20,000 Leagues And Beyond: Exploring The Mysteries And Wonders Of The Ocean

Jun 20, 2017

Crashing waves, cawing gulls, the cutting scent of a falling tide -- there's nothing quite as invigorating as the experience of summer along the New England coastline.

For writer Jonathan White, however, it was not the East but the West Coast that fueled a lifelong passion for the water. 

This hour, White joins us from Eugene, Oregon to talk about his relationship with the ocean and the research that led to his new book called Tides.

Later, we also hear about a study underway in Long Island Sound’s harbors and bays.

But first: a conversation with Dr. Robert Ballard. The oceanographer and explorer was in Hartford recently. Coming up, we discuss his latest projects and get an update on his ship, the E/V Nautilus.

Jonathan White will be in Connecticut on the following dates: 

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut. 

Monday, June 26, 2017 at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 2017 at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. 


  • Dr. Robert Ballard - Ocean explorer and scientist; Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust; Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic Society; Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy; Professor and Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island
  • Jonathan White - Marine conservationist, sailor, surfer, and writer; his new book is called Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
  • Tracy Brown - Director of Save the Sound, a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment

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