Sat, 20 July 2019
You may remember Nathan being on the podcast a few years ago as he described the event that spearheaded the plastic straw band movement. Nathan was the field biologist who removed the straw that was stuck in the Sea Turtle's nose. The virality of the video made him realize the power of science communication as that video continues to be THE video shown by multiple media outlets to make people aware of the problems of single-use plastic.
Four months later, Nathan emailed me another video where he removed a plastic fork from another Sea Turtle proving that the previous incident was not a one-off chance.
I recently found out that Nathan was part of the research team that recorded for the second time only a live video of a giant squid in the deep sea.
In Part 1 of the interview, Nathan and I discuss how science communication is important to him and how it can be used to create conservation opportunities.
Sea Turtle With Straw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw
Sea Turtle With Fork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiTABRQOjk
Nathan's YouTube Channel:
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Direct download: SUFB_S838_ThePowerOfScienceCommunicationWithDrNathanRobinson.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT