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I list off the most important stories in Ocean Science and Conservation that occurred in 2015. There were a number of stories that could compete with the ones I chose, but this is my show, so I get to choose :-)! Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session81
Direct download: sufbs815mostimportantocstories_1451260458.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Since there are only 3 more days left in 2015, I thought I would dedicate this episode to list the episodes you liked most in 2015. I list the top 5 episodes and I hope there are more in 2016. What was your favourite SUFB episode in 2015? Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session80
Direct download: sufbs805mostpopularepisodesof2015_1451260315.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

I go on a bit of a rant about constantly seeing videos of people feeding animals in the wild. There are 3 things wrong with feeding wild animals that I describe in this episode. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session79
Direct download: sufbs079stopfreedingtheanimals_1451260216.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

There is a bit of a controversy surrounding the amount of coral decline in the Indo-Pacific, which holds 75% of the coral species in the world. A research paper by John Bruno and Elizabeth Selig used quantitative methods to show that coral cover has declined 21% over the past 23 years. Listen to the podcast to find out more. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session78
Direct download: sufbs78coraldeclineinindopacific_1450495607.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

The California Sea Lion is an iconic species with a population that stretches from South Alaska to Central Mexico. There are 5 genetically different populations stocks within this range. The California Sea Lion is a highly intelligent species and is the subject of our Species Tuesday profile. Have a listen! Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session77
Direct download: sufbs77thecaliforniasealion_1450495532.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

California has been in a severe drought for the past 4 years and they had to conserve water in the meantime. However, a growing population and increasing climate change impacts makes things more challenging. So the government of California is turning to the Ocean to solve their water needs. The problem is that in doing so, the consequences would be to increase carbon emissions and potentially impairing ocean wildlife. So what is a state to do? Listen to the podcast to find out. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session76
Direct download: sufbs76californiaturningtotheoceaforwater_1450495450.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Dr. Nathan Robinson joins us on the program this week where we talk about a plastic fork that he pulled out of a sea turtle's nose; methane gas leaking into the air increasing our climate change emissions; and, the rise of citizen science for the oceans in 2015. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session75
Direct download: sufbs75oceantalkfriday_1450416401.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Research Thursday: This week's study compares marine biodiversity among 5 regions within South America. The authors noticed some marked differences among the regions including capacity to survey, funding, scientific expertise, which resulted in differences in biodiversity. Listen to the episode to find out why. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session74
Direct download: sufbs74analysisofbiodiversitydifferentwithinsoutha_1450302122.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

I am joined by the Co-Founder of the Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Heidi Taylor, who grew an loosely organized beach clean up crew into a tight knit, lean, mean Marine Debris Clean Up and Analysis team. Heidi talks about all of the wonderful things her organization does include help change policy for a cleaner ocean. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session73
Direct download: sufbs73marinedebrisdatawithheiditaylor_1450149641.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Hector's dolphin is the smallest cetacean but has a very big battle ahed of it. They are considered endangered with population is less than 100. Endemic to New Zealand, the Hector's dolphin is protected in a number of Marine Protected Areas from gill nets and trawl fishing; however, it doesn't seem to be enough. Listen to the podcast to find out why. Support the Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/patreon Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session72
Direct download: sufbs72speciestuesdayhectorsdolphin_1450147308.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

It almost seemed impossible to believe, but 195 countries got together to discuss how to reduce climate change impacts through reduction of carbon emissions. In today's episode, I go over the major points of the agreement. Spoil alert, it's not perfect, but it's a great start. Action will be the big variable in the end. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session71
Direct download: sufbs71countriesreachagreementonclimatechangereduc_1450063866.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Nathan and I talk about some more popular news this week. The topics discussed on this episode: Oceans Parks catching up to National Parks; Reduce meat consumption to reduce climate change impacts; Japan joins security council and other countries are angry because of their whaling activity; and, Great Whites might be changing where they like to eat, sleep, and other stuff. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session70
Direct download: sufbs70oceantalkfriday_1449809721.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Welcome to the new "Research Thursdays", where I discuss a specific research study published in a journal. This week's study looks at a study looking for insights of the Yellowfin Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to determine whethere the populations are genetically different than the population in Papua New Guinea. Listen to the episode to find out the results. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session69
Direct download: sufbs69howtomanagegeneticallydifferenttunapopulati_1449688464.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:32am EST

