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Sometimes you need a little help if you are an Ocean predator that is always seeking food. The Ocean can be a hard place to find breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some animals are able to find their meal on their own. Others will latch themselves on another animal to feed off of them. And in the case of today's episode, some animals turn to stalk another animal in order to drum up some food. 

A researcher was studying box crabs while SCUBA diving on the Caribbean Sea when he noticed something quite peculiar in more than one instance. Razorfish and flounder were stalking box crabs, but not to eat them. They just wanted the animals that the box crabs would displace from the sand as they were moving through an area. The fish would scare the crabs to keep them moving to get more food. If the box crab stopped, the fish would get closer pretending to be their predator. 

The box crab would continue to quickly get away drumming up some more food as it escaped. 

The Ocean can be interesting at times...

Link To Article:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/caribbean-box-crabs-have-stalkers/

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Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1087_FishStalkiingBoxCrabs.mp3
Category:Ecology -- posted at: 12:00am EST

My recent adventure with trying to get my Provincial Government from taking away powers from Conservation Authorities to protect floodplains and protected areas from developers made me realize that I had the ability to help my local environment by becoming a local advocate. 

As I feel inspired to become a local activist, I wanted to provide you with some key advice that helped realize my potential and help you help your local environment. 

The first thing you need to do is stay aware of what is happening to your local environment. You will need to subscribe to some newsletters from local organizations (government and non-government). You may want to talk to the staff directly or just stay aware by reading their newsletter. 

The next and most important thing is to create positive relationships with local, state/provincial, and federal politicians. Whether you voted for your representatives or not, you can keep a good relationship with your local politicians. These relationships will come in handy when you would like to discuss any environmental changes to the legislation or push for a new change to better protect the environment. 

Building this relationship takes time and effort on your part because it is up to you to bring items of action to your local representatives.

Check out how I built relationships with my local politicians. 

Have you tried to build a relationship with yours?

Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference: 
https://www.absolutelysmashingllc.com/mindful-conference

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1086_HowToBecomeABetterLocalActivist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

We all know, love, and sometimes fear sharks for their predatory nature; however, we never really feat a swordfish. We tend to be in wonder and ah when with see this fish in the wild. Maybe it is because we only see them when they are being caught by recreational fishermen when they go deep-sea fishing. Swordfish are predators and they are quite effective predators with their unique bill. 

Swordfish swim actively around their prey, which forms a "bait ball" by grouping in a ball swimming close together in the same direction in a massive ball. The swordfish jet around the bait ball at high speeds. They use their "sword", or bill, to hit a few fish out of the ball separating them from the school and stunning them. They gobble the fish up and do the process over and over until they had their fill or the entire school is gone. Scientists thought the manner in which the swordfish, and other billfish, used their bills was pretty much the only way they use it. They were wrong. 

Sharks have been washing up on beaches along the Mediterranean coastline dead with the tips of swordfishes' bills in their head or in their backs. Researchers are trying to figure out why swordfish are impaling the predator as a broken bill does not grow back. 

More research needs to be conducted to understand why swordfish are behaving in the manner. Are adults warding off attacks from predators competing for bait balls? Are juveniles impaling sharks because their bills are still growing? these are the questions being asked by researchers to get more insight. 

Why do you think this is happening?

Link To Article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/science/swordfish-stabbing-sharks.html

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1085_SwordfishKillingSharks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

On Monday, I published an episode about how the Ontario Provincial Government was about to pass a bill to take powers away from the province's Conservation Authorities on making decisions as to who can build on floodplains. Currently, A Conservation Authority can deny any developer from building on a natural area due to flooding practices. The new bill will allow developers who do not like the answer to appeal the decision directly to the Minister of Natural Resources, who can overturn the verdict. 

As I posted clips from Monday's episode on social media, my local councillor in my city reached out to me to tell me that the Council, the Mayor, and the other Mayors on our region were sending a letter to the Premiere of Ontario (head of the provincial government) to tell him that they are against the action. 

It was great to hear my local government was taking action and that they reached out to me to provide updates on more than one occasion. 

I also discussed the designation of a Marine Protected Area in the Southern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Tristan da Cunha Islands. 265,347 square miles of the Archipelago's waters will be protected (90% of the water will be a Marine Protected Area.

The Marine Protected Area is part of the UK Blue Belt Programme that is designed to protect 30% of UK waters. So far, 2.7 million square miles have been protected around the world. 

Link to MPA Article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2020/11/tristan-da-cunha-atlantic-marine-protection-zone/

Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference: 
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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw


The Southern Resident Orca Population is considered endangered in the US and Canada with less than 75 individuals left in the population. The reasons for this low number vary from being caught for marine theme parks such as SeaWorld in the 1960s-70s, the lack of salmon as the Orca population only eat salmon, and water pollution (including plastic pollution) that cause a build-up of toxic chemicals in their bodies. These factors require specific protections for the Orcas. 

So it is quite surprising when the Navy is approved for drills in the area frequented by the Southern Resident Orca Population off the coast of Washington State. Navy drills are not new and are normally approved to "take" 1 or 2 marine mammals per year; however, now they are approved to "take" 51 Orcas per year until the year 2027. Will the Navy "take" this many? Probably not, but if they did, it would be okay. Unfortunately for the Orca population, it would result in the extirpation. 

What is "take" you ask? To "take" a marine mammal means the attempted or actual harassment, hunting, capturing, or killing of any marine mammal. Normally, marine mammals such as Orcas are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act; however, the Navy has special approvals. Some of the drills that will be conducted will be firing torpedoes and projectiles, detonating bombs, piloting undersea drones, and using sonar. 

It seems as though animal protection in the US means nothing unless it doesn't get in the way of the military or businesses. Do you agree?

Link To Article:

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/military/article247078902.html

Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference: 
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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1083_NavyDrillsAllowedToTakeUpTo51OrcasPerYear.mp3
Category:Southern Resident Orcas -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I saw a recent change to a regulation in my home province of Ontario recently that got me very frustrated because the decision was so short-sighted. The Government of Ontario will be taking away some of the powers of the Conservation Authorities to make decisions on whether developers can build on flood plains. 

The change will allow developers to appeal decisions made by the Conservation Authorities that they are not allowed to build on a particular piece of land (generally in a flood plain or a protected area). The appeal will go directly to the Minister of Natural Resources, which generally is an economist or lawyer (not a scientist or engineer!). The change will no doubt allow developers to build more on flood plains then in the past. 

Conservation Authorities (CAs) were created in the 1950s in Ontario after the government realized deforestation and the elimination of floodplains were occurring at a rapid rate. CAs were in charge of making the decisions of who could build where and when. Each CA is in charge of a Watershed in Ontario.

Over the past 5 years, the coastal areas of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawerence River have been flooded due to climate change impacts and historically building residents on floodplain areas. The Federal Government told the Regions and Municipalities that they were not going to bail them out because of mismanagement in the future. So how will new developments that are built on floodplains be managed when the area gets flooded?

How do you suggest we stop this from happening?

Link To Article:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/11/11/news/ford-government-take-powers-away-conservation-authorities

Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference: 
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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
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There has been a breakthrough in the Lobster Fisheries conflict between the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Fishers in Nova Scotia, Canada. A conglomerate of Mi’kmaq Nations have purchased the largest seafood corporation in Atlantic Canada for a 50% stake in the company. The Mi’kmaq Nation had a partner in the deal, a company based in British Columbia called Premium Foods. The company owns a number of popular seafood brands in Canada and Internationally.

The deal marks the largest investment by Indigenous communities in the seafood industry. It also marks a huge win for Indigenous people who have been locked in a violent battle with non-Indigenous fishers over the past few months.

A group of Non-Indigenous fishers has been harassing Indigenous fishers who started fishing lobster legally and are not bound by seasonal closures as are their Non-Indigenous counterparts. Protests have turned from shouting matches to setting cars on fire as well as lobster storage houses in violent protests along the southern shores of Nova Scotia.

The Indigenous fishers have the right to fish year-round as it states in a government-indigenous treaty signed all the way back in the 1700s. The agreement was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1999.

The purchase of Clearwater is a separate matter than the local lobster fishery, but it will have a positive generational impact for the Mi’kmaq Nation.

Links To Articles:
1) https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/first-nations-chief-calls-1-billion-clearwater-deal-a-generational-acquisition-1.5181778

2) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/seafood-giant-clearwater-convicted-gross-violation-lobster-fishery-1.4971558

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Direct download: SUFB_S1081_MikmaqNationBuys50PercentOfClearwaterSeafoods.mp3
Category:Seafood -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively, we are going to expect some change in Environmental Regulations in the US. A change in Climate Change policies including rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement will have environmental impacts around the globe. Most of the changes will happen at the Federal level, so how can you help make sure these changes go into effect and how can you change yourself. 

Voting is a powerful thing. For the 5+ years I have run this podcast, I told people that voting is the biggest step in making sure you can live for a better Ocean. Voting to power officials that know and want to protect the environment is crucial in changing our ways as a planet; however, it is also the first step. 

Your new job is to make sure the politicians you elected will bring about environmental change. There are a number of ways to do this. You can work in Marine Conservation or work for an organization that engages with government officials to push through laws and policies that are environmentally responsible. 

