New Podcast featuring Red Mangroves

Follow researchers Candy Feller and Dennis Whigham as they scramble, climb, crawl, and creep through the tangled roots of a mangrove forest. Along the way, learn what’s threatening these unique ecosystems where the ocean meets the land. Studying these flooded forests is a challenge, but pursuing science in this strange landscape has its own rewards. Listen to the Mangroves podcast, meet the featured scientists, learn about organisms that live in the mangroves and find relevant educational resources at the Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education website

The Podcast of Life: Podcastium vitae is brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, hosted by Ari Daniel Shapiro and produced by Atlantic Public Media

Support for Oil Spill Victims

The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport has been going on field seminars to the Gulf Coast, specifically Cocodrie and Grand Isle, LA, since the fall of 2004.  They have joined forces with a few other non-profits to create New Englanders for the Gulf. They are fundraising to provide monies for fisherman who are out of work to buy groceries for their families.  Two WM alumni are currently on Grand Isle to work with officials there and to hand out grocery vouchers to those in need.  Their blog:

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