The Deep Sea Relative of the jellyfish, Eranna, uses a red bioluminescent light to attract fish into their stinging tentacles. The animal's use of red light in the deep sea is important because researchers have assumed deep sea animals cannot sea red light. Researchers assume fish are lured to the deep sea by this red light in hopes of food and meet their fate instead. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session68
Direct download: sufbs68newlydiscovereddeepseaspecieskillsfishusing_1449630802.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:08am EST

COP 21 is in full effect and the talks are happening. Canada jut committed to 1.5 C below Pre-industrial levels. However, action will be the key to real change and it is needed to make sure coral reefs survive and, in turn, the many people who depend on the protection and food they create. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session67
Direct download: sufbs67reducingclimatechangetosavecoralreefs_1449551677.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Researchers found over 300 Cetaceans dead in a remote area of Chile. National Geographic and researchers conducted a study to find out why the animals died. No markings were found on sei whales indicating the animals could have died from a virus or "red tide." Listen to the episode to find out more. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session66
Direct download: sufbs66over300whalesfounddeadinchile_1449514134.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

I'm joined with Nathan Johnson to discuss all the news surrounding the climate change talks in Paris and what it will mean for action to live for a better ocean. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session65
Direct download: sufbs65oceantalkfridaycop21_1449031038.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:47am EST

Oceans are not on the COP21 agenda and that is a shame, according to Dr. Sylvia Earle who is attending the Climate Change Talks in Paris to ensure the leaders of over 180 countries understand how climate change is affecting the Ocean. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session64
Direct download: sufbs64drsylviaearleattendscop21toinjectoceanissue_1449026935.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Pro Surfer James Pribram and his organization, Eco Warrior, recruited 63 volunteers to clean up marine debris from creeks and rivers in specific areas in California before the debris had a chance to reach the Ocean. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session63
Direct download: sufbs63prosurferstopsseamonsterfromreachingbeach_1449026258.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

The pyrosome is a cool animal colony made up of physically linked zooids that form a streamlined cone-shape structure with a jet propelled movement. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session62
Direct download: sufbs62weirdestanimalintheocean_1448853948.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Ocean Geologists have discovered and mapped a volcano with unique properties. the properties will reveal a better understanding of how our world is formed. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session61
Direct download: sufbs61oceanvolcanolargestever_1448853874.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Nathan Johnson is our guest on the Ocean Talk Friday Show this week as we talk about Dolphin Friendly Labelling; Fishing Vessel ID; Citizen Science; and, Fish Camouflage. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session60
Direct download: sufbs60oceantalkfriday_1448604073.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:09am EST

This week's news have been fairly depressing, so I thought it would be good to share a great citizen science program called the Great Victorian Fish Count. It's a program where Scuba divers and Snorklers count fish species to help researchers monitor changes in fish populations in and around the coast of the Province of Victoria. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session59
Direct download: sufbs59thegreatvictorianfishcount_1448294801.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

A Brazilian dam operated by Samarco, a mining company, collapsed two weeks ago flooding the Doce Basin with toxic mud leaving over 280,000 people without clean water and killing at least 12 people. The government estimates the clean up will take 30 years and cost 1 billion dollars; however, environmentalists say it will cost 27 billion dollars. It's just another reason to make sure extractive industries like mining and oil/gas need to be held to the highest regulatory authority to avoid the horrible events. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session58
Direct download: sufbs58toxicmudfrombrazilminereachesatlanticocean_1448294517.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

The Marine Mammal Centre is currently home to a record number 85 seal lion pups who washed up on northern California beaches this year, underweight and weak. Today on the podcast I hypothesize why and discuss what you can do about it. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session57
Direct download: sufbs57sealpupswashinguponbeachunderweightandunhea_1448294371.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Researchers have found that warming oceans after the last glacial period caused massive dead zones in the Pacific Ocean. The Warming Oceans were similar to the temperatures currently in the North Pacific caused by a warming body of water dubbed the "Blob." Listen to the podcast to find out more and what you can do to stop it. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session56
Direct download: sufbs56oceanwarmingcanleadtomassdeadzones_1448247743.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