If you don't work in Marine Conservation, you can volunteer on the Board of Directors for a small to a medium-sized organization that helps bring about change in the environment. Your skillset might be key to making sure the organization runs smoothly. You can be an accountant, in marketing, a bank teller that knows numbers, a stay-at-home-parent that is highly organized to run a household. There is always a skillset that can be used to run an organization. 

You can also be environmentally responsible at home. Making sure you're buying power goes far to protect the Ocean. By from Zero-waste stores if there is one close by, stay away from single-use plastics and refuse any plastic that you know doesn't get recycled. These are things that you can do right away (the next time you go grocery shopping for example). 

Use the change in the Presidency as an inspiration that things can change for the better, but we have to put the work in. If Stacey Abrams didn't start an organization to properly register over 800,000 voters, Georgia would have never voted for democrats. Change is hard, but it's possible if you work hard. 

Let's put the work in to be better and live for a better Ocean. You with me?

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Category:change -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US 2020 election as it was made official on Saturday that the electoral college will elect them as the 46th President and the First Woman Vice President in US History. And with the election comes Environmental Change...as promised.

Joe Biden made it clear during his victory speech that he will make Climate Change a priority after the US officially pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of the election. Not only will Biden re-enter the US in the Paris Accord, but he said he will make sure the US abides by the agreement. This is a staunch change from the Trump administration's strategy to ignore climate change by calling it a hoax. 

Environmental Change should come in the form of rebuilding the EPA and allowing NOAA to do what it does best: protecting the environment through research, conservation, and policies. 

Talk is cheap; however, and all of the election promises will have to be put into action. This is where YOU come in. We need people to ensure that this new administration will come through on its election promises.

What will you do to make sure they do?

Link to Article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/02/15-ways-trump-administration-impacted-environment/

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Direct download: SUFB_S1079_ANewUSAdministrationMeansEnvironmentalChangeIsComing.mp3
Category:Policy -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Marine Scientists, Volunteers, and the Navy were responsible for saving 120 pilot whales that were found stranded earlier in the week (on Monday). The stranding marked the largest mass stranding ever recorded in Sri Lankan history. The response was swift and successful as the Navy deployed small vessels that towed the whales out from the surf into deeper water where they could recover and swim out safely without getting stuck. 

Pilot whales are notorious for mass strandings. A few months ago, there were 470 pilot whales stranded in Tasmania, Australia, where only 120 whales could be rescued. I talked about that story in episode 1061. 

Dr. Asha de Vos was part of the rescue efforts where she provided first-hand accounts of what was happening on the ground. She addressed concerns from people on Twitter who thought rescuers were being too rough with the whales; however, Asha made people aware of how hard it is to move a 3000kg whale in the surf to get it to deeper water where you don't have any footing. Asha's account provides us with a better perspective on the challenges faced by rescuers while trying to save whales. 

We are very fortunate to have the Sri Lankan Navy, Marine Scientists like Asha, and volunteers whose tireless efforts were successful in rescuing 120 pilot whales. 

Would you volunteer to rescue stranded whales?

Dr. Asha de Vos' SUFB Episodes:
1) Episode 200
2) Episode 359
3) Episode 394
4) Episode 863

Link To Article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/03/sri-lanka-rescues-120-whales-after-biggest-mass-stranding

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Direct download: SUFB_S1078_LargestMassStrandingInSriLankaHasAHappyEnding.mp3
Category:Whales -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Russia and China voted against approving 3 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the East Coast of Antarctica this past week thwarting another attempt to implement more MPAs in the region. 5 Years ago, the same 26 member committee that manages Antarctica, which includes Russia, China, the US, and others, approved the largest MPA in the Ross Sea. The vote against the 3 MPAs is disappointing, but not all hope is lost. 

3 new countries swung their vote to approve the MPAs. Uruguay, Norway, and Australia all voted for approving the MPAs as they changed their votes. This change in momentum provides hope for next year's vote. 

More hope is expected as it will be the 40th meeting of the 26 member committee called the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System. Anniversaries like this can give countries a sense of pride in the work that has been conducted over the past 60 years and could lead to a vote in the right direction. 

The quest to get these MPAs approved will continue until all of the countries are in favour. The Conservationists that are involved are very persistent to achieve their goals. They will not give up and it is why I have hope that the MPAs will get approved at some point. I think the fact that the Ross Sea MPA went through a similar process and trend enforces my hope that conservation will win out. We just can't give up. 

When do you think the MPAs will be approved?

Link To Article: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/once-again-new-antarctic-reserves-fail-win-backing

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We know very little of the Deep-Sea, including many of the habitat-forming species that provide a place for other species to find food and shelter. These Deep-Sea habitats are crucial for animals as we know that this area of the Ocean can be hard to find any habitat at all. This is why we need to do more exploration and mapping of the Deep-Sea. 

Dr. Danial Wagner (who I interviewed for SUFB 1060) was part of a team from Conservation International on an expedition to map many important areas of the Deep-Sea in order to find important areas for protection and maybe discover a new species or two...or three! 

Daniel and his team used an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) to grab the samples from the bottom of the Ocean for analysis. The team discovered 3 new Black Coral species. Black Corals are long-lived, slow to reproduce species that could possess properties that can fight cancer. Needless to say, their protection is quite important. 

Many of the survey sites where the samples were taken are part of sites that have been leased to Deep-Sea Mining companies that are getting ready to dig up the bottom of the Ocean for their precious minerals.  The act of mining will destroy bottom habitat that could include Black Coral species as well as other potentially-valuable species. 

Conservation International is proposed a 10-year moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining to map the high seas to find out if there are any important species such as the Black Coral. Protecting these special places will be important to ensure Deep-Sea mining doesn't harm important places or happen at all. 

Do you think Deep-Sea Mining should be allowed to happen?

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Direct download: SUFB_S1076_3NewBlackCoralsDiscoveredInDeepSea.mp3
Category:Deep Sea Coral Reef -- posted at: 12:00am EST

An underwater Seamount (Mountain) that is 1.5 times the size of the Eiffel Tower was discovered within the boundaries of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Seamount is teeming with life in the form of vast coral reef systems that sustain a diverse population of underwater life such as gorgonians, cuttlefish, and large sharks to name a few. The discovery boosts the diversity and health of the Great Barrier Marine Park that has had a tough time over the past few years.

Climate change has caused sea surface temperatures to rise in the area to a point where 93% of the corals bleached a few years ago. The increase in the number of days where the air temperature was above 40C helped increase the water temperature, which causes the corals to bleach.

Corals have phytoplankton called zooxanthellae that live inside the coral skeleton and undergo photosynthesis to survive while their byproducts (O2 and Ca+ ions) help build the corals calcium skeleton. The zooxanthellae can only handle a certain amount of heat and will leave the coral if the temperature is too hot. Once the phytoplankton leaves, the coral loses its colour that causes it to bleach. If the zooxanthellae don't return or repopulate, then the coral animal will eventually die.

The corals on the newly discovered Seamount are in good health and have not been affected by the warmer sea surface temperature as the Seamount reaches its summit at 40 metres in depth (over 100 feet), where it doesn't rely on the sun to survive. 

The corals are probably also in good health because they fall within the boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park where it has been protected for the past number of decades. 

Do you think this reef will continue to be protected because it falls within the Marine Protected Area boundary?

Link to Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/10/a-mountain-of-a-reef-taller-than-the-eiffel-tower-found-on-great-barrier-reef/

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The Antarctic is a very special place and boasts some of the most fascinating species on the planet. It's also special because it's a place where 24 countries manage the land and coasts together, as one nation. The US, Chile, Australia, Russia, and China are just a few of the countries that get along in the South Pole but can be bitter enemies in other locations on the planet. These countries manage the resources of the Antarctic together. It may be difficult to reach a decision, but when a decision is made, the result is powerful. The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area is a great example of the demonstration of this collaboration. 

Over 5 years ago, the 24 countries voted to create the world's largest Marine Protected Area in the world, saving krill, fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. The Ross Sea MPA was voted on a number of times, but the deal was reached over a decade later after Russia and China vote in favour of the MPA. 

Russia and China are known for sending their fishing fleets to catch the Antarctic toothfish. Any Marine Protected Area would restrict access to more catch and more money for those fish. However, an MPA would be able to grow the fish population to a point where the fish species would have a chance to crow some much and so abundantly that it would have to leave the MPA boundaries and venture outside the boundaries. 

John Kerry, former US Secretary of State and Ocean Advocate has penned an opinion piece in the New York Times to highlight the positive benefits a number of MPAs would have on the Antarctic Ocean system if China would vote in support of the MPA. 

China has implemented "greener" policies over the last few years including new wording and implementation in their Distance-Fishing Fleet this past April (2020), where stricter penalties will be given to any vessel in the fleet that is caught bringing home illegal catches. 

Will China vote for conservation and a more secure Antarctic Toothfish fishery? 

Link To Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/26/opinion/climate-change-antartica-china.html

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Direct download: SUFB_S1074_ChinaCanHelpSaveAntarcticSeaLifeThroughMPAVote.mp3
Category:Antarctic -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Seal and Sea Lion culls have been added as a proposed method to the table to bring back the salmon and herring fisheries along the West Coast of Canada. The proposed method wants to cull 50,000 harbor seals and 25,000 Stellar sea lions, which is the most that have ever been proposed. The cull, as proposed, would kill have of the current population in the area. 

