"It's not just about the ocean, it's about the intersection of the ocean with other earth systems." an interview with Paula Bontempi

After being drawn to the oceans at an early age, Paula continues to examine many factors that influence changes in the oceans. As a program manager for NASA, she enjoys the opportunity to work with dedicated researchers and learn how...

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Juan Ortiz and Tania Loenneker

Juan F. Ortiz (58) talks with his wife, Tania Loenneker (48) about making the move from Puerto Rico to NYC as a teenager, his family in Puerto Rico, the difficulties he faced in NYC, and achieving his dream to become...

The story of how my dad almost got attacked by a shark.

When my dad was in his younger years he was playing volleyball in South Florida. Because he had been playing for hours he had bloody feet from the sand. In this interview he shares with me how the current of...

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Delphine Foo-Matkin and Gary Silberstein

Gary Silberstein (78) talks to his friend Delphine Foo-Matkin (43) and recalls surviving a near-death experience when a surfing trip with a friend went awry.

Amanda Huff and great aunt Marry Ellen talk about becoming a nun and the struggles with cancer.

In the interview, Marry Ellen discusses becoming a nun coming out of school. The challenges of having rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 23, and then having a child. As well as having a husband who faced cancer and lost...

The Power of Water for Children

First memories of water as a child and the story of a water birth

Story core; Life in Hawaii

My grandpa and I talked about what is was like to grow up in Hawaii, work, and just what life was like living in the paradise Hawaii is. I was also left with important knowledge, wisdom, and advice.

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Mary Mills and April Banks

April Banks (47) talks to new acquaintance Mary Mills (56), an African-American woman who surfs in the LA county area.

"I originally wanted to restore paintings, but that didn't work out." an interview with Bärbel Hönisch

Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at Columbia University also known as Queen of Boron, transported us millions of years beyond the ice cores to the realm when Greenland had no ice. She took hold of a magical instrument...

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February 20, 2017 App Interview

Melissa and her son Nash (age 8) talk about what peace and peace-making mean to them. Melissa reminds us of the Dalai Lama quote "If you wish to have peace in the world, start with yourself." And Nash says "if...

"I love to solve puzzles. The more pieces of the puzzle you get, the larger the puzzle becomes. " an interview with Ingrid Hendy

Ingrid Hendy, Professor at the University of Michigan and section president-elect, shares stories about discoveries in her field and the challenges she faced. She reflected on the curious zebra striped sediment that lured her into her field – mud she...

Kiley Johnson

Kiley tells the story of a scrary event at the beach

"It’s really amazing how difficult it is to study something like the ocean." An interview with Ved Chirayath

Dr. Ved Chirayath is the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Sensing (LAS) in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Silicon Valley. There, he develops and invents new instruments for NASA missions on Earth and in space, with much of his current work focusing on creating technology that will increase our...

Dad and Maddie and the ocean

Maddie and her dad share stories from her childhood, including the time she was almost lost at sea.

"How to solve a problem that has never been dealt with before." interview Marcia McNutt and Margaret Leinen

Marcia and Margaret discuss what it was like during their early careers being out to sea on research cruises and the challenges faced being the only women on the ship. The two also discuss their work during the Deep Water...