On today's Ocean Talk Friday, we are talking about Marine Protected Areas and the need for different science (social and economic science), the need for more fishing exclusion protected areas, and the FDA approval for Genetically Modified Salmon. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session55
Direct download: sufbs55oceantalkfridaympagmpsalmon_1448048424.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Marine Planning allows us to plan all the activities that occur in the ocean. Marine planning is absent in many jurisdictions around the world, which is crazy to think when most counties/municipalities, states/provinces and countries have plans for terrestrial areas, both environmental and business. Listen to why I think Marine Planning is important and what you can do add more marine plans in your oceans. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session54
Direct download: sufbs54plantomarineplan_1447645500.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Sea World has been backed into a corner by animal activists and a little documentary called Blackfish; however, the basis of evidence that orcas in captivity have degraded health (physical and mental) is all about science. Sea World understands this and is now trying to discredit the people who are scientific experts on wild orca populations. Listen to the podcast to find out who Sea World is attacking and why. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session53
Direct download: sufbs53seaworldvsscientists_1447871903.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Warming oceans are bring more frequent toxic algae blooms to the Pacific delaying the Dungeness crab fishery indefinitely. I talk about other events that were related to toxic algae during the podcast. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session52
Direct download: sufbs52toxicalgaeravagingpacificocean_1447645430.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Driftnets are killing 83% bycatch in a fishery targeting 2 species, according to Todd Steiner in a guest commentary in the Monterey Herald. The state government allows the use of driftnets because the pressure from the commercial fishing industry won't let them stop. Listen to the podcast to find out the details and how many species are being killed that aren't the 2 targeted species. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session51
Direct download: sufbs51driftnetskillingmarinewildlifeincalifornia_1447645349.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Ocean Talk Friday is back again where my guest Nathan Johnson and I talk about Countries trying to stop Pirate Fishing; Businesses using ocean plastic pollution in their products; A new way for researchers to assess habitat health; and, Researchers trying to create a new "Super Coral" to combat Climate Change. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session50
Direct download: sufbs50oceantalk_1447385550.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Renewable Energy is the focus of California for the next 20 years as they want to power the state with 50% renewable energies. A massive floating wind farm is now proposed to be constructed 15 miles off the coast of California. Listen to the podcast to find out why some people love the idea and others hate it. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session49
Direct download: sufbs49californiawindfarmrenewableenergy_1447365157.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

SeaWorld has caved to outside pressures to stop it's infamous Orca (Killer Whale) shows that they have used as a marketing tool to attract customers for year. SeaWorld attendance dropped 17% last year losing them 3.8 million dollars in one year. SeaWorld officials stated they are moving away from the entertainment shows to focus more on educating the public on Orca habitat, which means they don't plan of releasing the Orcas anytime soon. I provide my opinion in the podcast on the subject as it relates to the available science out there. Listen to Episode 12 for more on the science behind Orca captivity: http://www.seapkupforblue.com/session12 Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session48
Direct download: sufbs48seaworldtophaseoutorcashows_1447265511.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

Every once and a while I like to profile specific people who I find are doing great things for Ocean Conservation. Adrian Grenier, known for his role as Vincent Chase in HBO's Entourage, is one of those people. Take a listen to find out what he has done and what he is currently doing for Ocean Conservation. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session47
Direct download: sufbs47adriangrenieroceanherolonelywhale_1447041599.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Researchers have discovered the cod populations off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador are recovering faster than the populations in the Gulf of Maine. The differences in populations sizes are due to cumulative influences on the population. Listen to the podcast to find out which 2. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session46
Direct download: sufbs46codpopulationsarebackinsomeplaces_1447041475.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

