15

Credit Wikipedia

In the vastness of the ocean, there are many so-called animal to animal symbionts, seemingly odd-fellow relationships from which both species benefit. The movie Finding Nemo made famous one such partnership, that of the clownfish and anemone.

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A Blue View
3:26 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

The History of the Megalodon - 3/3/15

Credit Wikipedia

  It makes sense that the public is fascinated by sharks. In storytelling, they are compelling characters, if not scientifically accurate all the time.  There’s one shark species that has gained attention in recent years—the prehistoric megalodon.

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A Blue View
3:53 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Seal Season - 2/24/15

Seal sightings are rare for even the most frequent beach-goers to the Mid-Atlantic shore. In a typical year, about 20 are spotted in Ocean City, Maryland.

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A Blue View
5:27 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Migration of Oceanic Plankton - 2/17/15

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  In the popular cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Plankton is a tiny troublemaker who fantasizes about someday taking over the world. Well, according to the scientists who study these microscopic migrators, they may already have.

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