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  • Great White Shark

    Fear Is the Thing with Fins

    After a shark scare when she was a teenager, Pat Gallant-Charette never liked wading past her waist. So when she decided in her 40s to compete in a 2.4-mile ocean swim, she had to suppress her fears. Now an internationally decorated marathon swimmer, Pat still wrestles with anxiety on every swim. And she has seen sharks. But she tells herself: “stay focused, and swim.”

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    Turn Down for Whales

    Researchers have found that ocean noise is a big problem for underwater life. Human activities like shipping, naval exercises, and oil exploration pump the oceans full of loud noises that […]

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    A Quarantine Aquarium

    Apple Podcasts | Google Play| Spotify | Stitcher | Radio Public As the pandemic rages, we’re all staying home. That has cut many of us off from the places we […]

  • Episode #7: The White Whale

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Michael Gorman looked up to his older brother Kevin. Kevin was smart, independent, rebellious. He became a commercial fisherman, […]

  • Episode #6: Something Fishy, part 2

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Conservation-minded regulations have cut New England’s groundfish fleet in half. But have they improved the health of the ecosystem?

  • Episode #5: Something Fishy, part 1

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Tim Rider loves to fish, and he does it well: the fish he catches bring top dollar at high-end […]

  • Episode #4: The Business of Elvers

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Every spring, fishermen in Maine put out nets to catch baby eels – also known as elvers – as […]

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    Episode #3: The One Who Came Back

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Every year, hundreds of Gloucester fishermen went to sea and never returned. Howard Blackburn should have been one of […]

  • Episode #2: Fish Camp

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Jeff and Deb Sandler (a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Fish) couldn’t stand each other when they met – they were […]

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    Episode #1: Whales of New York

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Subscribe for Android on Radio Public Hundreds of years of hunting decimated whale populations around the world. More than 50 years since global whaling restrictions […]