The cull is backed by a professor emeritus from the University of British Columbia in fisheries management. He has presented material from other studies with conclusions of fisheries stocks (salmon and herring) that have been predated upon by seals and sea lions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6__Sc_o08w). There are many other scientists who don't have the same professional opinion. 

Dr. Andrew Trites, another professor (Marine Mammals) from the University of British Columbia, is concerned about how the cull would affect the predators of the pinnipeds. Transient Orcas rely on seals and sea lions as a source of food. Killing such a massive amount of individuals could also have a negative effect on the pinniped population itself as climate change and other factors could limit the population from rebuilding.  There are many "Ifs" when considering the cull. 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada held 2 workshops to consider all matters of the issue: 1) A workshop with only scientists; and, 2) a workshop with Indigenous, industry, and non-governmental organizations. One general question was asked: How much risk are they willing to accept in pursuit of a massive cull. the participants in the first workshop said they needed 80-100% assurance that the fish populations would be rebuilt while the second workshop only needed 20% assurance. 

In order for the cull to happen two approvals need to be made: 1) The Harbor Seal must be taken of the Species At Risk Act as a Vulnerable Species, and; 2) The Government must approve the cull. Both approvals would take years to come through and even then it would be very difficult to happen.  

Do you think the cull should be approved?

Link to Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/what-would-a-british-columbia-seal-and-sea-lion-cull-actually-entail/

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Dugongs & Seadragons:
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Environmental Studies & Sciences
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Marine Mammal Science:
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Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
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Ocean Science Radio
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The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
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Direct download: SUFB_S1073_IsASealCullWorthTheMillionsOfDollarsRisk.mp3
Category:Pinnipeds -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Shark Finning still happens today and is shipped from all over the world to end up in Chinese markets. It's difficult to manage policies in a foreign country, but some countries can manage policies in their own EEZ if they know most of the shark fins are being collected in their waters. 

Melissa Marquez wrote an article in Forbes magazine (link below) where a couple of researchers from Florida International University created a DNA test for shark fins to determine where the fins were collected. What the study revealed will have implications in the management of some countries in terms of their shark protection policies. 

Listen to the episode to find out the details. 

Link to article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissacristinamarquez/2020/10/21/scientific-detective-work-tracking-shark-fins-around-the-globe/#13300e8a5e2d

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Direct download: SUFB_S1072_SharkFinTracking.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Indigenous Fisheries conflict in Nova Scotia could have been avoided if the proper planning of the Ocean was completed when marine scientists and conservationists introduced the concept of Marine Spatial Planning. Spatial Planning is similar to urban or rural planning. It sets zones of usage or protection based on the specific needs and wants of the people managing the area (citizens in the form of representation by elected officials). 

Planning on land has been happening for quite some time and the goal of the planning is to make sure users (developers, industries, residences) know where they can do their functions. 

Ocean planning would guide users to where they could do their function and how they could do it. The planning would reduce the harm on sensitive Ocean habitats as well as allow for conservation. It would also reduce ocean user conflict by setting out the guidelines of where and when people can conduct their uses. 

Imagine is an Ocean plan was conducted a number of years ago. It could have set out where and when Non-Indigenous and Indigenous fishers can fish with the appropriate conservation measures in place and the process would have brought the two parties to the table to speak to each other. This conflict could have been avoided. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S1071_MarinePlanningToReduceOceanUserConflicts.mp3
Category:Marine Planning -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Two stories for this episode, both fisheries-related.

The first story is an update about the Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery conflict that has escalated over the past week. The Non-Indigenous Commercial fishermen are trying to stop the Indigenous Mi'kmaq community from exercising their right to legally fish for lobster. Check out episode 1068 to listen to more about the conflict. 

Two incidences happened last week that you need to know about. Listen to find out what happened. 

The second story is a cool example of how researchers have used forensic science to identify the types of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) that are being caught in an artisanal fishery in Costa Rica. The results could prove to protect a hammerhead shark species during a critical time in their life cycle. 

Link To Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783620302721

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We often think of ourselves, the human species, as a separate entity when it comes to the environment, especially when it comes to Ocean Health. But today, my guest is going to make you think is a very different way, like we are part of the system (which we are!).

Dr. Claire Simeone is a marine mammal veterinarian and the CEO of Sea Change Health, a non-governmental organization that works to massively shift our understanding of health, for all of those who rely on the sea. 

Claire Simeone is a conservation leader, working fearlessly to heal the animals and ecosystems of our planet. A veterinarian by training, Claire specializes in working with marine mammals, studying the connections between animal health, ocean health, and our own health.

Claire believes that the largest challenges of our lifetime will be solved with a return to listening to what the natural world has to share. 

Check out Claire's website: https://clairesimeone.com/

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Direct download: SUFB_S1069_ZoognosisWithDrClaireSimeone.mp3
Category:Sea Change Health -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The battle for lobster fishing continues in Nova Scotia, Canada as Indigenous people begin their lobster fisheries year-round as they were given the right to do so 21 years earlier with a Supreme Court Decision called the Marshall Decision. The Decision granted Indigenous people the right to fish all year round for a moderate livelihood in accordance with the 1760-61 Peace and Friendship Treaties between East Coast First Nations and the British Crown. 

Non-Indigenous Commercial fishers are not thrilled that a Mik'maw nation is taking up their right to fish lobster year-round and have protested in various ways including harassment on the water, taking up lobster traps, and violence. The protesters are saying that fishing year-round will go against all conservation efforts that set specific seasons for the right time to fish.

Hakai Magazine wrote a great piece on the conflict asking four experts for their professional opinions on the issue. Their conclusions? Fishing all year round will not violate conservation efforts for the lobster fishery as conservation of this species depends on effort and not seasons. 

Link to Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/mikmaw-fishery-dispute-is-not-about-conservation-scientists-say/

Listen to the episode to find out why this matters. 

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Sea Turtle egg poaching is a big threat to the conservation of these endangered species. Poachers will wait until Sea Turtles lay their eggs on the beach until they grab as many as eggs they can to either sell them or consume them. There are continuous efforts to stop poaching in countries such as Costa Rica. 

In an effort to expose the poaching routes, or determine if they even exist, Helen Pheasy used fake Sea Turtle eggs equipped with a GPS unit to identify where Sea Turtle egg poachers went with the eggs, called InvestEGGators. 

They planted InvestEGGators into 101 Sea Turtle nests from Green and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Only 5 InvestEGGators came back with data that revealed local Poaching routes. 

The closest route was within a mile while the furthest route was 85 miles from the nesting site. Conservation organizations do not want to prosecute the poachers; however, they would like to use the data to target education and awareness programs to the towns that end up with the eggs. 

Poaching Sea Turtle eggs gives even fewer chances of the hatchlings making it to adulthood as only 1 or 2 individuals will survive to adulthood from the hundreds of eggs laid on a nest. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S1067_InvestEGGatorSeaTurtleEggTracker.mp3
Category:Sea Turtles -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Waves can be a detrimental thing for our shores. Wave action through storms along beaches can erode the coastline, especially beaches due to their small sediment particle size, over a short period of time.

Coastal habitats such as Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrass Meadows have been playing an important role for the coastline to ensure it stays secure from erosion. 

In today's episode, I discuss why Seagrass Meadow habitats are so important to reducing Climate Change, securing to the coastline, and protecting biodiversity as they face destruction from human disturbance, invasive species, and water quality. 

Link To Article: https://www.nioz.nl/en/news/caribbean-islands-face-loss-of-protection-and-biodiversity-as-seagrass-loses-terrain

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Direct download: SUFB_S1066_SeagrassMeadowsInCaribbeanNeedYourProtection.mp3
Category:seagrass -- posted at: 12:00am EST

As a young kid, I dreamt of working on the Ocean with sharks, or dolphins, or even Sea Turtles. I wanted to work with ocean animals so badly that I would dream about it most nights and daydream in Biology Class (maybe a little too much at times.

Regardless, working for an NGO such as OCEARCH would have fulfilled a dream of mine to work in the field most days breathing in the Ocean air while working with animals. I never knew what I was going to do with those animals mind you. All I knew is that I wanted to work on any Ocean.

OCEARCH is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works to help researchers understand where large fish, reptiles, and marine mammals go in the Ocean. They have a great website (https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/?details=361) where you can see all of the animals that are currently tagged and where they go. 

The organization collaborates with researchers and conservationists by collecting the data that can turn into policy to better manage these populations over the next year(s). Nukumi, was the latest shark tagged and is over 3,500 lbs. Thanks to the work by OCEARCH, we will be able to find out if Nukumi will stay in Nova Scotian waters or venture out to the deeper waters of the Atlantic. 

Take a listen to hear my thoughts on the organization, their work, marine conservation, the Census of Marine Life, and why tagging is so important. 

Link To Article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/05/americas/nukumi-great-white-shark-scli-intl-scn/index.html

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Direct download: SUFB_S1065_3000PondGreatWhiteTaggedOffNovaScotia.mp3
Category:Tagging -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Great News! A new Orca calf was spotted taking its first breaths off the coast of Victoria, B.C. The calf was spotted being propped up by it's other, J41. The naturalists who spotted the calf observed that it was rambunctious at the surface. 

