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Dr. Roger Payne
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" Though we distinguish between the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, etc., there is really but one ocean. It is the home of all the fish, crabs, seaweed and whales that exist (except, of course, the river and freshwater species). No matter where you live along any seashore, a whale may pass along your coast, or come into any harbor or bay deep enough to float it. And sometimes they do. When that happens, it is always a thrill. It seems to send a message that speaks directly to people one that sets up waves that somehow beat down any barrier of disinterest." -
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Dr. Roger Payne has been studying whales and working for their conservation for over 30 years. In his online audio pieces, A Voice from the Sea, Payne discusses the fate of the world's oceans, connecting it to daily experiences aboard Odyssey.

In One Ocean, Dr. Payne writes about the effects of pollution and toxicology on the marine environment.

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January 15, 2005.
"Powerful Sound Sources in the Ocean: Sperm Whales and Military Sonars"
Guest scientist - Dr. Peter Madsen
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November 11, 2004.
The Deceptive Decibel - Pitfalls in the Discussion on the Effects of Underwater Man-made Noise on Marine Mammals"
Guest scientist - Dr. Peter Madsen
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September 15, 2004.
"Sound in the Sea - a new series on Ocean Acoustics"
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June 7, 2004.
Do Whale Compete with Humans for Fish
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April 5, 2004.
Losing Aldabra
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February 17, 2004.
Losing the Maldives
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October 21, 2002.
Songs of the Humpback Whale
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September 17, 2002.
Exponential Growth
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September 6, 2002.
Noise Pollution - Part II
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June 28, 2002.
Noise Pollution - Part I
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May 2, 2002.
Albatrosses Living on the Wing and Dependent on Dolphins
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April 15, 2002.
How Albatrosses Sails in Three Dimensions
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April 7, 2002.
Animals That Sail
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March 27, 2002.
The Economic Value of Whales in their Live State: Part III
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March 21, 2002.
The Economic Value of Whales in their Live State: Part II
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March 18, 2002.
The Economic Value of Whales in their Live State: Part I
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December 14, 2001.
Is Scientific Whaling Motivated by Curiosity?
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September 7, 2001.
Research Pretenders - Rubbing the Name of Science in the Mud.
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June 28, 2001.
The Tragedy of the Live Fish Trade: Part II
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June 6, 2001.
The Tragedy of the Live Fish Trade: Part I
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May 30, 2001.
Global Warming: Some Unexpected Consequences
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May 16, 2001.
Wallace's Line
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April 2, 2001.
The Star Gazer and the Whale Watcher
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March 26, 2001.
The Ocean Cure
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March 19, 2001.
Distant Early Warnings, The Death of Donella Meadows
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December 25, 2000.
Timing is Everything - The Clouds of Magellan
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December 11, 2000.
Listening for News
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December 6, 2000.
In the 'Whereabouts' of Amelia Earhart's Last Radio Message: Part II
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December 4, 2000.
In the 'Whereabouts' of Amelia Earhart's Last Radio Message: Part I
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November 27, 2000.
The Complexity of the Sea
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November 22, 2000.
The Noise of the Engine
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October 20, 2000.
What if Europeans had learned from Polynesian principals of boat design
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October 9, 2000.
Mono-hulls Versus Multi-hulls
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October 2, 2000.
Polynesia's Master Navigators
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September 18, 2000.
The Aloneness of Petrels
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September 15, 2000.
White Faced Storm Petrel:Part II
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September 13, 2000.
White Faced Storm Petrel: Part I
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Various text passages in the following Voice from the Sea pieces excerpted from In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick, published by Viking, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. Copyright 2000 Nathaniel Philbrick. Used by permission of the publisher and author, all rights reserved.
September 8, 2000
Whales As Monsters
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September 4, 2000.
Further Ironies - The Fate of Captain Pollard of the Essex
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August 30, 2000.
Some Ironies of the Essex and of Whaling
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August 28, 2000.
The Tragedy of the Essex
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August 25, 2000.
In the Heart of the Sea
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August 21, 2000.
Why Voice from the Sea Pieces?
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August 2, 2000.
The Ship's Compass: Part II
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July 28, 2000.
The Ship's Compass: Part I
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July 26, 2000.
The Radar
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July 13, 2000.
Colonization, the other half of the battle
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July 7, 2000.
Land Animals make the Scene
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June 29, 2000.
Getting There Is Only Half The Battle
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June 28, 2000.
How the Galapagos Islands Saved Giant Tortoises From All But Humans
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June 27, 2000.
How Finches Explained Tortoises to Darwin
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June 20, 2000.
How the Galapagos Islands Changed Finches and the Finches Changed the World
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June 15, 2000.
How Finches and Tortoises Contributed to the Theory of Evolution
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May 7, 2000.
The Geology of the Galapagos Islands- Part II
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May 3, 2000.
The Geology of the Galapagos Islands.
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May 1, 2000.
The Swallow-Tailed Gull Appears
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April 29, 2000.
Stars and the Swallow-Tailed Gull.
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April 19, 2000.
Getting caught in a net off Sri Lanka.
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April 10, 2000.
The devastation caused by long-line fishing.
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March 23, 2000.
Equating Human Interests with Interests of Non-Humans
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