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Every week, instructors choose a new video to share with students.  They may be short videos off of YouTube, or programs featured by Discover Channel or National Geographic.  Here we list the videos that have previously been featured on the Oceanography Program Home Page.

Oceanography Videos

Robert Ballard "Exploring the Oceans" on TED, 2008

National Geographic "Hydrothermal Vents" (Play time: 2:52)

Integraged Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 330--The Louisville Seamount Trail

Our Mission (Play time: 3:04)
Wrapping Up (Play time: 3:35)

Podcast: Al Trujillo talks about some current issues in oceanography with Alan Stahler of KVMR radio, Nevada City (November 2010)
 Manganese Nodules on the Sea Floor Tomorrow Today--A treasure hunt in the ocean (Play time: 4:24)

Real-time Ocean Observing ARGO Float Animation  (Play time: 1:49)

Science of Big Waves KQED QUEST A monster lurks just off the coast of Northern California (Play time 10:17)

Nearly 170 Gray whales spotted in Southern Calif CBS News Report, December 29, 2011  (Play time: 2:01)

Oceanic Submarine of Richard Branson Simulation dive to the deepest depths (Play time: 2:41)
The deepest place on the earth. The Mariana Trench! Why is the Mariana Trench so deep? (Play time: 3:36)

NOAA Ocean Explorer:  Ocean Currents Lesson tutorial and Global Impacts (Play time: 8 min)

Cortes Bank waves Play time: 4:54 min)

Killer Whales Put on Show Off San Pedro A "spectacular" sight... whales came to within 40 feet of a sight-seeing boat off San Pedro.
(Play time: 1:23 min)
The Secret Life of Plankton

New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex.

(Play time: 6:02 min)


NOAA Okeanos Explorer  

  Highlights from April 12 ROV dive from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition.

(Play time: 6:02 min)

The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.

(Play time: 4 min)

San Diego's coastline experiences effects of second day of ‘king tides' 

  Tide rises to 7.4 feet, to drops to 2 feet!  Channel 10 News story, photos, and video posted January 11, 2013

(Play time: 2:25 min)

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