It's Ocean Talk Friday YAY!!! Nathan Johnson and I discuss how many marine protected areas should be in a network; El Nino and his buddies and their effect on global weather patterns; The discovery of a Manta Ray Spawning Area in Indonesia; and, How the loss of Arctic sea ice will change the Arctic coastline. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session45
Direct download: sufbs45oceantalk_1446838220.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Marine Scientists who collaborate with international counterparts for Ocean Conservation work in small islands should be respectful of the local communicty on the islands. There are specific strategies to ensure all parties win and another part of the Ocean gets conserved. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session44
Direct download: sufbs44internationalcollaboeffective_1446698309.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:59am EST

Coral Reefs in the Pilbara region along the North-West part of Australia are being destroyed by high sea temperatures and predation by a large number of Crown of Thorns Starfish. The combination of Ocean Issues does not allow the corals to recover from an individual issue. The loss of Coral Reefs in this area can have serious impacts on biodiversity and shoreline protection. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session43
Direct download: sufbs43crownofthornsseatempkillingreefs_1446526759.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Researchers have found evidence of Ocean Acidification affecting Pteropods in the Southern Ocean. Pteropods are an important part of the food web in this area of the world. Ocean Acidification impedes the ability for the Pteropods to use calcium to build there snail-like shells. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session42
Direct download: sufbs42antercticoceanacidification_1446526690.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Happy Birthday to my daughter Taya, whose insatiable thirst for knowledge continues to inspire me to provide Ocean Conservation Information to her, her sister, and you for a better Ocean. Happy Monday! Today, I talk about a recent article where a host for a popular BBC program called Autumnwatch said Wildlife TV does not help conservation. I talk about why he said it and why I agree. I also let you in on a new project I've been working on for the past 2 months that will help solve the problem. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session41
Direct download: sufbs41wildlifetvnotgoodforconservation_1446491478.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Nathan Johnson and I get together again to chat about this week's top stories. High on the list was the discovery of plastic pollution reaching the Arctic, Coffee Cups not really going where we often expect them, Corals undergoing a global bleaching event and Sea Shepherd helping the Mexican Government save the Vaquita. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session40
Direct download: sufbs40oceantalkplascticcoffecupsbleachingseasheph_1446174793.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:32am EST

Orcas in the wild have been busy this year as researchers have discovered 6 new baby orcas this year alone. This orca baby boom is a great sign for the endangered pod that lives along the West Coast of North America. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session39
Direct download: sufbs39orcababyboom_1445831769.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:00pm EST

Sea Shepherd has partnered with the Mexican Government to patrol the Marine Sanctuary in the Sea of Cortez where the almost Extinct Vaquita lives. Sea Shepherd will ensure gill nets are not interfering with Vaquita daily life to ensure their survival. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session38
Direct download: sufbs38seasheperdsavevaquita_1446003728.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Great White Sharks are not ssen too often in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco, that is until now. This year, the US Coast Guard found a school of 20 sharks 100 yds offshore of some popular beaches. Their presnece this far North is probably due to warmer than normal sea temperatures, which are changing the fish distribution extents in the Pacific. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session37
Direct download: sufbs37gwsharksinsf_1445831687.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

The new Canadian Federal government will be great for Canadian Ocean Science and Conservation as the Liberal majority in power has promised to restore Canada's Oceans, Climate, and Environmental protection policies to the Internationally lead policies they once were - before the Conservation government scrapped them all for oil and gas favoured policies. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session36
Direct download: sufbs36canadianpoliticsoceanscience_1445831574.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:05am EST

Today Nathan and I give our thoughts on 4 articles: 1) Antarctic Overfishing; 2) Sunscreen harming corals; 3) Video: Face to Face with a Great White in South Africa; and, 4) Destroyed seagrass beds releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Shop for the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session35
Direct download: sufbs35oceantalk4articles_1445481625.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In today's episode, I discuss an article by the Tiffany & Co. Foundation describing how it has donated $10 million to various Ocean Conservation projects. The author of the article, Anisa Costa, encourages other businesses to take the initiative and conserve the Ocean in their own way. Just like we are doing with Speak Up For Blue! 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session34
Direct download: sufbs34tiffanysprotectingtheocean_1445219760.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Dr. Andrew David Thaler is on the show to talk about his career in deep sea research using ROVs (remotely operated vehicles to further marine conservation. Andrew has also taken a different career path than most people in the Marine Conservation field. We discuss this and his entrepreneurial endeavours into creating accessibility to basic science instrumentation. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session33
Direct download: sufbs33andrewthaleropenrov_1445464569.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

