Wed, 29 June 2022
As long as I can remember protecting the ocean has always been my number one priority Ocean conservation and the action takes time and work from many different fields and it requires the dedication of many men and women from around the world; however, it is very difficult to focus on conserving the ocean when other human rights are being taken away and need more focus.
In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to discuss how recent news/events/decisions around the world and in the US (even in my home country of Canada) can affect the people's focus on the ocean.
Direct download: SUFB_S1325_SpeakingUpforTheOceanIsHardWhenHumanRightsAreAtStake.mp3
Category:Policy -- posted at: 12:00am EST
Mon, 27 June 2022
We have a plastic pollution problem in this world and we can't solve it unless countries put in policies to ban single-use plastics, but what will a ban look like. In this episode, I am going to describe how Canada is going to ban single-use plastics as soon as December 2022.
Link to Press Release: https://bit.ly/3NmDFsi
Wed, 22 June 2022
There need to be more conversations about the ocean on the web and there are plenty of opportunities to start your science communication journey, but people still aren't getting started. Therefore, I am going to tell you the different ways how you can get started in science communication today.
Mon, 20 June 2022
Restoring oyster beds, seagrass, and salt marshes together is better than restoring only one type of habitat
There are many coastal areas that have been degraded to the point that restoration is necessary, but restoration can be very expensive and is often focused on 1 type of habitat. Therefore, restoration specialists and conservationists are now focusing on restoring more than one type of habitat to increase the success of the coastal area.
In this episode of the SUFB podcast, I will be discussing how projects from different parts of the world are having success with restoring multiple habitats due to a term we call connectivity.
Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2022/06/sea-restoration-projects-quilt-a-mosaic-of-habitats-with-striking-results/
Fri, 17 June 2022
Everyone loves fashion and loves to look good when they go out. Many people follow the term "Look good, feel good." But today's fashion comes at an environmental cost/price and therefore, it needs to change to more sustainable options.
In this episode of the Speak Up For the Ocean Blue Podcast, I will be highlighting two types of ocean sources derived from an invasive species and the other from kelp.
Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/12/fish-leather-lionfish-sustainable-invasive-species
Mon, 13 June 2022
Protecting and conserving the ocean seems to take a back seat to other issues when talking about priorities. For example, in Canada, politicians want to protect the economy more than the environment because it has a higher priority. Often times the protection of the economy comes in direct conflict to protecting the environment. But what if the ocean had a say in this priority choice. What if the Ocean could speak to us and give humans a message.
Conservation International has some thoughts on what the Ocean was to say to humans.
In this episode, I am going to talk about a new campaign from Conservation International called Nature Is Speaking and how it should make us rethink how we protect the ocean.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/rM6txLtoaoc
Fri, 10 June 2022
The last part of my 3-part series interviewing fishers from the East Coast of Canada takes me to a conversation I had with Gordon Beaton who has fished along Canada's East Coast for his entire life. His uncle was a fisher and his son is now a fisher. Learn what it takes to be a fisher in Canada.
Thu, 9 June 2022
I continue my series of speaking to fishers from the East Coast of Canada to get to know their challengers and why fishing is such a big part of their lives.
Wed, 8 June 2022
Happy Oceans Day!!!
As promised in the last episode, here is the entire audio piece created by Michelle Amor.
Tue, 7 June 2022
I had the opportunity to sit down with Carl Allen to discuss what life was like as a lobster fisher in Eastern Canada.
Carl told me how young he was when he started fishing and how his life is all about fishing.
He also discusses the work he does with the fishing union.
Mon, 6 June 2022
There seems to be a day for everything these days and the oceans have a day as well, June 8th. It's a time for us to think about why we love the ocean so much and how we can better protect. There are celebrations, conferences, announcements (big and small) where governments and organizations try to stand out from one another to tell you how they are committed to protect the oceans. But the announcements are all massive agreements and commitments that don't include a very important thing, YOU!
In this episode, I am going to go over my thoughts about oceans week and how I think you should approach it. What you can get out of oceans week.
I am also going to discuss the programming that I have planned for Oceans Week for this podcast and some other things.
Fri, 3 June 2022
There are many people that want to work in Marine Conservation, but not everyone has a degree in Marine Biology or another type of science degree; however, you don't need to be a scientist to help protect the ocean. There are many people who are working on Marine Conservation with business and arts degrees.
In today's episode, I am going to answer a question from a listener who wants to work in Marine Conservation and has a Psychology degree. I am going to provide some examples of how useful someone can be with a Psychology degree in Marine Conservation.
Direct download: SUFB_S1314_WhatTypeOfJobCanYouGetWithAPsychologyDegree.mp3
Category:Marine Conservation Careers -- posted at: 12:00am EST
Wed, 1 June 2022
ExxonMobil will finally have to face charges in Massachusetts for misleading the public on Climate Change
There are studies that have revealed that oil companies like ExxonMobil have spent billions of dollars on campaigns that involved misleading the public on Climate Change and one Attorney General brought charges against the oil company, but will the company have to pay for their misleading ways and what will the punishment be? We need to hold more fossil fuel companies accountable for the notorious work that they conduct around the world.
In this episode, I will discuss why I think this trial could have severe consequences for oil companies across the states in the US.
Links to articles:
Direct download: SUFB_S1313_ExxonMobilToFaceChargesForMisleadingPeopleOnClimateChange.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 12:00am EST