By Beth Bartel
Talking about the oceans may seem a little bit silly from landlocked Colorado. But oceans affects us all, and in big ways, so it happens that some big oceanic research goes down in several of Boulder’s many scientific institutions.
In this episode of CU Science Update, host Jalesa Moore discusses the various roles our planet’s oceans play and what research local scientists are contributing.
Watch to learn about using wildlife-friendly ocean acoustics to understand ocean physics, whether Moses really parted the Red Sea, what Mars was like 3.5 billion years ago, and what CU scientists are doing to track the effects of chemicals used to contain the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Catch some oceanic eye candy along the way.
The Emmy Award-winning CU Science Update is the brainchild of CU journalism instructor Paul Daugherty. Episode 16, “Protecting the Oceans,” features interviews with Karl Linden, of CU’s engineering department, and Oleg Godin, a researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It turns out you don’t have to live near an ocean to work toward a better understanding of them.