One Species at a Time

the story of earth’s biodiversity, from the encyclopedia of life


Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)

Red knot (Calidris canutus rufa)

Dinoflagellates (Dinophyta)

Ediacaran fossils (Trepassia wardae)

Martens (Martes martes and Martes foina)

Muskox (Ovibos moschatus)

Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

Branch-tip spiders (Dictyna)

Box jellies (Cubozoa)

Riftia (Riftia pachyptila)

Sea slugs (Elysia chlorotica)

Insects of Costa Rica (Insecta)

Giant squid (Architeuthis dux)

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus)

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

Red paper lantern jellyfish (Pandea rubra)

Red-shouldered soapberry bug (Jadera haematoloma)

Corals (Acroporidae)

Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias)

Sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea)

Quinine tree (Cinchona pubescens)

E.O. Wilson (Solenopsis invicta and Paraponera clavata)

Lichens (Xanthoparmelia plittii and Umbilicaria mammulata)

Right whales (Eubalaena glacialis)

Island foxes (Urocyon littoralis)

Ediacaran fauna fossils (Funisia dorothea and Dickinsonia)

Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia)

Beetles & moths (Anoplophora glabripennis & Nebria brevicollis)

Bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus)

Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and winter wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

Cedars of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)

Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii)

4-leaf clover (Trifolium repens)

Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle)


Ocean Gazing

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I produced a biweekly podcast called Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration.  In each episode, we consider the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of our seas.  The podcast was sponsored by COSEE NOW and the National Science Foundation.

Listen to the episodes below, and subscribe here!


Episode 52: A rockfish reserve

Episode 51: Only one ocean

Episode 50: The poetry of our planet

Episode 49: Slick of oil

Episode 48: Clams in a jam

Episode 47: Dotted shrimp and sugary fish

Episode 46: An imminent thaw

Episode 45: MBARI: A seaside sequel

Episode 44: ROVers over and under

Episode 43: Thunnus thynnus

Episode 42: California’s ocean

Episode 41: A diary of dirt. Un cuento sobre el clima.

Episode 40: Sounds of science

Episode 39: Scientists, teachers and artists, oh, my!

Episode 38: Reflections

Episode 37: A field of green

Episode 36: Music from the bottom of the food chain

Episode 35: Accentuate the positive

Episode 34: One world, one ocean: Part II

Episode 33: One world, one ocean: Part I

Episode 32: A Cook at sea

Episode 31: A river runs through it all

Episode 30: Liquid light

Episode 29: A 60-ton wake up call

Episode 28: Adroitly adrift

Episode 27: Bobbing and bowling

Episode 26: The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, composed

Episode 25: A green ocean

Episode 24: The little sub that could

Episode 23: Keeping watch on a changing ocean

Episode 22: Community organizing, ocean style

Episode 21: Ocean voices

Episode 20: The final frontier

Episode 19: Clearing a carbon catastrophe

Episode 18: The Prince’s Predictions, Part II

Episode 17: The Prince’s Predictions, Part I

Episode 16: Antarctica melting

Episode 15: Gliding on Earth

Episode 14: Dungeons and Darwins

Episode 13: Autonomous, enormous, ingenious

Episode 12: A gust of energy

Episode 11: Penguins in the hot seat

Episode 10: Of bonds and blooms

Episode 9: The ocean as classroom

Episode 8: The glide of a lifetime: Part II

Episode 7: The glide of a lifetime: Part I

Episode 6: Top models: Huijie Xue gazes into the future of the Gulf of Maine

Episode 5: Cyber fiber: John Orcutt and Frank Vernon wire the ocean

Episode 4: Sonar in the sea: Kelly Benoit-Bird listens to the ocean

Episode 3: Coral concern: Chris Martens studies the reef by living on it

Episode 2: Seeing the small: Heidi Sosik and Rob Olson on their underwater camera

Episode 1: An Internet Portal into the Ocean: A conversation with John Delaney



Nature Stories Podcast

weekly tales of people’s connections with the natural world

A Shetland postcard: Listen as native Shetlanders describe their deep connection to the natural areas that surround them. Posted on 22 January 2009.




Extracts from the past, present and future of chemistry.

I guest host this episode of Distillations, and consider the chemistry of the ocean. We travel to an underwater laboratory off the coast of Key West to learn how carbon dioxide is dissolving the world’s coral reef ecosystems. And we board the Pontoon Boat of Science off the Oregon coast to see how researchers are using light to study the seas. Featured on 10 June 2011.


Chemistry in the dentist’s chair: Ever gone to the dentist and wished that you were somewhere else? Here’s a piece where we head to the dentist’s office to learn about what keeps you from feeling the pain of a cavity filling. Featured on Friday, 5 June 2009.


Is that nanotechnology in your bat?: A new carbon-based nano-material is finding its way into sporting equipment, promising great things for baseball. But nanotechnology is still in its infancy, and some are concerned about its potential threat to our health and our environment. Featured on Friday, 24 April 2009.

6 Responses to “podcasts”

  1. Oh Ari, It sounds so professional! Nicely done and what an interesting story! I love how you raise awareness of organizations and people that would otherwise not be known to the general public. Well done Ari.

  2. Ari, I am on a leave of absence to recover from surgery on my wrist from a break. I shall be discovering your newest adventure during this next week. Dr. Anderson and I will go to the farm, but you will be just as close as now via the net. Hasta luego- Jonetta Anderson

  3. I will be reading this over the next week, Ari. Abrazos, la Sra. de Anderson

  4. Thanks so much, Taan! Your thoughtful words mean so much to me!!


  5. hi Ari, after discovering and utterly digging One Species podcasts–which I gather ended a few years ago?–I’m trying to subscribe for more. But Ocean Gazing seems to be unavailable via iTunes store, got message “not available in the U.S. store”…..?? How do I dig in and subscribe to your other/ongoing podcasts? cheers, Randy in Austin

  6. Randy +

    Thanks very much for your note! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed listening to One Species at a Time. Yes, the series did end a few years ago. In theory, we could have gone on forever!

    As for Ocean Gazing, here’s a link: http://www.oceangazing.org

    Also, I’m not sure if you’re interested, but I’ve got an email list called [ari air]. I use it to alert folks of special stories and projects that I’m working on. It’s an email a couple times per year — very occasional traffic, like a country road. I’d be happy to add you if you like. If not, no problem!


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