This is the second Orca calf spotted in September of 2020. It is too early to tell the health or the sex of this calf. The first was spotted on September 4th and was later identified as a male and healthy. The mother of that calf was J35.

J35 was the Orca from 2018 that carried her dead calf at the surface for 17 days in a row with the help from her pod. The last healthy calf was spotted in May 2019.

The Southern Resident Orca Population is listed as Endangered as their numbers are just above 70. The population has been affected by capture for marine theme parks, such as Sea World, lack of food as their one food source, salmon, which are also listed as endangered is not readily available. 

Listen to the episode for full details. 

Link To Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jpod-baby-confirmed-1.5738892

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The Pandemic in 2020 has caused an "Anthropause," a halting of major human activities that may affect wildlife either directly or indirectly. Researchers want to know how the Anthropause will affect wildlife and if it will benefit the Ocean. 

Link To Article: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/pandemic-stilled-human-activity-what-did-anthropause-mean-wildlife?fbclid=IwAR2TCYBXV_UDpsOoQ8H0v377p9eqZs2u6_-fn3RML21yf6dKkv63JJnpIY0

Check out some of the projects by listening to the episode.

Shout out goes to @harpseal111 (aka Kendra) who did a great summary of our previous episode with Dr. Nathan Robinson. 

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Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1063_DidThePandamemicHelpTheOceanResearchUnderway.mp3
Category:Anthropause -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dr. Nathan Robinson joins me on the podcast today to discuss a new study he published with colleagues where they asked the question: "Do Sea Turtles Survive After Being Released After Rehabilitation?"

Sea Turtles were brought to a rehabilitation centre for various reasons, including being cold-stunned. Once ready for release, 31 Sea Turtles were equipped with a Satelite tag to observe if they exhibited normal migration patterns. 

Listen to Nathan as he describes what the Sea Turtles did after they were released. 

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Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1062_DoesSeaTurtleRehabWork.mp3
Category:Sea Turtles -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Pilot whales are known to strand every once and a while, but never in the numbers that occurred over the past week. 470 Pilot Whales were stranded (the most record). 

In this episode, I talk about why pilot whales can strand and how marine mammal stranding organizations play a critical role in saving lives that would otherwise be lost. 

Links to Articles:

1) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/27/tasmania-rescuers-guide-another-pilot-whale-to-freedom-bringing-survivor-tally-to-110

2) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/25/tragedy-in-tasmania-what-are-pilot-whales-and-why-do-they-strand-themselves

Would you join a Marine Mammal Stranding Network? Share your goals in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1061_470PilotWhalesStrandedInTasmania.mp3
Category:Whales -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Deep-sea mining is being evaluated and negotiated for the High Seas. It's predicted that is will commence near the end of the decade, but there are many concerns that we don't know enough about the Deep-Sea before we start to extract minerals from it. 

A new study that mapped Deep-Sea Corals around the world using existing data is trying to share the amount of habitat that is known on the deep-sea bottom so we can make sure that we protect it from destructive practices such as mining.

Links:

Press Release: https://www.conservation.org/press-releases/2020/09/14/mapping-coral-reefs-on-the-high-seas-a-lifeline-for-ocean-biodiversity

Study: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.567428/full

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1060_DeepSeaCorals.mp3
Category:Deep-Sea -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Fisheries management is a tricky situation, especially when multiple policies are created for different cultures. Canadian Fisheries are not different and conflict has arisen between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous fisheries. 

The Government of Canada provided a way for Indigenous people to fish out of season to make a "moderate living." However, what constitutes a moderate living these days is up for debate. 

Listen to the episode for more details.

Links to Articles: 

1) https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5731129

2) https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mi-kmaq-self-regulated-moderate-livelihood-fishery-1.5727622 

Do you think the Non-Indigenous People have a right to be concerned? Let me know your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1059_IndigenousAndNonIndigenousFisheriesConflict.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dr. Janessa Gjeltema is an Assitant Professor at the University of California - Davis in Medicine and Epidemiology. In other words, she is a vet that focuses on the anthropogenic effects of pollution on animals. 

Jenessa joins me on the podcast to discuss a pilot study that she is crowdfunding to learn how plastic pollution (microplastics) affects different marine mammals. this research will be crucial in our journey to stop plastic pollution from entering the Ocean. 

You can help fund Jenessa's pilot project here: https://experiment.com/projects/which-marine-mammal-eats-the-mostmicroplasticss=discover&fbclid=IwAR2LyFZfXijeUs0G5zgzwFcoSXxk8L01gFD8V_CMQ0xu3Mk0mGr0am2Zz1U

Any donation counts, especially as there is a bonus to the project for the number of people that donate. 

What Marine Mammal species would you like to see studied in the pilot study? Share your species in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1058_HowDoesPlasticPollutionAffectMarineMammals.mp3
Category:Microplastics -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I read a number of articles this week about how corporations are working to get into protecting the environment game, but can they be trusted. 

In this episode, I discuss some of the tactics by some corporations that have given us reasons to distrust them in their intentions. 

Do you think we can trust many of these corporations to do the right thing for the environment? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw


There have been a few accounts over the past summer of Orcas damaging boats in the Strait of Gibraltar. some accounts talk about the Orcas bitting the rudders of their boats, others talk about having a damaged keel from the constant damage as the Orcas ram boats and turn them almost 180 degrees. 

The Orca population in question is endangered with less than 30 individuals. There are many human pressures in the area from shipping (noise) to fishing (competition for food). Some people are speculating that the Orcas are getting desperate and are trying to eliminate the competition; however, scientists are not sure what is happening. More studies are required to study this behaviour and try to determine why the Orcas are damaging the boats. 

Link To Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/13/the-tale-of-the-killer-whales

Why do you think Orcas are damaging boats in the Strait of Gibraltar? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Madame Curiosity
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1056_OrcasDamageBoatsInStraighOfGibralter.mp3
Category:orca -- posted at: 12:00am EST

We don't always hear about fishing activity in North Korean or Russian waters, especially as a North American-focused media agency; however, I wanted to cover some news about the areas as it was published on the Global Fishing Watch website (https://globalfishingwatch.org/).

The organization conducted a study that looked at illegal fishing activity in North Korean waters (by Chinese fishing vessels) and illegal fishing in Russian waters (by North Korean fishing vessels).

The conclusion was that illegal fishing is active in both areas without any changes in activity in 2019 or the beginning of 2020. 

Listen to the episode to find out more details. 

Link To Article: https://globalfishingwatch.org/research/2019_analysis_illegal_fishing/

Do you think recent changes to Chinese distant-water fishing practices (discussed during the episode) will decrease illegal fishing in North Korean water? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1055_IllegalFishingInNorthKoreaAndRussia.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Orca, J35, that carried her dead Orca calf in 2018 that made headlines around the world has given birth to J57, a spry calf that for the Southern Resident Orca Population. 

This is the first successful birth since May 2019, which is averaging 1 successful birth per season compared to a healthy population that would birth 6-8 calves per season. 

The Southern Resident Orca Population has been plagued by human pressures of capture for captivity, hunting, and lack of salmon. Every birth counts for this endangered population.

 Did this birth give you hope for the Southern Resident Orca Population? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1054_OrcaBirthForJ35SUFB_S1054_OrcaBirthForJ35.mp3
Category:Southern Resident Orca -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A new study in Brazil reveals that fishers think Sea Lions have more of an economic impact on their fisheries than the data suggests. This thought process is similar in North America, which begs the question do Pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) have a negative impact on fisheries economics?

Link To Article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308597X19306517

Do you think pinnipeds have an effect on fisheries economics in your area? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1053_DoSeaLionsHaveAnEconomicLossInFisheries.mp3
Category:Seals -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The International Marine Conservation Congress 6 has come and gone. Usually, I am exhausted and need a couple of weeks to get over the conference after having such a great time and resting my voice from talking to people for a week straight; however, this time around is a little different as I did not attend the conference as well as I could have. In fact, I would say that I failed to attend IMCC6. 

I want to be clear that the conference was well planned out and ran smoothly. I loved the sessions and the presentations that I saw were amazing. Listen to the episode to find out how I failed the conference. 

How did you like IMCC6? Share your experience for this virtual conference in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group/

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1052_HowIFailedAtAttendingTheVirtualIMCC6.mp3
Category:IMCC -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Marine Scientists and Conservationists are always trying to improve science and conservation so we can better protect the Ocean; however, one conversation that is often left out is one of systematic racism in the field. We can better Marine Science and Conservation by dismantling systematic racism and that is our focus on today's episode with Nikita Shiell-Rolle and Dr. Ashley Scarlett.

These two wonderful women recorded a 4-part series on Scarlett's podcast called The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots. The series takes a deep dive into the conversation that we all need to have in the Marine Science and Conservation Field. 

How would you go about dismantling systematic racism to improve the Marine Science and Conservation Field? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1051_RacismAndMindfulConservation.mp3
Category:Racism -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Trump Administration was behind in the polls in Maine so they decided to help the number one export industry, the lobster fishery, by allowing fishing in a Marine Monument and getting Europe to agree to eliminate an 8% tariff on lobster exports. 