We often think that marine mammals, sharks, and sea turtles are the most important to the ocean because they are big. However, it is the tiniest animals called plankton that are most important. I tell you why and how in today's podcast. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session32
Direct download: sufbs32protecttiniestoceananimals_1445219669.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

El Nino can change typical weather patterns into anomalies that can damage coral reefs and change species distributions. It can also starve fish. Find out how. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session31
Direct download: sufbs31elninostarvefish_1445219573.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Dr. Nathan Robinson and I talk about the Ocean News of this past week and dive into how Ocean Conservation fits in to Climate Change, More Climate Change, Illegal Fishing and Overfishing, and Shark Conservation. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session30
Direct download: sufbs30nathanrobinsonoceantalk4articles_1444971295.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

It's National Marine Week in South Africa and we found a great article on 6 ways to better protect the Ocean. So Andrew goes over each way and why we should do them. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session29
Direct download: sufbs296promisestotheocean_1444696850.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

The Costa Rican government has stated they will not support CITES protection of commercially important sharks. The President of the country has given in the violent protests for the fisheries community who want to catch and sell sharks for food such as shark fin soup. 10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session28
Direct download: sufbs28costaricanotprotectingsharks_1444696792.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Sea otters are a fun species to observe in their natural habitat. Today, I thought I would start the week with 5 fun facts on Sea Otters. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session27
Direct download: sufbs275factsaboutseaotters_1444696725.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:53am EST

Marine Protected Areas are an important conservation tool to protect habitat. 2 Marine Sanctuaries in the US and 2 MPAs in Chile were announced this week. Nathan Johnson and I discuss why they are important and how they should be used. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session26
Direct download: sufbs26oceantopicnathanjohnsonmpaannouncement_1444412391.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

Blue whales are massive and extraordinary marine mammals. They are the largest marine mammals on the planet and with that title comes the burden of exerting energy to feed vs keeping your energy to move. Researchers have recently found that Blue Whales only exert energy to feed when krill (their food source) patches are dense and choose not to feed when krill are found in small numbers. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session25
Direct download: sufbs25bluewhalefeedingstrategyforsurvival_1444062980.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Dr. Nathan Robinson recounts the time he pulled an object out of the nostril of a sea turtle in the field. Find out what that object was and how it affected the research crew. Nathan also talks to me about how we can better protect sea turtles.
Direct download: sufbs24nathanrobinsonseaturtlewithstrawinnose_1444250823.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

A recent study by the Ocean Conservancy found that 80% of plastics were coming from land based sources and 45% of plastics where flowing from 5 countries. Now we now where there plastic pollution comes from, we can now manage it beeter. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session23
Direct download: sufbs2345percentofplasticcomesfromthese5countries_1444062854.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:27am EST

Dr. Sylvia Earle was a keynote speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting and issued a stark warning that everyone needs to be informed on the issues the Ocean faces and the solutions to remedy those issues. I chat about key points in Dr. Earle's speech and focus on telling you how to find out more about the oceans. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session22
Direct download: sufbs22sylviaearleissuestarkwarningaboutoceans_1444062710.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Oil giant Shell has decided to pull out of the Arctic due to a number of factors. Nathan and I breakdown those factors and explore some unasnwered questions. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session21
Direct download: sufbs21andrewnathanshellpullsoutofarticdrilling_1443699076.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

The CSIRO, the Australian federal government department, in charge of protecting the countries natural resources is chartering it's Oceanographic Research vessels to BP and Chevron to pay for the very same research that goes to creating policy regulating the Oil and Gas industry. Do you see the problem here? Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session20
Direct download: sufbs20csiroclimatevesselusedforoilexploration_1443458222.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can protect ocean habitats from exploitation, especially when we use a proactive approach. Dr. Brian Tissot wants to sea that happen off the US Pacific. So he tells us how we can implement MPAs. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session19
Direct download: sufbs19briantissotintrooutroraw_1443458044.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:38am EST

