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Voice of the Sea is broadcast on TV in Hawaiʻi, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and The Marshall Islands. View online extras or learn more at About VOS.

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VOS4-10

Sea Level Rise and the

Ala Wai Canal

30-July

In this episode, we head inland to take a look at how rising sea level will affect our infrastructure, aquifers, and fresh water supplies. Researchers from the Univerity of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are using King Tides as a window into future ocean conditions, which will have dramatic effects on our island life.

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Preview season 4 episode 10 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS4-9

King Tides

23-July

In this episode, we’re talking about the exceptionally high king tides and citizen science with Senator Brian Schatz. King Tides were widely reported across the state this year, and UH’s Dr. Mark Merrifield explains how sea level rise is increasing the amount of flooding associated with these high tides. We talk story with Matt Gonser and Maya Walton, to learn more about the Pacific Islands King Tides Project and how you can get involved.

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Preview season 4 episode 9 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS4-8

Fish No Take

28-May

In this episode, we’re at Kahekili Beach Park on Maui. We take a look at some 2011 footage and compare it to 2017 as we learn about the management of algae-eating fishes with local fisherman and NOAA coral fellow, Luna Kekoa. 

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VOS4-7

Contaminated Conservation Area

7-May

In this episode, we're looking at the effect of sewage injection wells on the health of Maui's coral reefs. We're at Kahekili Beach Park with researchers, managers, and community activists to learn what members of the community can do to promote the health of our nearshore waters.

Visit S.E.A-link or the Maui Ridge2Reef Initiative for more.

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VOS4-6

Coastal Erosion on Maui

30-Apr

In this episode, we're looking at eroding beaches of West Maui, where large condos are being threatened by loss of sand and sea-level rise with Hawai’i Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Expert Tara Owens and Maui County planner, Jim Buika.

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VOS4-5

Building on the Shore

23-Apr

In this episode, we’re learning about coastal erosion and how it affects homes built near the shore. We explore the coastline with Hawai’i Sea Grant Extension Agent, Ruby Pap, and County of Kauai planner, Kaʻaina Hull, to see what happens when buildings are put too close to the ocean compared to buildings that are set-back, allowing natural beach action and sea-level rise to occur—without damaging properties.

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VOS4-4

Translating Hawaiian Newspapers

26-Mar

In this episode, we’re learning about the translation of Hawaiian Language Newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. We take a look at the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation with Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier and his team, who are working with the ‘Ike Wai project to better understand historic and cultural importance of freshwater resources in Hawai‘i. Puakea also shows us the Mission House letter collection.

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VOS4-3

Intertidal Algae and Invertebrates

12-Mar

In this episode, we’re learning about different types of algae and invertebrates with researchers from the OPIHI project, who are working with teachers and students around the state of Hawai’i to monitor the health of the intertidal environment.

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VOS4-2

Testing Freshwater

5-Mar

In this episode, we’re working with Hawai'i Sea Grant researchers and graduate students to examine the water quality of freshwater as it heads to the ocean. Freshwater travels in streams and underground, picking up pollution from our cesspools and agricultural run-off. We take a look at the water quality in streams and the shoreline of windward O’ahu.

Learn more about Henrietta Dulaiʻs research or check local water quality at the Department of Health website.

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VOS4-1

Mapping the Freshwater of Hawaiʻi

26-Feb

In this episode, we learn how scientists use chemical signatures to track the flow of freshwater underground and into the ocean as part of the ‘Ike Wai project’s work to map and model the aquifer system of underground, stored freshwater in Hawaiʻi. 

Check out the ʻIke Wai Facebook page, or learn more about Henrietta Dulaiʻs research.

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VOS3-19

Strange Fish of The Deep

25-Dec

In this episode, researchers give us a peek at the strange, and sometimes very little fish, of the deep sea as we learn about the importance of these fishes to the overall ocean food web. 

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Preview season 3 episode 19 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS3-18

Zooplankton in The Deep Sea

11-Dec

In this episode, we take a look at zooplankton—tiny ocean animals—with researcher Cecilia Hannides and learn how she studies zooplankton samples.

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VOS3-17

Suspended Particles in the Ocean

27-Nov

In this episode, researcher Hillary Close takes us through the process of using chemical isotope analysis to uncover secrets of the ocean food web hidden in tiny, suspended particles.

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VOS3-16

Measuring Mercury in the Clean Room

20-Nov

In this episode, we're invited inside the cleanest room in Hawaii to see how scientists study pollutants in the food web.

