|Tsunami Science / Birding|
This radio broadcast covers two topics- the massive undersea earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal communities in much of Asia on December 26, 2004, and an update on the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The tsunami segment discusses how tsunamis are created, what their effects are, and whether an effective system can be created to provide warning of these killer waves in the Indian Ocean, similar to the one in place in the Pacific. The tsunami broadcast is 20 minutes in length. The second segment focuses on the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a 105-year-old scientific event in which volunteers across the country collect data on bird sightings during a period spanning ten days on either side of Christmas. That data, compiled by researchers at the Audubon Society, is used to help identify population trends caused by changes to food, predators, or habitat of birds. The birding broadcast is 28 minutes in length.
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Copyright 2004 Samanna Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-543
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Publisher: Samanna Productions Inc., Science Friday