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SEA Change Clothing Co. is a company on a mission to change the way we make decisions when we buy our clothes to reduce plastic pollution.

Most shirts and sweaters are made with micro-plastics and every time we wash our clothes, some of those micro-plastics come off the clothes and are added to our waterways. However, Sea Change Clothing is pure organic cotton so there are no micro-plastics in the shirt.

In addition to reducing plastics in clothing, Sea Change Clothing's mission is to pick up 3 lbs of plastic for every item sold. 

I had the opportunity to chat with Sea Change Clothing's founder, Brennan Fitzgerald, to find out all about him and his company. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S401_SellingForASEAChangeWithBrennanFitzpatrick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Ocean Update today is a special one...400 EPISODES here on The Speak Up For Blue Podcast!!! I take some time to Thank You for helping me get there and helping me build this fantastic community!!!

I also talk about how the Media needs to stop throwing sharks under the bus and start to help their reputation. Specifically, I talk about the spear fisherman that was bitten by a white shark and how the Washington Post said that the guy was "ambushed" by a white shark. Just ridiculous!

Other news that I talk about is the ocean reserve Mexico declared to protect their "Galapagos of North America." 

I also talk about a new restoration technique being used to help bring back the Great Barrier Reef.

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Ocean Talk Friday is all about dealing with human issues (as much of marine conservation is!). I start off today by talking about a 210,000 gallon oil leak of the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last week as well as some news about the Keystone XL pipeline construction.

Next I talk about how we should use science communication for conservation via the Blue Planet II series and their assumption that a pilot whale calf died of toxins related plastic pollution in its mother's milk and how one scientist (and some conservative websites) picked up on the inaccuracy. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S399_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Craig McClain is on the podcast. This is his second time on the podcast as he was on our second ever episode, so this is really special.

Craig is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the Chief Editor of DeepSeaNews.com. 

Craig is on the podcast to chat about OCEANSDOTCOMM, which is an innovative concept he has been wanting to do for a very long time. OCEANSDOTCOMM will be a game changer in Science and Conservation Communication. What is it? Well, you will have to listen to the episode to find out. 

After you listen, go here to apply to OCEANSDOTCOMM.

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Direct download: SUFB_S398_OceansDotComm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I cover 3 unrelated topics this week. The first story is a tragedy, the second is a call to action and the third is a congratulatory story...kind of...let me explain.

Here are the topics for today:
1) 4 Sperm Whales Die After Being Stranded In Indonesia (13:51)
2) Opinion: We Need To Change The Way We Live (23:23)
3) Trump Delays Lifting Trophy Hunting Import Ban After Huge Backlash

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An article came out this week where over 15,000 scientists agreed upon on thing: we are screwing up this planet royally. But don't let the title fool you, the authors highlight 9 things that either went wrong or are going wrong. The optimism is to look at the first thing the authors go over: The Ozone Layer. The paper highlights that, as a planet, we overcame ozone depletion and made it strong again. It took change and a Global Effort in how we approached using products such as aerosols, but it worked. 

Listen to the other 8 things the authors highlight. Many of them are connected and changes can cause change.

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Direct download: SUFB_S396_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

Products that are good for our health and the environment actually exist!!! I know, right! Today, on the podcast, I have Caroline Duell, founder of All Good Products, which sell products such as lotions and sunscreen that are created from natural ingredients. For example, their sunscreen is reef safe because it is made from natural ingredients and lacks oxybenzone, which is deadly to corals. 

Take a listen to find out how Caroline discovered her path by providing people what they wanted and how she creates products that solve people's problems in addition to being good for the environment.

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Direct download: SUFB_S395_AllGoodProductsWithCarolineDuell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I comment on a recent article from Oceans Deeply where Dr. Asha de Vos commented on how the Marine Science and Conservation field needs to move away from Parachute Science and support more long term local initiatives in developing countries. Find out what Parachute Science is all about and why we need to stop.

Also on the show, we talk about how Climate Change is decreasing the Walrus population in Alaska and how the recent denial of making them Endangered Federally is a slap in the face by the current federal administration to people seeking to reduce/eliminate Climate Change.

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Direct download: SUFB_S394_ParachuteScienceAndWalrusesLosingToClimateChange.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

Dr. Edward Hind-Ozan joins us on the podcast today to discuss some major stories that are roaming around the Marine Conservation World this week.

Here is the breakdown of the stories:
1) Can we really save the Vaquita? (6:01)
2) Is Sea Shepherd Society turning over a new leaf with combating IUU Fishing? (36:48)
3) An Update form Edd's project in Mexico looking at the affects of Land Use changes in the Province of Quintana Roo, Mexico (50:15)

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Direct download: SUFB_S393_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:Vaquita -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

Dr. Austin Gallagher is someone who never stops in this Marine Science and Conservation Industry. He conducts research on sharks and other predators all over the world, he founded and leads a non-profit organization called Beneath The Waves; and, he is now a social entrepreneur that quenches your thirst with Tempo, an all organic no sweetener sparkling tea that is built to be good for the Ocean.

I am truly honoured to have Austin as my guest today where he tells us about all of his ventures including working with his team to tag hammerhead sharks in Japan with a free diver and professional surfer. 

You.Do.Not.Want.To.Miss.This.Episode!!!

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Direct download: SUFB_S392_MarineScienceAndEntrepreneurismWithAustinGallagher.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Today's Update episode cover two stories and an opinion piece that I have about something that people freak out on way too much. 

There is so much news out there that it was tough to pick just 3 things, but I thought these would be the ones that weren't getting the attention that they should. 

Today I discuss the following:
1) Menhaden fish catches will be reduced to ensure their sustainability (8:40);
2) My Opinion on a post that went down in a Facebook Group about Marine Careers where one person got hate thrown at them for asking people to collaborate with them on a Marine Conservation Blog and why I like the idea (18:04); and,
3) Octopuses were found walking on the sand in fairly large numbers and it has scientists baffled (34:18).

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Direct download: SUFB_S391_OceanUpdate.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on the podcast again this week for another instalment of Ocean Talk Friday. Today we talk:

1) Volvo Award goes to Canadian Economist for High Seas Fishing Study;
2) The expansion of an Antarctic Network of Marine Protected Areas does not go ahead...yet;
3) A weird sailing story from two women who were rescued after 90 days stranded at sea, but their stories don't correlate with true accounts; and,
4) More countries collaborate to protect sharks across borders.

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Direct download: SUFB_S390_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

Ret Talbot is a Freelance Fisheries Jounalist, and a friend of Speak Up For Blue, who has recently released a podcast of his own called Beyond Data. It's a podcast about fisheries, the data behind them (or lack thereof) and their story. Ret will explore the stories of fish we know and some we may not knew existed like his first episode on the oyster toadfish in New York. 

Ret stopped by the podcast to tell us why he moved into podcasting and why he thought is was important to focus on fisheries in each episode. 

Check out Ret's Podcast Beyond Data 

Enjoy The Podcast!!!

Sign up for the upcoming Webinar by Nick entitled: "Making Your Research Freely-Available with MarXiv:The (free!) research repository for ocean-conservation and marine climate science"

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This episode was brought to you by Octo (Open Communications for The Oceans). Check out their recent MPA News (Marine Protected Area News) issue helping inform the Marine Science and Conservation field around the world.

Support Speak Up For Blue's Efforts to create a free pr=resource program for Ocean Citizen Scientists to help move Marine Science and Conservation forward by collecting information for various Citizen Science program. Contribute to our Patreon Campaign

Direct download: SUFB_S389_BeyondDataWithRetTalbot.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

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