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VOS3-15

Mercury and the Food Web

13-Nov

In this episode, we learn how scientists use isotope analysis to understand food webs and how organisms are interacting.

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VOS3-14

Amouli Village Meeting

6-Nov

In this episode we’re talking about village life in American Samoa.  We talk with the mayor of Amouli Village about Samoan village traditions, and we attend a village meeting where climate change and fishing pressures are changing how locals manage their resources.

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Preview season 3 episode 14 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS3-13 Knowledge of the Past 30-Oct In this episode, we meet with elders from the island of Moorea, in French Polynesia. We learn about the Te Pu 'Atiti'a Center and how it is helping to perpetuate local knowledge and traditions. The elders tell us about changes to the ocean in their lifetime, and how those changes have affected life in the water and on the land.

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Preview season 3 episode 13 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS3-12 Building Science Experiments 23-Oct In this episode, we’re designing, building, and conducting underwater experiments to learn about macro algae, fish, and the reef’s interdependencies.

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VOS3-11 Coral Reseach on Moorea 5-Jun In this episode, we learn about the importance of long-term marine reseach in a changing enviornment. Researchers from UC Santa Barbara have been studying the reefs in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea, for over two decades. Their research has led to new understandings of life cycles and orgamism relationships on the reef.

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VOS3-10 Mutualism on the Reef 29-May In this episode, we're in French Polynesia, on the island of Moorea at the Gump Research Station. Scientists are discovering exciting new examples of mutualism on the reef.

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VOS3-09 Our Tiny Worlds 22-May In this episode, we’re creating tiny ocean replicas to better understand how climate change will affect coral reefs—and to see what reefs may look like in the next century.

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VOS3-08 Ocean Acidification and Snail Overpopulation 15-May In this episode, we learn about competition on the reef and how large populations of snails are affecting coral growth in French Polynesia.

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VOS3-07 How Fish help Corals Grow 8-May In this episode, scientist Andy Brooks shows off his research in the beautiful waters of French Polynesia. Andy and his colleagues have mapped changes in the reefs of Moorea for over 15 years and are studying the effects of fish waste on corals, with some important findings!

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Preview season 3 episode 7 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS3-06 Building Super Corals 1-May In this episode we're at the Gump Research Station, on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, checking out the molecular lab. They're studying corals, fresh from the reef for long-term studies that will teach us about the future of the ocean. We'll learn about the research they're doing and get a tour of the science equipment.

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Preview season 3 episode 6 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS3-05 Corals in a Changing World 28-Feb In this episode, scientist Ruth Gates talks about why corals are dying at alarming rates across the world. She explains the effects that coral reefs have on the food chain as well as the role science can play in trying to save coral reefs.

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VOS3-04 Sea Urchin Disaster 21-Feb In this episode, we look at the dramatic decline in the sea urchin population along Moorea's eastern reefs. Researcher Stella Swanson takes us out in the field as we look for evidence of what caused an entire species to be wiped out in only months.

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VOS3-03 Stella's Sea Urchins 14-Feb In this episode, we meet researcher Stella Swanson's and learn about her sea urchin study in French Polynesia. Stella and her colleague snorkel the reefs of Temae, on the island of Moorea, gathering corals for analysis and setting up fish observation cameras.

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VOS3-02 Sammy's Reef 7-Feb In this episode, we're back in Cook's Bay with graduate student Samantha Davis studying how Moorea's reefs recover from massive die-offs while other reefs around the world are not recovering. Perhaps the Moorea reefs will offer insights for maintaining reef health in Hawaii and beyond.

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VOS3-01 Macroalgae Attack! 31-Jan In this episode we're in Cook's Bay, on the island of Moorea  in French Polynesia, checking out the reef study of PhD student Samantha Davis. Sammy is looking at the relationship between macroalgae and herbivores as macroalgae threatens to overwhelm the reef.

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VOS2-19 Voyaging Experts Talk Story 22-Nov In this episode, we go onboard three historic voyaging canoes—the Hōkūle‘a, the Alingano Maisu, and the Moʻokiha o Piʻilani. We’ll learn about the equipment, materials, and crew members onboard to see what makes each canoe unique.

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Preview season 2 episode 19 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS2-18 Polynesian Voyaging Canoes 15-Nov In this episode, we’re talking with voyaging canoe builders, navigators, and captains from Hawaii and Micronesia: Ka’iulani Murphy, Sesario Sewralur, and Tim Gilliom. These heroes share their stories and pass on knowledge to the next generation.