Link To Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/trump-turns-an-election-year-eye-on-canadian-lobster-1.5704491

Do you think the Ocean should suffer for political gain? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1050_TrumpAdministrationHelpsMaineLobsterFisheries.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Have you noticed an increase in your usage of sign-use plastic when you order from the Grocery Store or due to orders from online purchases? 

There is a great article in the Los Angeles Times that shows there was an increase in single-use plastics, but a decrease in the garbage. 

Link To Article: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-08-16/italy-garbage-dips-with-virus-lockdowns-but-plastics-rise

Plastic pollution in the Ocean is already a major problem so how do we get people to change their behaviours and be safe? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1049_CoronavirusResultsInAnIncreaseInSingleUsePlastic.mp3
Category:plastic pollution -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The one thing I love most about Science Communication is...the Community. I dedicate this entire podcast to the people in the community that has helped get Marine Science and Conservation information to so many people!!!

What type of Marine Science content do you love to listen/watch/read? Let us know in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1048_WhatILoveAboutScienceCommunication.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

China's distant-water fleet is always in the news when we discuss IUU (Illegal, unregulated, and unreported) fishing activity. Unfortunately, other countries can't do much to force a country like China to change; however, in 2020, China made some big improvements to their international fishing policies that might help clamp down on the IUU fishing that has been happening for too long!

Link to Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/08/china-issues-new-sustainability-rules-for-its-notorious-fishing-fleet/

Do you think these improvements by China will improve international fishing in the long run? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1047_ChinaMakesPositiveChangesInInternationalFisheries.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The year 2020 has been tough for many reasons. COVID and the actions that led to the Social Justice change via the Black Lives Matter Movement have made 2020 a stressful year, to say the least. However, there have been some shining moments that have come out of 2020, including the formation and growth of an organization called Minorities in Shark Science (MISS).

I wanted to know more about the organization so Dr. Catherine MacDonald introduced me to one of the four founders, Carlee Jackson. 

Carlee joined me on the podcast to discuss how MISS came to be and its programs; what it was like to defend her Masters during COVID; and, what it's like to work with Sharks and Sea Turtles. 

This episode has it all!!! Enjoy!

Links:

MISS Website: https://www.misselasmo.org/

MISS Twitter: https://twitter.com/MISS_Elasmo

MISS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MISS_elasmo/

Carlee's Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarleeMJ_

Are you a Minority Marine Scientist? Share what you do in our Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1046_MinoritiesInSharScienceWithCarleeJackson.mp3
Category:Shark Science -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The International Marine Conservation Congress has begun, but this time it's virtual (due to COVID)! How will the virtual conference be different from the in-person conference? I go over some of the things to which I look forward and some of the things that I will miss. 

The greatest part is you can be a part of IMCC6 and you don't have to be a Marine Scientist or Marine Conservationist. The price is right to watch some great presentations and get involved in some meetups. 

Check out the website for more information: https://conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc6/

Register here: https://express.converia.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=2871&page_id=

Follow #IMCC6 on Twitter and on Instagram

Are you going to register/have registered for IMCC6? Share your thoughts on the conference in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1045_IMCC6IsHere.mp3
Category:IMCC -- posted at: 12:00am EST

For the past 3 weeks, I followed a plan that has changed the way I look at food with the benefit of eating for a better Ocean. During this episode, I share what I've been doing to change my behaviour and live for a better Ocean. 

I want to hear what you have done to live for a better Ocean? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1044_EatingForABetterOcean.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A Japanese tanker grounded along the Mauritius Coastline in a sensitive coral reef habitat. The tanker leaked over 1000 tonnes of oil along 15 kms of coastline. the impacts could affect the environment and subsequently the fishing and tourism industries for decades to come. 

What type of penalty do you think the company should face for their destruction? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1043_OilSpillDevastatesMauritiusCoastline.mp3
Category:oil spill -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I had the pleasure to speak to Dr. David Ebert today about his experience shooting a show for Shark Week 2020. The show that he was on aired August 11th and was called Extinct or Alive: Land of Lost Sharks.

Dave talked about how he told the production company of where he could find 3 rare sharks in South Africa, the science that he was going to do for the sharks, and how he used his relationships with the local community to help him find the sharks. 

Dave is always on the search to discover new lost sharks and you can help him by helping to fund his next expedition. You can contribute to his Go Fund Me Campaign (http://www.speakupforblue.com/lostsharks).

Dave's Links:

Website: https://www.lostsharkguy.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lostsharkguy/?hl=en

Did you enjoy Dave's Shark Week episode? Share your thoughts on the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1042_LostSharksShark.mp3
Category:Shark Week 2020 -- posted at: 12:00am EST

It's Shark Week starting yesterday. Do you like Shark Week or do you love to hate it?! There is always the good and bad parts of the week, but this year is getting off to a rough start even before it airs. I discuss my thoughts on some of the most talked-about news surrounding Shark Week 2020. 

I also go through a great article by Dr. David Shiffman, where he interprets the latest report from the International Shark Attack File. 

Link to Article: https://www.scubadiving.com/how-to-read-shark-attack-file-report-like-marine-biologist

What are your thoughts on Shark Week? Share them in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1041_SharkWeek2020AndSharkAttackFiles.mp3
Category:Shark Week 2020 -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A Waterfront City project in a city in Indonesia is threatening the livelihoods of the local fishing community as the project may destroy important fish habitat and cause the coastal area to be more choppy that has damaged their boats already.

Link To Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/indonesian-fishers-face-livelihood-threat-from-beautiful-tourism-project/

Do you think the Indonesian Government will allow more protests by the local fishing community so they have their say? Share your thoughts/experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1040_WaterfrontProjectInIndonesiaThreatensFishersLivelihoods.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Coral Reefs have gone through some big changes over the past 50-60 years and Scientists are worried that today's generation of scientists will have a different perception of what a coral reef will looks like, which will be different from the past. 

A group of scientists decided to ask a number of coral reef scientists that work in and around the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to see if Shifting Baseline Syndrome existed in the area.

Link To Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-0526-0

How do you think we can make sure Shifting Baseline Syndrome did not exist in Marine Conservation? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1039_ShiftingCoralReefBaselines.mp3
Category:Coral Reef -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Endangered Species Act is a successful act that protects a diverse array of plants and animals across the US; however, the US Government wants to roll back the protections by limiting the term habitat to make it difficult to protect species. 

Link To Article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/nrdc/thousands-species-brink-trump-administration-moves-further-dismantle-endangered-species

How would you pitch to people to protect the Endangered Species Act? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1038_ESAProtectionRollbackByUSGovernment.mp3
Category:Endangered Species -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There are 260 Fishing vessels lining up along the border of the Galapagos Marine Reserve ready to poach fish just like a similar incident in 2017 where 300 tonnes of fish were found on a Chinese fishing vessel (most of the fish species were sharks). This is not the first time illegal fishing has happened. I name some other incidents that have happened in other countries.

Link To Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53562439 

Do you think the Ecuadorian Government is doing enough to protect the marine reserve? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

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Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1037_InternationalFishingVesselsReadyToPoachGalapagosFish.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There is nothing like dreaming to become a Marine Biologist. I never stopped thinking about the types of careers I would have in Marine Biology when I was in High School (it was a bit of an obsession). However, if I were to do it all over again, would I change anything I did to get to where I am today? You betchya!!! 

This episode covers all the advice I would give to High School Students who want to become Marine Biologists.

What advice would you give High School Students? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw


July 26th was the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, so it makes sense that Mangroves are the topic for today's episode. 

In the year 2000, the longest-lived cyclone destroyed over 400 hectares of mangroves that were crucial to the livelihoods of the people of Xai-Xai, Mozambique. The restoration has been ongoing since and it has its challenges.

Link to Article: https://allafrica.com/stories/202007250175.html

Do you think Mangroves are important to Humans? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1035_MangroveRestorationAPriorityInMozambique.mp3
Category:Mangoves -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dr. Stephanie Schuttler joins me on the podcast to discuss the factors we need to consider when searching for a job in Conservation. 

Stephanie's Links:

Website: https://www.stephanieschuttler.com/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7KlOYUv8lxU3MG4sfxaLzA

Podcast: https://www.stephanieschuttler.com/category/podcast/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fancy_scientist/

What factors do you consider when searching for a job? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group/

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw


I cover a great article that tells the story of how Inupiat communities are adapting to Climate Change in the Arctic by using various technologies that provide safer hunts and help build the proper infrastructure to the communities.

Above all, the article shows how the Inupiat people want to be respected and treated like others when companies and governments use their land to extract resources such as oil. 

Link to Article: https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.7/indigenous-affairs-climate-change-what-choice-do-we-have

Do you like hearing stories about communities that are working to protect their land and ocean? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1033_HowInupiatPeopleAreAdpatingToClimateChangeIntheArctic.mp3
Category:Indigenous -- posted at: 12:00am EST

As the past couple of episodes have dealt with the topics of colonialism in Marine Science and Conservation, they got me thinking about how we could begin to be more inclusive. Obviously, inclusion and equity cannot be solved overnight and I am constantly learning about how colonialism and social justice issues are affecting various communities on a daily basis. 

However, as a Science Communicator, I started to think about my podcasts and the other podcasts within the Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network and how we can become more inclusive and diverse in the voices that I heard. I also thought about the lack of diversity in the voices on conservation documentaries. 

