MUSIC: [Peso’s theme]
HOST: Hi, I’m Gabrielle Corradino, and I’m your new host for “NOAA and the Octonauts,” a podcast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (or NOAA) and our partners.
We are really excited to reboot our podcast this summer, where we dive into different episodes of the children’s TV show The Octonauts, which features a crew of quirky and courageous undersea adventurers.
MUSIC: [Octonauts theme music] Barnacles! Kwazii! Peso!
HOST: Tune in to hear experts answer your questions about the real-life versions of the ocean creatures that the Octonauts rescue. Our ocean experts hail from the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (or CELC) network. This is a group of 25 aquariums from across North America, all working with NOAA’s Office of Education to engage people in protecting the ocean and its critters.
This summer, we are bringing you four new episodes! Join us in a few weeks, for the next installment where we are going to discuss the incredible biology of the flying fish with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
EXPERT INTERVIEWEE CLIPS:
"In one burst, the flying fish can glide over 600 feet."
"Some of the scientists here are studying invasive species, the kinds of fishes that do not normally occur in the Gulf of Mexico, like the lionfish, who had a big impact on some of our local fishes."
HOST: You’ll get the most out of the podcast if you watch the Octonauts Flying Fish episode beforehand, but we’ll catch you up with a quick summary if you don’t get around to it.
And until then...
MUSIC: [Octonauts theme music] Explore! Rescue! Protect! Octonauts!