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VOS2-17 Onboard the Falkor: Whale Watching 8-Nov In this episode, we tour the Falkor, the high tech research vessel exploring Hawaii's waters. We'll meet some of the crew, learn about their jobs, and check out the research program studying the effect of the ship's sonar system on whale behavior.

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VOS2-16 Onboard the Falkor: Mapping the Northwest Hawaiian Islands 1-Nov In this episode, we're onboard the Falkor, a high tech research vessel that's just returned from mapping the bottom of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, revealing new information about the origins of Hawaii.

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VOS2-15 Scientists at Sea 25-Oct In this episode, we meet the researchers and crew onboard the Kilo Moana scientific research vessel.  We'll get a sense of what it's like to go to sea on a research cruise and check out the jobs and equipment onboard.

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Preview season 2 episode 15 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS2-14 Science Journalists at Sea 18-Oct In this episode, students in the COSEE Journalist at Sea program go to sea on the Kilo Moana Research Vessel. They join the science expedition and report back on the important work being done there, as well as what life is like on a scientific research vessel.

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VOS2-13 Food Webs of the Open Ocean 11-Oct In this episode, Jeff Drazen, lead scientist of the Kilo Moana research cruise, explains how research is revising our understanding of what deep sea animals feed on.

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VOS2-11 Navigating the Hōkūle’a 10-May In this episode we meet navigator of the Hōkūle’a Kaiulani Murphy.  She shows us the fabled canoe, and explains her role onboard. We also learn from navigator-in-training Jason Patterson.

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VOS2-10 Fish Ears and Algae 3-May We're in Guam looking at the bones in fish ears to determine their age.  Then we're studying algae. We'll check out some samples researchers have gathered and we'll learn why algae is so hard to classify.

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VOS2-09 Managing Rose Atoll 26-Apr In this episode, we learn about the pristine environment of Samoa's Rose Atoll with monument Manager Frank Pendleton. Frank explains his job as monument manager, working with scientists from across the Pacific to monitor the environmental health of Rose Atoll.

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VOS2-08 Crown of Thorns Invades Samoa 19-Apr In this episode we visit the National Park in American Samoa with ecologist Tim Clark. We’ll be doing some underwater surveying, looking for outbreaks of the crown of thorns starfish, which is devastating reefs across the Pacific. Tim and his team are also mapping fish habitat in the park, and he’ll talk about the tools and technology they use in their dives.

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VOS2-07 Studying Samoan Culture 12-Apr In this episode we talk to ethnographer Micah Van Der Ryn of the Samoan Studies Institute.  Micah explains what it is to be an ethnographer as he catalogs the legends, history, and customs of everyday life in Samoa. We’ll also see excerpts from his documentary about Muliava, aslo known as Rose Atoll.

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VOS2-06 Palau's International Coral Reef Research Center 5-Apr In this episode we tour Palau's International Coral Reef Research Center.  Researcher Adelle Lukes shows us around the aquarium and mangrove exhibit, the extensive coral collection, fish measurement system, and research equipment they use to study sea grass.

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VOS2-05 Life in American Samoa 8-Feb In this episode, we journey to American Samoa to meet researchers, scientists, village chiefs, and everyday citizens to see how they're coping with a changing ocean.  We'll learn about the history, culture, natural resources, and challenges American Samoa faces from many perspectives.

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VOS2-04 Shark and Tuna Tagging 1-Feb In this episode, we're on Coconut Island on Oahu to check out the latest in shark and tuna research. We'll investigate the types of high-tech tags used for tracking these large predators as they swim across the ocean.

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VOS2-03 Surf Forecasting 25-Jan In this episode, we meet legendary surf forecaster Pat Caldwell. Pat has been predicting ocean conditions in Hawaii for 30 years. Pat explains the most important factors in predicting waves. He'll explain rouge waves, tsunamis, and the dynamics of wave forecasting.

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VOS2-02 Under the Waters of Palau 18-Jan In this episode, we dive the world famous reefs of Palau, considered to be one of the best scuba destinations in the world. We meet world class underwater videographer Nick Martorano, who shares the secrets of filming underwater.

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VOS2-01 Upcoming Episode Highlights 11-Jan In this special episode we preview some upcoming Voice of the Sea stories. We'll be learning about life in American Samoa and what makes it unique.  We'll meet people managing it's natural resources. Fom chiefs to ethnographers, who study the culture,  we learn how Samoans are coping with the challenges their islands face.

