Fri, 24 June 2016
Nathan and I are back for another wonderful Ocean Talk Friday on the Speak Up For Blue Podcast! It's an exciting episode because we are on the cusp of Discovery Channel's 2016 Shark Week with a promise for the network of a more science-based program schedule.
Last year, Discovery was under fire as it aired a number of fictional "mocumentaries" during it's 2014 schedule, which angered many people and critics were quick to demand for changes to programming to shift from fear based content to more interest based content.
In 2015, the network hired a new President who vowed to bring back the Shark Week that we know and love and was reflected to a certain degree in the 2015 content. This year is looking even better with interesting content scheduled that documents researcher's studies on how sharks move and where are their important habitats.
Nathan and I describe which shows we are looking forward to as well as other stories that came up this week, including:
1) Oceana - Canada provide a dismal report on Canada's current state of fisheries, but offer hope!;
2) All About Shark Week!;
3) How organic pollutants are harming apex predators; and,
4) Are aquariums teaching out children the wrong thing?
10 Ocean Tips to Conserve the Ocean: http://www.speakupforblue.com/wordpress/sufb_optinpdf