If we are going to become more inclusive and better at conservation, we need to hear from a more diverse set of science communicators. 

Who is your favourite Science Communicator? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw


Dr. Scarlett Smash joins me in the podcast today to discuss her new podcast called The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots. The podcast covers topics that involve becoming happy within the field of Conservation and being a better person. 

Smash talks about how her life led her to launch the podcast and the tough types of conversations she has on the podcast to better the conservation field and life, in general.

Check out the podcast here:

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Do you currently listen to the podcast? Share your thoughts on the episodes and which one you like best in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1031_MindfulConservation.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I am doing my best to learn how Marine Conservation can become more diverse and equal and provide that information to you. Over the past week, two pieces of content have really inspired me to think better as a Marine Conservationist.

The first piece of content was a short documentary called "Big Ocean Islands" which dove into the many issues facing pacific Island Communities that stemmed back to the 1940s when the US military conducted nuclear bomb tests among the islands. 

The second piece of content was a podcast in the Speak Up for Blue Podcast Network called "The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots" by Dr. Ashley Scarlett. She interviewed Nikita Shiel-Rolle who lives on Cat Island in the Bahamas. Nikita discusses how colonialism is still in practice today and is conducted within conservation. 

Content like this is truly inspiring and needs to be out there. So I give my thoughts about colonialism in science and try to find solutions (and ask for solutions from you) to improve Marine Conservation.

Links to Media:

Big Ocean Islands: https://vimeo.com/389134644

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

What are your thoughts on how we can improve Marine Conservation when it comes to colonialism? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1030_WeNeedToTalkAboutColonialismInScience.mp3
Category:Colonialism -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Last year, we observed 215 dead Gray Whales wash ashore. Scientists believe that more whales died and were stuck in some gyres or sank to the bottom of the sea. There were a ton of questions being asked as to why the whales were washing up dead. 

Now researchers have some answers and the results are more worrisome than we initially thought.

Link To Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/necropsies-unveil-more-about-mass-gray-whale-deaths/

How do you think we could better protect Gray Whales in the future? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1029_CausesOfGrayWhaleDieOffNowKnown.mp3
Category:Whales -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dolphins are fairly intelligent, we know that. However, the fact that we now know dolphins teach each other how to use tools to hunt more efficiently. To top it off, dolphins are teaching other siblings and friends how to use such tools. Normally, the teaching comes from mother to calf, but not this time.

What do you think dolphins can do that we don't know yet? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1028_DolphinsTeachEachOtherHowToUseTools.mp3
Category:Dolphins -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Marine Parks can provide some sort of protection; however, it all depends on the types of Ocean uses that are allowed to take place such as fishing or deep-sea mining. More protections may be necessary once research in the marine park takes place. 

An example of this scenario occurred in a recent study at a Marine Park in Australian Water where the banks and pinnacles that typified the undersea habitats made way for a higher than expected number of species. The high biodiversity increased the call for better protection from commercial and recreational fishing that is allowed in the Marine Park.

Link To Article: https://phys.org/news/2020-07-underwater-cameras-reveal-biodiversity-hotspot.html

Did you think we should be putting more restrictions on the Marine Park now that we know it has a high biodiversity? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1027_AustralianMarineParkHasHighBiodiversityOnBanks.mp3
Category:biodiversity -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Stories are the way we connect to a particular topic. When we read a book, the story captures our imaginations. When we watch a movie, people look for great storytelling as special effects can only get you so far. The point is storytelling is a tried and tested way to get your message across. It's a skill that some people may have and others need to learn (including myself!). 

Do you use storytelling in your SciComm work? Share your experiences in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

Direct download: SUFB_S1026_MarineConservationStorytelling.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Finally! I have some great news to share. There was a study that used a drone to count Green Sea Turtles as they waiting along the shoreline of an island in the Great Barrier Reef. Around 64,000 nesting sea turtles were counted (the largest number in a long time). It's a conservation win that used new technology. Check out the details by listening to the podcast.

Link To Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/an-armada-of-turtles-caught-on-drone-cam-flocks-to-the-great-barrier-reef/

Do you, or someone you know use Drones in their studies? Share your/their projects in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1025_GreenSeaTurtlesCaughtByDroneInGreatBarrierReef.mp3
Category:sea turtle -- posted at: 12:00am EST

It's difficult to stop the illegal trade of endangered animals during "normal" times. Now, try and stop the same trade during a pandemic when there are fewer resources to inspect crates that travel all over the world. 

Turtles, Sharks, and Totoaba have all paid the price. It's something we need to discuss.

Link To Article: https://www.insightcrime.org/news/brief/coronavirus-trafficking-maritime-biodiversity/

Do you think the increase in illegal trade will stop after the Pandemic? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1024_IllegalTradeOfMarineSpeciesUpInSouthAmerica.mp3
Category:Illegal Trade -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Being a Marine Biologist is THE best! People love hearing that you are a Marine Biologist when you are introduced at a gathering of some sort. You become more interesting because not many people know Marine Biologists. However, we sometimes take on the persona of being a Marine Biologist too much where we don't allow ourselves to become something else as well. And that can lead to burning out.

Here is a PSA on how to be more than just a Marine Biologist.

Do you dive into your work too much? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1023_YouAreMoreThanAMarineBiologist.mp3
Category:So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Dr. Rebecca Helm wrote a great article on how we currently think about jellyfish and how we should think about jellyfish. You might be wondering what that sentence really meant. You will have to listen to find out.

Link to Article: https://thecorrespondent.com/531/you-might-hate-jellyfish-but-almost-everything-in-the-ocean-depends-on-them-and-we-do-too/644824975212-4e7fdf9f

Do you think we should protect Jellyfish? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1022_WeNeedToRethinkTheWayWeTreatJellyfish.mp3
Category:Jellyfish -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There was a great news video on shark incidents on Reunion Island that showed the complexities of shark conservation when multiple ocean stakeholders are involved. The surfing community wants something done about the sharks, the environmentalists want to protect them and the government wants to appease everyone (but will probably make everyone mad at the same time). 

Link to Article: https://www.france24.com/en/france/20200612-hunt-down-sharks-to-protect-surfers-the-dilemma-facing-france-s-reunion-island

If you were a surfer, what would you want to be done with the sharks? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1021_ConservationTourismSurfingAndSharksOnReunionIsland.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Mangrove conservation is a focus along coastal areas in tropical countries that would like to keep Carbon Dioxide in the ground. Mangrove forests keep more than 3 times the amount of CO2 in the ground when compared to terrestrial tropical forests. So Mangroves becomes a focus when we are doing everything we can to keep CO2 from getting into the atmosphere. 

A study by a PEW Marine Fellow, Octavio Aburdo-Oropez, looked at the cost savings from Climate Change consequences if mangrove conservation was a focus. Listen to the episode for the results. 

Links From Article:

PEW Article: https://www.pewtrusts.org/it/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/06/16/mangrove-conservation-can-help-countries-meet-emissions-reduction-goals

Infographic: https://public.tableau.com/profile/datamares#!/vizhome/Whatisthecostofdeforestingmangroves/Dash_Mangrove_area

How do you think these results will affect the local communities in Mexico? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1020_MangroveConservationKeepsCO2InGround.mp3
Category:Mangrove -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Have you ever wondered why we only hear about shark finning when we discuss Shark Conservation? It seems to be the main narrative whenever you hear about Sharks and protecting them. However, there is more to Shark Conservation than finning.

Dr. Catherine MacDonald and Dr. David Shiffman are here to discuss the ramifications of only talking about one conservation effort to protect Sharks.

Check out their new paper: https://www.cell.com/iscience/fulltext/S2589-0042(20)30390-4

Tweet about it: https://twitter.com/WhySharksMatter/status/1273271361570590723

Discuss the paper with David and Catherine on Twitter:

David: @WhySharksMatter: https://twitter.com/WhySharksMatter

Catherine: @dr_catmac: https://twitter.com/dr_catmac

Let us know what you thought of the episode in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Community: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1019_SharkNarrative_copy.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Last week we celebrated the Ocean in epic fashion; however, this week I ask the question: what do we do now?!

This year on Speak Up For The Ocean Blue, I am going to be focusing in on how to change our behaviours to live for a better Ocean. Check out the Podcast to find out more.

What behaviour do you need to change so that you can live for a better Ocean? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1018_OceansDayIsOverNowWhat.mp3
Category:Behaviour Change -- posted at: 12:00am EST

An article in Science Magazine (link below) shows how deep-sea bottom currents are concentrating microplastics in specific areas. Unfortunately, these areas are the same areas that are high in biodiversity. The biodiverse hot spots are diverse because of the same current systems that create the microplastic hot spots. 

The bottom line is that we all need to reduce our plastic consumption. 

Link to Article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6495/1140.full

Do you ever have conversations with your family and friends about reducing plastic use? Share your experiences on how they go in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Community: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18


A race for the cure to end a global pandemic could affect populations of horseshoe crabs. How do horseshoe crabs tie into finding a vaccine you ask? Well, it's in their blood. The blue blood act as an indicator of the presence of contaminants during vaccine trials. The crab's blood will coagulate if there are enough contaminants. The problem is that in order to use the blood, you have to drain the crabs of more than half of their blood. the process kills thousands during mass crab blood draws. 

