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Nathan and I get together once again to chat about the important articles of the week. We discuss the following:

1) Glow in the dark shark species;

2) A new UN Ocean Treaty: Do we really need one (Spoiler alert: YES!);

3) Zombie Crabs (Yep...you read that right!);

4) The competitive edge of algae over corals; and,

5) A recycling project to help the Oceans and other charitable causes.

 

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf

Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session152

Direct download: SUFB_S152_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It's the article you don't want to read. I came across this article and saw three tiny baby Sea Lions in a cage travelling to the Pacific Marine Mammal Centre to get the care they need after being stranded due to malnutrition. The Problem? Their mother's cannot produce the amount of milk necessary to feed them enough to grow the fat they need to survive in the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean. Climate Change is thought to be one of the culprits of this malnutrition as it is forcing the sea lion's prey species to move North into cooler waters. In addition, the sea lion's favourite prey, the sardine, has undergone a collapse in population in 2012 due to over fishing. 
 
What will happen to the Sea Lion babies that I saw in the article's image? The Pacific Marine Mammal Centre will bring them back to health, but will eventually have to release them and that is a problem. Lack of food source and rapidly changing waters cannot be good for this sea lion population. 
 
I do have a solution for the government. Take a listen to the podcast to find out what that solution is and let me know if you agree.
 

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf

Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session150

Direct download: SUFB_S151_BabySeaLionsDyingFromClimateChange.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

The discovery of a long 600 mile long coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon River has really changed the way I think about reefs. Coral reefs are normally found in tropical shallow oceans with a narrow range of habitat parameters including temperature, pH, salinity, and others. They also rely on invertebrate and fish associated species to graze on algae that could over grow on to corals and smother them.

The newly discovered reef at the mouth of the Amazon River at situated below the muddy water discharged from the massive river. So how can these sponges, corals, and other reef structures survive in a place that is under a layer of muddy freshwater? That is what researchers will gladly answer with more research.

The problem is that the reef is not safe as the Brazilian Government has sold 80 block to oil companies for exploration and drilling, 20 of the blocks are already producing oil. Oh, by the way, the blocks are located on top of the reefs. GREAT!!! We just discovered this unique reef that might help us figure out how to save other reefs and we might already be destroying them. 

What will happen with the new reefs and the drilling? Who knows. the government could halt the drilling to save the reefs, but will they opt for the oil money instead? Only time will tell and perhaps the voices of the Speak Up For Blue community.

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
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Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session150

Direct download: SUFB_S150_AmazonReefDiscovered.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

This week's Ocean Talk Friday took place on Skype as our Blab site is having some buggy problems. Hopefully, Blab will be able to solve the problem and we will get last week's recording back.

In today's Ocean Talk Friday, Nathan and I discuss the following:

1) The National Aquarium's 48 days of blue;

2) National Geographic's Pristine Ocean Project to Inspire Better Protection of Oceans;

3) Profiling the CEO of the National Aquarium doing "Right Work"; and,

4) A Robotic Sea Snake...yup, you read that right! It's pretty cool!

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf

Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session145

Direct download: SUFB_S149_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 12:50am EDT

There are two projects out there that the mainstream media is riding the wave right now and it's claiming that their projects are going to save us form our own wasteful ways. One of the projects is called the Ocean Clean Up Project started by Boyan Slant, a 19-year old boy who says he can clean up the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre in less than 10 years. The other project is called the Seabin and it could help clean up small areas along the shore; however, the media is saying that it could clean up the Ocean (according to the headline anyway).

There has been some criticism from Scientists (as we scientists do) of the Ocean Clean Up Project, where they point out flaws in the design and environmental and legal consequences of the structure. 

The Seabin looks like it can clean up small areas such as marinas or coasts, but there would have to be many Seabins purchased to do a mare clean up of the coast along any shoreline. 

In this episode, I chat about the problem of plastic pollution; I describe the two projects; and, I mention some poplar ways you can save the environment for itself. 

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf

Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session148

Direct download: SUFB_S148_CanTheOceanBeCleanedUp.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

SCUBA divers quickly become great Ocean Conservationists because they see, first hand, how the Ocean gets degraded over time as they are in the water. Many divers become strong advocates for conserving specific areas in the Ocean where they love to dive. Others start/participate in Citizen Science projects to help Ocean Scientists better understand the Ocean. 

In today's episode, I cover all sorts of SCUBA diving stories from the Ocean on how divers can do better in protecting the environment and help out in Conservation.

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10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf

Show Notes:
http://www.speakupforblue.com/session147

Direct download: SUFB_S147_ScubaAndConservation.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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