Sea Bass populations are shifting their distribution north ward as Ocean temperatures rise and they have found a new food resource in lobsters affecting the local fishing economy. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session18
Direct download: sufb18seabasseatlobster_1443457872.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:37am EST

Celebrities often participate in Ocean Awareness Campaigns because they have a large fan base of people who will do what they feel is important to them. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session17 Speak Up For Blue Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakUpForBlue
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Sea Turtles have a hard time surviving as they have to face many hardships, include human impacts. Here is one item to avoid and why! Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session16 Link to Video: https://youtu.be/4wH878t78bw Support Sea Turtle Research for the PhD student who took the video and helped this poor Sea Turtle: https://www.gofundme.com/wuhvd6zj
Direct download: sufbs16seaturtlewithstrawstuck_1443174534.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:43am EST

An instituted in Hawai'i will allow women to give birth in the ocean in the presence of dolphins. Anbsolute insanity...and here is why. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session15
Direct download: sufbs15givingbirthwithdolphins_1443118806.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:45am EST

Dr. Andrew Wright joins me to discuss why the cutest marine mammal in the world is at risk to going extinct (fewer than 100 individuals). Andrew tells me all about these elusive and wonderful marine mammals. Find out how important it is for us, the Speak Up For Blue Community, to help these poor animals. Show Notes: http://speakupforblue.com/session14
Category: -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

Marine Biologist, Keith Davis (41) was reported lost at sea while working as a fisheries observer in Peru. I wanted to talk about this tragedy to remind people that marine scientists and conservationists often put themselves at risk when working on or around the Ocean. It is important for scientists and conservationists to understand that safety training is crucial to maintaining a long career without incidents. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/keithdavis
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Category: -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Rupert Murdoch bought and now owns 73% of The National Geographic Society AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! Is nothing else sacred? The man that owns Fox News and believes Climate Change is some sort of natural process now has 73% control of a science, exploration, discovery and conservation magazine? Say it ain't so!!! I give you the low down on the $750 million deal and let you know how I feel about it and what I think should be done. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/natgeo
Category: -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

Economics plays an important role in Ocean Conservation. There are multiple competing interests involved in extraction and tourism of specific resources. It is important to understand how the Ocean Economies so we can better protect the Ocean. That is why I asked Jeff Adkins, Ocean Economist at NOAA, to help us understand Ocean Economies and the role it plays in conservation. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session13
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Our guest today is Dr. Naomi Rose, who is an expert in orcas for the past 20+ years. Naomi and I discuss the impact of the movie Blackfish and particularly the events that unfolded after the death of Dawn Brancheau, lead trainor of Tilicum the orca. Tilicum was resposible for her death. We discuss the science behind why orcas are not suitable for captivity to disprove and false reports that say otherwise. You DO NOT want to miss this episode! Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session12

Direct download: SUFB_S12_NaomiRose_OrcasBlackfish.mp3
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This week I talk to Dr. Chris Parsons, a professor at George Mason University, who is an expert on the conservation of Marine Mammals and policy. We discuss issues are causing harm to marine mammals and what policies are in place to protect them (and do they do their job!). We also discuss how you and I can help protect marine mammals even if you are not a scientist! And finally, at the beginning of our discussing we chat about what advice he gives his graduate students on how they can build their careers in Marine Conservation. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session11
Category: -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

The tragedy of the murder of Cecil the Lion shocked the world, especially the way it happened. The public response was astounding and played a role in 9 benefits that came out of this tragedy. I let you know what I think those benefits are and how it relates to Ocean Conservation. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session10
Category: -- posted at: 9:43am EST

This week I interview Gianna Savoie, Executive Director of the Ocean Media Institute. Gianna works with various Ocean Conservation organizations and people to help them communicate their science and conservation to the public through video story telling. Gianna gives us advice on which cameras are available to use and how we can tell stories effectively. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session9
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Politicians, US Republicans, are trying to solidify the thought that Climate Change is not caused by humans. Common Sense and science says otherwise; however, these politicians have a strong reach. I decided to take this opportunity to share my thoughts on Oceans and Climate Change. I switched up the format a bit from an interview style to just me talking about Climate Change. Enjoy the Podcast! Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session8
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

I speak to Bill Wyse, executive director of the NY Sea Grant, who works with partners to help conserve the waters and coast in New York State. Much of our conversation focuses on the recovery after Super Storm Sandy and how planning has changed in its wake. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session7
Category: -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Angelo Villagomez helps protect sharks all around the world by working with the governments of small island communities to help implement shark sanctuaries and shark protections while working at the PEW Charitable Trust. Listen to Angelo talk about how he used a worldwide campaign of people taking pictures with a cartoon shark to influence the committee of people who were voting on CITES shark protection to vote in favour of protecting a number of species. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session6
Category: -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

I am joined this week by Dr. Ellen Prager, a coral reef scientist and author of a series of books to engage youth in ocean conservation. We discuss how connecting coral reef health with the health of human is a great way to raise awareness for coral reef conservation. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/session5
Category: -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

David McGuire is a marine biologist, director of Shark Stewards, a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring sharks in the San Francisco Bay area and abroad and educating the public through digital documentaries. I invited David on the podcast to tell us about how filmakers make sharks out to be evil killing machines through their shots and storylines. We also discuss how shark week can improve using positive messaging in the programs. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/sharkweek03
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I speak with Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, Director of the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program and Assistant Research Professor at the University of Miami. We discuss his research on sharks and how important it is to understand where they travel and stay to keep their populations sustainable. We also chat about how his research involves the Florida Fishing Community. A great conversation about sharks during this year's 2015 Shark Week. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/sharkweek2
Category: -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Michael Bear started and directs the Sevengill shark Citizen Science Program at Ocean Sanctuaries. Join me as he recounts his first encounter with this unique species which inspired him to create a monitroing program run by SCUBA divers to learn more about their sevengill friends that inhabit La Jolla Cove, California. Show Notes:http://www.speakupforblue.com/sharkweek1
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Alex Tilley and his wife Juliana Lopez Angarita co-founded a non-profit organization called Talking Oceans that focuses on science and conservation of tropical ecosystems. They carry out research in coastal communities throughout Central and South America.

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Citizen Science is a great way to engage non-Marine Scientists in taking part in field work and data collection. This engagement leads to more people being out on the Ocean with a better understanding of how the Ocean is being affected by our uses of it. Let me know what you thought of the episode by leaving a comment on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakUpForBlue OR Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/speakupforblue OR hit me up on Instagram: https://instagram.com/arlewin99/ Subscribe for more fun episodes. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/speak-up-for-blue-podcast/session3
Category: -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

When I was a kid, there wasn't much info on the net regarding my favourite subject, Marine Science. But now things are different. Dr. Craig McClain is the cheif editor of the website DeepSeaNews.com. His site details research and issues important to a variety of his fellow researchers and colleagues. The information ranges from simple ecology to myth busting the latest issues. All while writing in an entertaining format. Let me know what you thought of the episode by leaving a comment on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakUpForBlue OR Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/speakupforblue OR hit me up on Instagram: https://instagram.com/arlewin99/ Subscribe for more fun episodes. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/speak-up-for-blue-podcast/session2
Category: -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

For the first episode of the SUFB podcast, I chat with Dr. Judith Weis whose latest book, "Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know" dives into the world of water pollution. We talk about issues ranging from plastics to oil spills and the solutions that you can follow to reduce your personal impact on the Ocean. Pick up her book on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Pollution-Everyone-Needs-Know%C2%AE/dp/0199996687 Let me know what you thought of the episode by leaving a comment on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakUpForBlue OR Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/speakupforblue OR hit me up on Instagram: https://instagram.com/arlewin99/ Subscribe for more fun episodes. Show Notes: http://www.speakupforblue.com/speak-up-for-blue-podcast/session1
Category: -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

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