The good news is that there is an alternative; however, the bad news is that the US pharmaceutical agency is not willing to use it. Therefore, they continue to unsustainably harvest horseshoe crab blood. 

The USP is targeting the short game, but conservation is a long game. 

Link to Article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/race-coronavirus-vaccine-runs-horseshoe-crab-blood-180975048/

Do you think we should continue to harvest blood directly from horseshoe crabs, or should we use the alternative, which has been proven to work? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1016_CanHorseshoeCrabsBeTheSaviourToTheCoronavirus.mp3
Category:Horseshoe Crabs -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The largest Atlantic US Marine Monument is now open for commercial fishing after the President of the United States signs an Executive Order to allow fishing to occur within the boundaries.

There is a reason why this happened and it has to do with the manner in which the Monument was designated. Take a listen to the show to find out what I mean.

Link to Article: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-expected-allow-commercial-fishing-151704077.html

How would you designate protected areas within the United States (Would you use Executive Power to designate?)? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Community: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1015_TrumpOpensAtlanticMarineMonument.mp3
Category:marine protected areas -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Today is the day we celebrate the Ocean. I wanted to make sure you knew why the Ocean was so beautiful and spectacular that I invited our audience members to tell us why they loved the Ocean. There are 6 members of the audience that are on this episode to tell you about why they love the Ocean.

Once we have the foundation of why we love the Ocean, we can find solutions to the challenges the Ocean faces. That is why I signed up for EarthXOcean that starts on June 9th. You can click the link below to sign up so you can hear what people are doing to Live for a Better Ocean. 

http://www.speakupforblue.com/earthxocean

What do you love best about the Ocean? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1014_OceansDayFromTheSpeakUpForBlueCommunity.mp3
Category:Oceans Day -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Danni Washington is back on the show to discuss her upcoming involvement in the online virtual summit called EarthXOcean from June 9-12. The summit will be discussing solutions for four major challenges we face in the Ocean today: 1) High Seas; 2) Coral Reef Protection; 3) Ocean Plastic Solutions; and, 4) Sustainable Fishing. 

Danni also discusses why she co-founded her organization Big Blue and You with her Mother and why science communication is important to her and to marine conservation. 

Register for the summit with me: http://www.speakupforblue.com/earthxocean.

Links To Connect With Danni:

Website: https://bigblueandyou.org/

CBS Unstoppable: https://www.cbs.com/shows/mission-unstoppable/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danniwashington/

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1013_SciCommEarthXOceanWithDanniWashington.mp3
Category:EarthX -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

We take a serious turn on today's podcast to speak out against the police brutality on the black community over the past few months as well as systematic racism in the Marine Science and Conservation field.

I am honoured to have Danni Washington on today's episode to answer questions about how she feels about the Black Lives Matter Movement, her experience protesting in Los Angelos, and what we need to do as a community in Marine Conservation to be more inclusive and diversify the way we look at Marine Conservation.

Links To Know More About Danni Washington:

Website: https://bigblueandyou.org/

CBS Unstoppable: https://www.cbs.com/shows/mission-unstoppable/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danniwashington/

I looked back on many of the past guests I have had on this podcast and noticed that I can improve on the diversity of guests that come on the show to discuss their research. If you know anyone who you think would be a great guest on the podcast and is a visible minority, please email me their contact to andrew@speakupforblue.com.

What do you think Marine Science and Conservation can do to improve inclusiveness of minorities in the field? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1012_BlackLivesMatterInOceanConservation.mp3
Category:Black Lives Matter -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

The movie Blackfish put the free orca campaign on a mainstream level and caused many things to change, such as the cancellation of orca shows and stopped the breeding program; however, what are we going to do with the Orcas in a small concrete tank. Lori Marino, a neuroscientist, has proposed an alternative that is backed by a dream team of scientists and advocates from all over the world. 

Lori is the Founder and President of The Whale Sanctuary Project, which provides an alternative to captive Orca habitat. However, there must be evidence to prove that the Orcas are do not belong in captivity. How about Chronic Stress?

Lori and co-authors wrote a paper to demonstrate the effects of chronic stress on cetaceans in captivity. We discuss the paper as well as some plans for the whale sea-side sanctuaries. 

Links:

Website: https://whalesanctuaryproject.org/

Paper: https://whalesanctuaryproject.org/content/uploads/Marino-et-al-2019-Chronic-stress-in-captive-orcas.pdf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Whale_Sanctuary

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whalesanctuaryproject/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whalesanctuaryproject/

Where would you like to see a Whale Sea-Side Sanctuary? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

If you would like to be on the podcast, please contact me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1011_ChronicStressInOrcasInCaptivity.mp3
Category:orca -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The Canadian Government has implemented some new protective measures to protect the Southern Resident Orca Population off the coast of British Columbia. They implemented another distance measure as well as some more restrictions of fishing for Chinook Salmon, the Resident Populations favourite food. 

I also make some other announcements on things that are going on around the world as well as some company-related things.

If you would like to be on the podcast, please contact me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Link To Article: https://worldcetaceanalliance.org/2020/05/28/canada-lays-down-new-restrictions-to-aid-killer-whale-conservation/

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1010_CanadianGovernmentProtectsOrcasMore.mp3
Category:Orcas -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

Viktoriya Hlamazda joins me on the podcast today to discuss how the Busselton Jetty in Southwestern Australia shifted to a digital platform dedicated to Marine Science and Conservation when the world was shut down over the past two months. 

Links To Busselton Jetty:

Website: https://www.busseltonjetty.com.au/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/busseltonjettyofficial/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/busseltonjetty/

Have you been to the Busselton Jetty? Share your experience at the Jetty if you have visited in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1009_EcoTourismPivotSciCommDigital.mp3
Category:ecotourism -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The PEW Charitable Trust put out an article describing 10 of the highest biodiversity hot spots in the Ocean that we should protect. I describe why they are so important and what common characteristics in the Ocean give way to such highly diverse Ocean Areas.

Link To Article: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2020/03/a-path-to-creating-the-first-generation-of-high-seas-protected-areas

Which area is your favourite? Share your favourite place in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/

Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1008_Top10OceanBiodiviersityHotspotsTpProtect.mp3
Category:biodiversity -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There is a huge problem within the International Fisheries industry and that is the rampant use of Fisheries Slaves. Fisheries slaves are often recruited by companies to go on distant-bound vessels who overwork their crew, underfeed them, and throw them overboard when they die or are close to dying due to inhumane working conditions. 

The Indonesian government might institute a ban on their citizens working on international fishing vessels to protect them and work with the recruitment companies to ensure they work with the proper companies. 

Link To Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/05/indonesia-may-bar-citizens-from-working-on-foreign-fishing-boats-after-spate-of-deaths/

What would it take for you to work in a fishing vessel in international waters? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1007_IndonesiaWantsToProtectCitizensFromDying.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Imagine being a part of a research cruise where the team captures footage of a live deep-sea squid for only the second time EVER?!

That's what my guest today can say that he did. Dr. Nathan Robinson is back on the podcast to discuss his joint venture with Dr. Edith Widder to develop a video camera that will be able to capture more footage of deep-sea squid in their natural habitat. 

They are crowd-funding the project so that you can be a part of history and help build a camera that will attract and capture footage of one of the most elusive animals on the planet. 

You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/filming-the-kraken

Nathan's Social Media Platforms:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQBDrSME4ohP7gHFCp5j6w
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wild.blue.science/

What would you do to be a part of the research team that was searching for the deep-sea squid footage? Share what you would do in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1006_InSearchOfDeepSeaSquid.mp3
Category:Deep-Sea Squid -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There was a great article in Hakai Magazine about the ethics involving wildlife photography and videography. It covers people like Daniel Dietrich, who abides by ethical guidelines to protect nature and Ocean Ramsey, who doesn't do such a great job. 

I had thoughts on it so I created an episode around the topic.

Link to Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/when-photographers-get-too-close-wildlife-pays-the-price/

Do you think most Wildlife Photographers/Videographers do a good job with ethics in the name of conservation? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

 

Direct download: SUFB_S1005_ConservationFortheRightReasons.mp3
Category:Wildlife Photography -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Today's episode takes us down to the Antarctic waters of the Weddell Sea, where a recent study revealed a loss in benthos abundance occurred over the past 30 years...and not because of the reasons that you think. 

Link To Article: https://www.awi.de/en/about-us/service/press/press-release/benthos-in-the-antarctic-weddell-sea-in-decline.html

Do you think the benthos will increase since the rapid decrease of the sea ice over the past 6 years? Share your hypothesis in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1004_AntarcticBenthosLosingAbundance.mp3
Category:antarctica -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I just wrapped up a course I was teaching for the Duke Executive Education program for the Nicholas School Of Environment. It was a great course with fantastic students!

As I wrapped up the course, I was speaking with Claire and mentioned that the students who start a podcast on their own (independent of their work) will open themselves up for amazing opportunities down the line, similar to what happened to me multiple times.

Check out some of the opportunities that were presented to me over the past 5 years of podcasting. 