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VOS1-19 Fish Spawning Aggregations 23-Nov Researchers Terry Donaldson and Pat Colin talk about fish spawning aggregations - elusive and amazing events.

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VOS1-18 Cancer and Cone Snails 16-Nov How the cone snails of Guam and corals of Palau are used in cancer research.

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VOS1-17 Palau’s Endangered Animals 9-Nov We learn about the endangered sea mammal, the dugong, and the endangered and beautiful shorebirds of Palau.

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VOS1-16 Navigation and Traditional Sailing 2-Nov We meet traditional navigator Sesario Sewralur and traditional sailor Tim Gilliom and learn about finding your way across the ocean using only your senses.

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VOS1-15 Jellyfish Lake 26-Oct We meet research assistant Gerda Ucharm, who takes us to the world famous Jellyfish Lake of Palau.

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VOS1-14 Preserving Palau 19-Oct In this episode we explore how a changing ocean is impacting this island nation.

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VOS1-13 Upcoming Episode Special 12-Oct In this special episode, we preview some of the upcoming stories on Voice of the Sea, including Palau's jellyfish lake, endangered animals, underwater photography, cone snails, navigation, traditional sailing, surf  forecasting, chasing sharks, tagging tuna, and more. (Note some of these stories are covered more in 2015 episodes.)

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VOS1-12 Discovering Mokupapapa and ARMS 18-May We tour the Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo where we meet Virginia Branco and Patricia Richardson. Then we learn about Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) from Megan Moews.

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VOS1-11 Farming Fish 11-May We check out the supersized aquaponics setup at Maui Aquaponics, where Ed Cichon and Chris Kiser show us how they grow talapia and lettuce in a pest and fertilizer free environment. We then tour UH Sea Grant Hilo's sturgeonfish and other aquaculture projects with Kevin Hopkins.

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VOS1-10 Open House of the Sea 4-May We visit the SOEST open house to learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, waves, and the sounds of the sea. Meet Garret Apuzen-Ito, Ph.D. and Jonathan Weiss to learn about eathquakes, geophones, and seismic activity. Talk with Jared Marske Ph.D. to learn aobout volcanos and vulcanology. Then, explore a wave tank and learn about coastal erosion, sediment transport, Bernoilli Principle with Geno Pawlak, Ph.D. Our last stop is the sound lab, where Tom Fedenczuk, Ph.D. shows us how researchers study underwater sound and pressure waves using underwater hydrophones.

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VOS1-09 Deep Sea Lab 27-Apr We learn about the creatures of the deep sea and how we study them with oceanographer Jeff Drazen.

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VOS1-08 Tracking Lava Flows with the USGS 20-Apr We meet USGS geologists, Matt Patrick and Tristan McDonald, on the Big Island who show us what it is like to track an active lava flow, and then we head to the lab to learn how scientists, Julia Hammer, Thomas Shea, and Samantha Jacob recreate volcanic conditions.

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VOS1-07 Farming Oysters and Algae 13-Apr We tour the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources center at UH Hilo where they grow oysters and oyster food.

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VOS1-06 Collecting Data Aboard the Tara Oceans Expedition 6-Apr We are back onboard the Tara to learn more about the research and crew of this ship.

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VOS1-05 The Global Tara Oceans Expedition 2-Feb We tour the famous traveling science experiment ship called the Tara and meet its crewmembers.

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VOS1-04 Saving Hawaii’s Beaches 26-Jan We meet coastal hazards specialist, Tara Owens, on Maui to learn about beach restoration programs and what we can do to save our beaches.

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VOS1-03 Aquaponics and Wind Turbines 19-Jan We meet Maui visionary Tony Liserre who shows us his home aquaponics system and unique wind turbine system.

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VOS1-02 Restoring a Hawaiian Fishpond 12-Jan We meet Kimokeo Kapahulehua and learn about the restoration of Maui’s Ko’ie’ie Loko I’a.

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Preview season 1 episode 02 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.

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VOS1-01 An Intro to Voice of the Sea_R2 5-Jan In this special debut episode, we preview some of the stories we’ll tell this season on Voice of the Sea, including fishponds, beaches, Tara expedition, aquaponics, oysters, algae, and volcanoes.

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Preview season 1 episode 01 below. You can also preview the episode on our Vimeo page.