Voice of the Sea

Voice of the Sea is an original, half-hour television series produced by theHawai'i Sea Grant. More than 90 episodes are available online (along with descriptions and 30-second promos that give you a preview). The episodes present global marine issues in a local context, incorporating traditional knowledge and cultural practices. Episodes highlight ocean research and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Viewers learn about current science research, itÂ’s importance to them, and the ways in which traditional knowledge can inform science and management practices.

Bridge DATA: Coral Snapshots

While it is possible to survey a coral reef using quadrats, scientists are now using technology to closely examine the entire reef; instead of extrapolating results from several study sites. Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are taking video of reefs and then analyzing it via a computer program back in the lab. This method cuts down on the inherent error associated with the quadrat system and actually requires less time and money spent in the field.

The Bridge's own DATA Series is made up of lesson plans (DATA Tips) on many ocean science topics that explore the world of water using the language of science: mathematics. Learn more about the DATA Series.