What would prevent you from starting a podcast for the environment? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1003_SciCommPodcastingCanChangeYourLife.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Jimmy Thomson is an environmental journalist, who wrote an interesting article about how Fisheries Observers off the Coast of BC are receiving threats about reporting the true numbers of fish they see being taken. 

I invited Jimmy on the podcast to tell us some of the stories he was told by 11 Fisheries Observers and what they continue to go through while doing their jobs. 

I wanted to have Jimmy on the podcast because I normally recommend to early-career scientists that they become Fisheries Observers to get experience while being paid very well; however, there are important aspects about the job that they should know before applying.

Link to Article: https://thenarwhal.ca/youre-out-there-alone-whistleblowers-say-workplace-abuse-hides-true-impacts-of-b-c-s-trawl-fishery/

Jimmy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwsthomson

Would you become a Fisheries Observe now that you know of the potential disadvantages? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Direct download: SUFB_S1002_FisheriesObserversUnreportingFisheriesDataInFearOfData.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I am proud to announce that we added another podcast to the Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network called Ocean Science Radio. The podcast is co-hosted by Andrew Kornblatt and Frances Farabaugh (Madame Curiosity and Dugongs & Seadragons), who bring you the latest ocean advances and information every month. 

You can check out the podcast here:
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

Have you listened to the Ocean Science Radio Podcast? Share your thoughts about the show in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S1001_OceanScienceRadioWithAndrewKornblatt.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The time has finally come to celebrate the fact that there are now 1000 episodes on the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast!!! 

I am so excited to talk about the past, the present and the future of the podcast and the Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network.

When did you start listening to the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast? Share your thoughts in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S1000_WeHit1000K.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Earth Day is a time where we reflect on how humans can become more sustainable. It's a time where people and organizations release optimistic reports or awareness campaigns to get people thinking about the Earth; however, this year was a bit different. Michael Moore produced and released The Planet Of The Humans, a documentary that did the exact opposite of what Earth Day is supposed to do.

It tried to bring down the green movement by bringing up outdated misinformation...and many people bought it. 

I reviewed this documentary for this episode, but I hope to get someone more qualified to come on the podcast and provide more detail about the claims made in this movie.

Did you think the Planet of the Humans was a good film? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S999_PlanetOfTheHumans.mp3
Category:Planet Of The Humans -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

A new study has revealed that the Narwhal will be vulnerable in the future to climate change consequences of increased sea temperature and melting sea ice. The vulnerability comes after the study found low genetic diversity among the three populations of Narwhals. 

Take a listen to the episode and read the article below to get more informed about the vulnerability of Narwhals. 

Link to Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2020/04/30/genetics-reveals-warming-seas-may-drive-narwhals-into-extinction/#63fd53686e41

How do you think we could best protect Narwhals from Climate Change? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

 
Direct download: SUFB_S998_NarwhalsVulnerableInClimateChangeReality.mp3
Category:Narwhal -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A few weeks ago, I saw a post by my friend and colleague, Emily Cunningham, about a huge project that she and her project partners just won. They developed the proposal for over 3 years and finally saw the results, over 2 million pound prize awarded to the project that would engage local communities in the Northeast of the UK with their Oceans. 

I invited Emily to come on the podcast to tell us why it's important to have projects that reconnect the local community with their Oceans. 

Have you connected with your coastline (lake or ocean)? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Links:

Emily's website: www.emilycunningham.co.uk
 

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

 

What happens to fish producers when their customers close up shop and their supply chains fold? They need to pivot and identify a new market to ensure their survival. That's exactly what the Cornwall Fisheries Community did with their partners Mindfully Wired Communications and their Director, Katrina Ryan, is on the podcast to tell us how they did it. 

Would you buy seafood directly from the fishers? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Links:

Mindfully Wired Communications: www.mindfullywired.org 

Seafood Cornwall: the umbrella initiative run by the Cornish Fish Producers' Organisation (www.cfpo.org.uk), Mindfully Wired, and consultant Chris Ranford. Seafood Cornwall celebrates the whole seafood supply chain - from fisherman to fish 'n' chips - in beautiful Cornwall, in the South West of England. The project's website includes details of our #FishToYourDoor delivery scheme, as well as recipe inspiration and supply chain information - www.seafoodcornwall.org.uk 

Check out #fishtoyourdoor on Twitter and/or @CornwallSeafood or make an order if you are anywhere in the UK.

Check out the Fathom podcast for weekly updated on the COVID-19 situation and fishing in the UK: https://cfpo.org.uk/the-fathom-podcast/

For all UK fresh fish points of sale - or as many as we know about, and the list is growing all the time - listeners can check out http://fishonfriday.org.uk/sales-locations/ for an interactive map! 

 

Direct download: SUFB_S996_FishToDoorKatrinaRyan.mp3
Category:Fish To Door -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There are many trailblazers out there that are pushing the Marine Conservation sector outside of its comfort zone to move the sector forward in a positive manner. They don't always get the credit they deserve, but they definitely push the boundaries. 

I discuss some of my favourite Marine Conservation Trailblazers and challenge more of you to do the same.

What are you doing to further Marine Conservation? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S995_WhenYouDontFitInYouStartSomethingNew.mp3
Category:marine conservation career -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Academic professors have a reputation that they stay in their "ivory towers" and do their research; however, Dr. Joshua Stoll, who is an Assistant Professor of Fisheries at the University of Maine, is also a fisherman and the co-founder of Local Catch. Local Catch is a network of community-supported fisheries that share information to help empower local fisheries. 

The stories Josh tells me in this interview are wonderful and goes to show that there is a need to bring fisheries back to local communities. 

How do you support local fisheries? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S994_LocalCatchJoshStoll.mp3
Category:Sustainable Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

It's time to reflect on how we can help the Earth, especially as we see the benefits of self-isolation to the environment. 

How are you spending Earth Day? Share what you did in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S993_EarthDay.mp3
Category:Earth Day -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

I've spent over 15 years on social media, more than 10 of those years involved science communication. Over those years, I crafted a strategy through many experiences to engage with people on social media about science that I now use today. I should mention that my strategy is constantly evolving as I believe everyone's strategy should evolve. 

I focus on how to create a positive educational point out of a negative experience on interaction with someone who is frustrating you.

What is your approach to Science Communication on Social Media? Share your strategy in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S992_MyApproachToEngagingWithPeopleOnSocialMediaAboutMarineScience.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Emily De Sousa joins me on the podcast to discuss a recent article in The Conversation about how fishers are able to sell directly to consumers and cut out the middle people during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. 

Link to Article: https://theconversation.com/as-coronavirus-threatens-seafood-economy-community-fisheries-find-ways-to-stay-afloat-135276?fbclid=IwAR1WzduhOFTjgmyImLO8XFy0BFWX06Wbqoibqgzc72HC_MDEFwiwJuiNXdA

The Coastal Routes Lab: www.coastalroutes.org

Skipper Otto Website: https://skipperotto.com/

Local Catch Website: https://localcatch.org/

Do you think this is the best future for fisheries? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S991_CommunitySupportedFisheriesDirectToConsumer.mp3
Category:Sustainable Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A decade ago, we witnessed one of the most devastating oil spills in the world as the Deepwater Horizon oil platform leaked oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The oil platform was owned by BP, who was fined $4.5 billion for the spill and the damage it caused to the Gulf of Mexico. $500 million dollars was granted to a coalition of agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic institutes to study the effects of the spill on the habitats and the ocean floor. 

An article in the Conversation was published recently that revealed fish livers and the ocean bottom contain oil from the BP oil spill, ten years later. Listen to the episode for more results. 

Link To Article: https://theconversation.com/scientists-have-found-oil-from-the-deepwater-horizon-blowout-in-fishes-livers-and-on-the-deep-ocean-floor-133145

How long do you think the Gulf will take to recover from the oil spill? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Speak Up For Blue Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S990_FishAndSedimentInGulfOfMexicoHaveOilInThem.mp3
Category:Gulf Of Mexico -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Bumble Bee Tuna was recently purchased by FCF, a Taiwan-based fishing company that has been accused of IUU (Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported) Fishing and human rights violations in regards to fisheries (i.e. fisheries slavery). A Greenpeace report described the human rights violation cases that were as recent as 2019 by surveying migrant fishermen on three vessels tied to FCF.

Bumble Bee Tuna owns a number of other brands that you may buy on a regular basis (check out this link for the details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumble_Bee_Foods sold on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bumble+bee+tuna&crid=ZZM7S5VAZDUA&sprefix=bumble+bee+%2Caps%2C169&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_11)

Link To Article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/04/pandemic-staple-report-links-top-tuna-company-to-forced-labor-illegal-fishing/

Should we be writing our government officials to let them know that we don't want these companies to sell their products when they don't treat fishers properly? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

Direct download: SUFB_S989_TheTunaYouAreEatingMaySupportIllegalFishingCompanies.mp3
Category:IUU Fishing -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I am happy to announce the launch of the Madame Curiosity Podcast hosted by Frances Farabaugh and Mallory Fin. The two women join me on the podcast to talk about why they started this podcast about the historical contributions of Women in STEM. 

Frances and Mallory also discuss how they know each other and how different they are, and why that makes the podcast that much more interesting. 

Madame Curiosity Instagram

Madame Curiosity Twitter

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz

 

Direct download: SUFB_S988_MadameCuriosity.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST