Fri, 29 July 2022
Three episodes ago, I discussed how to speak up for the ocean if you are not a scientist. I suggested following specific scientists on social media to get accurate and recent science and conservation information. I had a few people contact me over Instagram to ask if I know where they could get more information on science and conservation in their area. A great question indeed and that seems like it could be hard to find anyone.
In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I will tell you how you can find out about local science and conservation issues.
Wed, 27 July 2022
Discovery puts man in a clear plastic tub in the ocean; attracts big white shark; and, is surprised when the shark bites the clear tub to grab the human
Every year I go into Shark Week with a positive mindset in hope that it will provide some great programs and some great cinematography and I would like to hope that it won't play into the fear-mongering, but that was not the case for the first news piece that I saw from CNN (who owns Discovery). A clear promotional video starts off with fear of shark sightings and bites then into one of the dumbest things a person can do when being around a white shark. I will tell you why it was so dumb in this upcoming rant.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/j0chL87gPag
Mon, 25 July 2022
Shark week is back and over this week you will see some great shots of different species of sharks and some interesting behaviours, but you probably won't see much talk on the conservation of sharks and you might hear some misinformation on the species. You can take advantage of Shark Week by informing your followers (and maybe new followers) on shark conservation and where we need to focus on to increase shark awareness.
Wed, 20 July 2022
Science plays an important part in understanding the trends in the ocean whether they are positive or negative and scientists also are critical in communicating their work so people can be aware of the trends, but people think that only scientists can talk about science and that is not true; therefore, by the end of this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue, I hope to convince you that you can speak up for the ocean too and give you steps that you can take to make sure you do it correctly.
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Direct download: SUFB_S1334_UseThese3StepsToSpeakUpForTheOceanIfYouAreNotAScientist.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Mon, 18 July 2022
The Mississippi Delta is one powerful river that drains a large portion of the rivers in the US and two provinces in Canada, yet there are few people who know how powerful the river can be and how the land at the mouth of the Mississippi changes depending on the action that is taken by human alteration. Hakai Magazine wrote a great article on how the Mississippi River is changing and what can be done to save the land, the shrimpers, and the bottlenose dolphins that inhabitat of the ever-changing Mississippi Delta.
Link to article: https://bit.ly/3PsDgGg
Direct download: SUFB_S1333_CanTheMissDeltaBeReengineeredToSaveIt.mp3
Category:Mississippi -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Fri, 15 July 2022
Sharks have had a bad reputation for decades that have lead to their harm and lack of protection for a long time, but more videos and articles are surfacing that include love for sharks. But could all of this love be dangerous for shark populations as well?
Wed, 13 July 2022
I recently had the opportunity to interview wildlife science communicator, Forrest Galante, for my other podcast I cohost called Beyond Jaws and during the interview Forrest taught me a lot about being a science communicator through his own journey. Therefore, I am going to share some interesting tips that I picked up from Forrest that I will use as a science communicator and that you could use in your own journey.
Beyond Jaws Podcast: https://bit.ly/37TMqeK
Mon, 11 July 2022
There is a huge push to move away from fossil fuels and move toward renewable energy to help reduce climate change, but politicians and the fossil fuel industry are always pushing for more oil and gas drilling to help the economy; therefore, authors are the centre for American Progress laid out 4 reasons why the Biden Administration should not expand offshore drilling in the proposed 5-year plan he laid out this past month...and they kinda listened.
Link to article:
Direct download: SUFB_S1330_4WaysWhyTheBidenAdminShouldNotExpandOffshoreDrilling.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Fri, 8 July 2022
Recent government decisions on environmental protections got you down? Here are some careers that can help you make changes.
Government decisions whether they are from the courts, congress, senate, or the white house can inspire people to take up the arm of conservation by seeking out a job and building a career to protect the environment, but going back to school to get a science degree may not lead you to the type of change that you want. Building a career in conservation takes planning; therefore, I will teach you what you should look for in a career that could lead to change.
Direct download: SUFB_S1329_RecentCourtDecisionsGotYouWantingAJobToMakeChange.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Wed, 6 July 2022
The US Democrats have control of Congress, the senate, and the white house and they are all on the same page about climate action, but the US Supreme Court is Republican-dominated and they have made a decision that undermines the Clean Air Act and the ability for the EPA to regular emissions from the fossil fuel industry. Therefore, it's time for the government to step up and make laws that will better address the climate emergency.
In this episode of the SUFB podcast, I will be ranting about the decisions of late from the US Supreme Court and why the government needs to adapt to the stalling of the fossil fuel industry.
Link to article: https://cbsn.ws/3IevYDh
Direct download: SUFB_S1328_SupremeCourtDecisionEPAClimateCrisis.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Mon, 4 July 2022
I've done some work with mining companies in Ontario before as I would run studies to ensure the companies were not harming the surrounding water bodies, but during my time as a private consultant, I heard some really bad stories about mining companies harming local areas and people with toxic spills. Therefore, I was initially worried when I saw Tesla and Nickel Mine in a recent headline on Mongabay News. I was happy to hear that their mention is not tarnished by this involvement in nickel mining with the benefits that come to the community.
In this episode of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to tell you about a nickel mine on a small island that could be beneficial to the local community.
Link to article: https://bit.ly/3y0LDRX
Direct download: SUFB_S1327_NickelMineInNewCaledoniaGetsBackedByTeslaAndLocalCommunity.mp3
Category:Mining -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
Fri, 1 July 2022
Marine Conservation needs to focus on empowering and including coastal communities to achieve success
When I grew up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had this dream that I would work in a small Pacific Islands doing marine science and conservation, but that was probably a form of parachute science and that can hurt marine conservation outcomes. Parachute science happens more often than you think and there is now a call to build in more equity in marine conservation by including local communities in the conservation plans of THEIR coastline.
In this episode of the Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to cover why diversity, equity and inclusion are the primary focus of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.
Link to article: https://bit.ly/3OP1JFo
Direct download: SUFB_S1326_MarineConservationEquityInclusionForSuccess.mp3
Category:Diversity -- posted at: 12:00am EDT