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Andrew Lewin explores the topic of orcas and their reputation in the media. He discusses how animals, like orcas and sharks, can quickly develop a negative image due to media perceptions. Andrew highlights an article from NBC News that discussed the potential negative reputation of orcas. He questions whether orcas are truly receiving a bad rap and emphasizes the importance of speaking up for ocean species to help improve their reputation.
 
Tune in to learn more about the factors influencing an animal's reputation and how we can contribute to a better understanding of marine life.
 
 
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The podcast episode discusses the potential negative impact of viral videos on the reputation of animals. Specifically, it highlights the case of orcas, who have been portrayed in a negative light due to viral videos showing them sinking boats and attacking sharks. The host emphasizes the importance of understanding the context behind these behaviors and the need to counteract the negative perception with accurate and positive information.

The episode acknowledges that some of the videos may be misleading, using dramatic music and editing techniques to create a sense of fear and danger. It emphasizes the need for intentional and responsible content creation to prevent the spread of misinformation and the potential harm it can cause to the reputation of animals.

The host explains that orcas are highly intelligent and curious creatures, capable of complex behaviors and hunting strategies. While some of their actions may appear brutal or aggressive, it is crucial to consider the reasons behind their behavior. For example, orcas may interact with boats out of boredom or playfulness, rather than malice or revenge.

The episode also highlights the importance of protecting the positive reputation of animals, as fear and negative perceptions can lead to harmful consequences. The host encourages listeners to engage with and share content from reputable sources that provide accurate information about orcas and other animals. By promoting a better understanding of these creatures, we can help protect their populations and ensure their continued existence in the wild.

Overall, the episode emphasizes the need for responsible content creation and the importance of challenging negative perceptions of animals that arise from viral videos. By sharing accurate and positive information, we can help protect the reputation of animals and foster a greater appreciation for their role in the natural world.

Direct download: HTPTO_E1562_AreOrcasGettingABadReputation.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of personalized communication from conservation organizations. He shares his frustrations with generic emails and constant donation requests, emphasizing the need for organizations to understand their audience's preferences and provide value beyond just asking for money. Andrew also reflects on his own journey in communications and his passion for using his skills to work with conservation organizations.

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The podcast host is currently enrolled in a Conservation Communications course offered by Conservation Careers. This online video course provides valuable knowledge and experience in communication strategies specifically tailored to the field of conservation. The host highly recommends the course, as it covers all the necessary tactics and strategies needed to excel in conservation communications. They are amazed by the success stories of individuals who have secured jobs after completing the course. Topics covered in the course include developing a communications plan, crafting engaging copy for conservation projects, securing press and media coverage, building and engaging social media audiences, creating content to support conservation initiatives, and measuring the effectiveness of communication activities. The host encourages listeners interested in a career in conservation and communications to visit the Conservation Careers website and sign up for one of their courses. As an added bonus, they provide a discount code for a 33% discount on any training course at Conservation Careers.

During the episode, the host suggests that an effective communication strategy involves allowing people to become familiar with the organization and the individuals working there. They believe that the people involved in these organizations are remarkable, passionate, and genuinely care about the environment. By showcasing the individuals and their projects, the host believes that it strengthens the organization's message.

The host emphasizes the importance of showcasing the people and projects to help the audience understand the magnitude of the problems at hand and how the proposed solutions can make a difference. This approach aims to establish a connection between the audience and the organization by humanizing the work being done. By getting to know the individuals involved, the host believes it fosters trust and engagement with the organization.

Additionally, the host highlights the significance of involving the community in the communication process. This goes beyond simply asking for donations and extends to seeking feedback, ideas, and stories from the audience. By actively involving the community, the host believes it creates a stronger and more supportive network. This engagement can take various forms, such as participating in call-to-action campaigns, signing petitions, or contacting relevant government representatives.

Overall, the host suggests that by allowing people to become acquainted with the organization and its members, and by actively involving the community in the communication process, it can lead to more effective communication and garner greater support for the organization's goals.

In the episode, the host delves into the importance of establishing an emotional connection between individuals and the conservation cause. They emphasize that this emotional connection can be a powerful tool for decision-making and community building.

The host explains that when people feel emotionally connected to a place or cause, it significantly influences their decision-making process. They note that this emotional connection can tug at the heartstrings of decision-makers, making them more inclined to take action. By highlighting the emotional connection between individuals and the conservation cause, it becomes easier to rally support and secure the necessary resources for implementing conservation projects.

Furthermore, the host suggests that celebrating both the successes and challenges of conservation projects can contribute to building a sense of community. By sharing achievements, people feel a sense of accomplishment and are motivated to continue supporting the cause. Additionally, by acknowledging setbacks and seeking assistance, it creates an opportunity for community engagement and collaboration. This fosters a stronger sense of community and encourages active participation in finding solutions.

The episode also touches on the role of social media and content creation in establishing emotional connections and building community. The host expresses frustration that many organizations do not fully utilize social media and content creation to connect with people and share their conservation efforts. They firmly believe that social media and content creation can be powerful tools for building emotional connections and generating support for conservation projects.

Overall, the episode highlights the importance of establishing an emotional connection between individuals and the conservation cause. By doing so, it can influence decision-making, foster community building, and ultimately lead to greater success in conservation efforts.

 

Direct download: HTPTO_E1541_HowOrganizationsCanDoBetterInSciComms.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of influencers and celebrities speaking up for the ocean and climate change. He starts off by highlighting Kim Kardashian's new product, a bra where part of the proceeds go to 1% for the planet. Andrew emphasizes that the involvement of celebrities in climate change discussions is significant and explores why it matters. He reflects on a time when climate change wasn't a widely discussed topic and emphasizes the role of social media in raising awareness.

Tune in to learn more about the power of celebrity influence and how we can all contribute to protecting the ocean.

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According to the podcast episode, social media algorithms have a bias towards short-form and entertaining content, which limits the visibility of real-world examples and work on campaigns for social and environmental justice. The transcript highlights that social media platforms often prioritize content that is more about screen time and entertainment value, while limiting the visibility of stories and solutions related to injustices. As a result, important information and projects related to social and environmental justice may not be widely promoted or shared on these platforms.

The episode emphasizes the need to elevate those who engage in local grassroots activism and share real-world examples and work. It suggests that algorithms do not prioritize the sharing of information on specific projects and injustices, potentially hindering the dissemination of important information. This limitation is seen as problematic because some of these stories and projects may be difficult to digest but need to be addressed and changed.

The transcript also highlights the imbalance in how online activism is valued higher than offline activism. Grassroots organizers and organizations have relevant data and case studies showcasing how injustices were fought and what was demanded, but social media platforms may limit the visibility of these stories and solutions. This suggests that the algorithms used by social media platforms may not effectively promote or prioritize content related to social and environmental justice, potentially hindering the impact of grassroots activism and the dissemination of important information.

Many climate influencers rely on advertising and promotional agreements to fund their work and support their teams and families. The podcast transcript mentions that these influencers, including the host himself, share and promote product ads to secure funding models that sustain their work. Advertising or promotional agreements provide financial support for their efforts, allowing them to fund their teams and even support their families. This suggests that the role of an eco-influencer has evolved beyond simply informing people about sustainable products. It now includes elements of entrepreneurship, storytelling, and thought leadership. However, finding businesses or companies willing to fund climate-related messages can be challenging, as it is not always seen as a profitable endeavor. This difficulty in securing funding is similar to the host's experience in podcasting, where finding a business model that works and obtaining sponsorships from sustainable companies is a constant struggle. Nonetheless, advertising and promotional agreements remain crucial for many climate influencers to continue their important work in raising awareness and advocating for action on climate change.

According to the episode, the role of an eco-influencer has evolved beyond simply promoting sustainable products. In addition to advocating for more sustainable choices, eco-influencers now engage in entrepreneurship, storytelling, and thought leadership. This means that they not only promote sustainable products but also collaborate with academic institutions to communicate climate science and work with organizations to drive their message. They utilize various forms of media, such as videos, photos, and illustrations, to effectively communicate their message and engage their audience. This evolution in the role of eco-influencers highlights the importance of raising awareness about climate change and inspiring action, rather than solely focusing on product promotion.

Direct download: HTPTO_E1526_TheRoleOfClimateInfluencers.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of effective communication when it comes to research papers that make drastic headlines. He highlights a recent research paper that predicted the halt of a crucial circulation in the Atlantic, causing catastrophic global consequences. However, a new paper contradicts this prediction, suggesting that such an event is unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future. Andrew emphasizes the need for clear and accurate communication to avoid misleading or alarming the public.

Tune in to learn more about the significance of speaking up for the ocean and taking action to protect it.

Link to article: https://theconversation.com/the-atlantic-oceans-major-current-system-is-slowing-down-but-a-21st-century-collapse-is-unlikely-214647

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Within the episode, Andrew explores how podcasts offer a unique platform for in-depth discussions and a deeper understanding of topics compared to other mediums such as blog posts or videos. They emphasize that within a concise 15-minute timeframe, they can effectively convey a wealth of information about a topic's history, related papers, and surrounding controversies. By avoiding misleading headlines, podcasts contribute to responsible journalism.

Moreover, Andrew highlights the ability of podcasts to delve deeper into a subject by featuring interviews with experts or individuals directly involved in the topic. He even contemplated the possibility of interviewing oceanographers who conducted the research papers or facilitating debates between different perspectives. This capacity for conversation and insights from experts fosters meaningful discussions and enhances understanding.

Furthermore, Andrew acknowledges that podcasts, along with video podcasts and blog posts, possess the advantage of conveying the speaker's passion and tone. Listeners can directly hear from scientists and researchers, gaining a sense of their thoughts and emotions towards the science and their own work. This audio aspect of podcasts enhances the overall experience and engagement with the content.

In conclusion, this episode highlights how podcasts provide a platform for more in-depth discussions, expert interviews, and a better understanding of topics compared to other mediums like blog posts or videos.

Direct download: HTPTO_E1517_AMOCCommunication.mp3
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In this episode, Andrew encourages you to reflect on your personal connection to the ocean and what made them fall in love with it. He shares his own experience of falling in love with the ocean through watching Jacques Cousteau films and emphasizes the power of visual storytelling in documentaries. Andrew discusses the accessibility of technology and social media today, urging listeners to embrace the opportunity to create their own mini documentaries about the ocean.

The episode highlights the importance of personal storytelling and making a connection to the ocean through these films.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1505_ThePowerOfVisualStoryTellingInShortFilms.mp3
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We are all witnessing the consequences of climate change that are destroying the lives of people all over the world. Wildfires in Maui and in Canada are revealing the consequence of not speaking up for the ocean and the planet. In this episode, Andrew discusses why it's so important to start communicating environmental science and conservation in hopes that it reaches audiences that can help with conservation efforts to prevent the devastation that we are witnessing today. 

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1496_OceanConservationCommunication.mp3
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In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of speaking up for the ocean and how listeners can get involved in science communication. Andrew highlights the power and impact of sharing information about the ocean, emphasizing the need for reliable and accurate communication in today's world.

Listeners are encouraged to take action and become advocates for the ocean by utilizing various platforms and opportunities for science communication. Tune in to learn more about the significance of speaking up for the ocean and how you can make a difference.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1484_WhyScienceCommunicationIsSoImportant.mp3
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In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin gets inspired by a podcast where a celebrity radio and podcast personality talks about his career. The celebrity emphasizes the importance of building a diversified portfolio of businesses and podcast networks, even if ownership is not in everything. Andrew reflects on how science communicators in the marine science and conservation field often expect instant success but highlights the importance of patience and continuous effort. He encourages listeners to keep publishing and getting their message across, regardless of occasional setbacks. Tune in to hear Andrew's thoughts on the podcast that sparked this inspiration.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1478_StartSlowAndBuildInSciComm.mp3
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In this episode of the "How to Protect the Ocean" podcast, host Andrew Lewin interviews Melissa Hobson, a science communicator who writes for marine conservation. The episode focuses on speaking up for the ocean and the importance of taking action to protect it. Lewin discusses the evolution of his podcast from "Speak Up for Blue" to "How to Protect the Ocean" to better communicate its purpose. Hobson shares insights on her career and the value of science communication in marine conservation. Overall, the episode emphasizes the need for individuals to get involved and make a difference in protecting the ocean.

[00:02:08] Writing for marine conservation.
[00:03:14] Science communication career opportunities.
[00:07:52] Discovering a love for diving.
[00:12:37] Scuba Diving Magazine Feature.
[00:18:51] Marine Mega Foundation. [
00:20:59] Non-scientific roles in conservation.
[00:23:14] Early career opportunities and finances.
[00:27:19] Going full-time freelance.
[00:32:58] New scientific papers.
[00:35:13] Making workplace topics interesting.
[00:40:16] Freelance writing diversification.
[00:43:30] Pursuing passions while balancing finances.
[00:48:08] Careers in conservation writing.
[00:51:39] Ocean Hero's fundraising success.
[00:56:11] Meandering career in conservation.

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Website: www.melissahobson.co.uk
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1472_MelissaHobson.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Do you want to establish yourself as a credible and reliable source of information for your audience? Are you looking to gain their trust and increase your influence? As a science communicator, you understand the importance of accurate information in your field. And that's exactly what I'll be sharing with you - the solution to achieving your goal of becoming a trusted resource for your audience. By establishing yourself as a reliable source, you can build a loyal audience that will use your messages as a resource.  This not only helps to build your credibility but also increases your audience's trust in you. Join me as we explore the importance of science communication and how it can help you achieve your desired outcome - building a loyal and engaged audience.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Explore the undeniable impact of reliable information in podcasts centered around science.

  • Delve into authentic experiences that demonstrate the need for accuracy in scientific storytelling.

  • Appreciate the power of podcasts as a channel for increasing interest in scientific knowledge and the environment.

  • Recognize the rewards of gaining credibility by consistently creating evidence-based content.

  • Stimulate your desire to create a podcast dedicated to dependable science communication that makes a difference.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1466_UseYourPodcastToBustMyths.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Join host Andrew Lewin as he shares his journey of using podcasting to speak up for the ocean and how you can help bring about more awareness of the ocean and protect it for future generations.

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In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Explore the power of podcasting in developing both your personal and career journey.

  • Grasp the significance of protecting our oceans and promoting steps to preserve marine ecosystems.

  • Delve into the ocean podcasting landscape, highlighting the need for varied viewpoints and consistent content.

  • Get valuable pointers on initiating an engaging ocean-themed podcast, including selecting a niche and partnering with like-minded individuals.

  • Find out how podcasting could open up new avenues for professional growth and unforeseen career paths.

As a marine biologist, Andrew Lewin has spent years studying and observing the many challenges facing our oceans. Determined to make a difference, Andrew turned to podcasting as a means of raising awareness and inspiring change. With a wealth of experience in both science communication and podcast production, Andrew is the perfect guest to provide valuable advice for those interested in starting their own ocean-themed podcast. Learn from his journey and discover how to find your niche, collaborate with others, and use your podcast to make a positive impact on the world's oceans.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Subscribe to the How to Protect the Ocean podcast to stay informed about ocean issues and how to take action.

  • Vote for representatives who prioritize the environment and the ocean.

  • Start your own ocean-focused podcast to share your voice and knowledge.

  • Support organizations and initiatives that work to protect the ocean through donations or volunteering.

  • Reduce your personal impact on the ocean by using sustainable products, reducing plastic use, and supporting local and sustainable seafood.

  • Educate yourself and others about ocean issues and solutions through books, documentaries, and social media.

  • Take part in beach cleanups and other community events to directly contribute to ocean conservation efforts.

  • Advocate for ocean-friendly policies in your local government and community.

  • Purchase from companies that prioritize sustainability and ocean conservation.

  • Encourage others to take action and raise awareness about ocean issues in your personal and professional networks.

Getting Exposure and Opportunities through Podcasting
One of the most significant benefits of podcasting lies in its potential to create professional networks and provide exposure to new opportunities. By interviewing guests and collaborating with organizations, podcasters can forge relationships within their industries. These connections can lead to job or contract offers and other potential collaborations that can enrich one's professional journey. In Andrew Lewin's experience, his podcast has allowed him to build a vast network of professionals within the ocean conservation community. These connections have led to unexpected opportunities, such as collaborations with large organizations and invitations to events related to marine biology and ocean conservation. Moreover, the exposure gained through podcasting has helped Lewin advance his career and establish himself as a thought leader in his field.

How to Get Started with Podcasting
To start podcasting, a strong foundation needs to be established; this includes identifying a niche, creating quality content, and having a solid plan in place. Potential podcasters should choose a theme that resonates with their values or interests, and focus on finding ways to engage with their audience. Collaboration is also essential– forging connections with other podcasters, organizations, and professionals can lead to increased outreach and success. Andrew Lewin encourages aspiring podcasters to take advantage of the support and resources available, such as his communication coaching program. This platform enables participants to launch their own podcasts while receiving guidance and mentorship from Lewin. Additionally, he recommends using libsyn.com, a hosting platform, to set up a podcast account and streamline the launch process. By following Lewin's advice and embarking on the podcasting journey, individuals can contribute to the ongoing effort to raise awareness and protect our oceans for future generations.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1463_SUFBPodcasting.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Are you tired of feeling frustrated and powerless in the face of misinformation about climate change? Have you been told to simply recycle and turn off the lights, only to see little progress toward a sustainable future? It's time to take action by recognizing fallacies and promoting productive conservation conversations. Join us in this episode as we explore the benefits of transitioning from fossil fuels, uncover ditactics, envision a sustainable economy, and gain the skills to detect fallacious arguments. Let's combat misinformation and work towards a healthier planet together.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the long-term advantages of replacing fossil fuels with more sustainable energy sources.

  • Expose the diversion tactics utilized to sidetrack focus on climate change problems.

  • Contemplate the steps required to establish an economy resilient against environmentally damaging practices.

  • Understand the impact of effective communication by scientists and policymakers in lessening fossil fuel consumption.

  • Enhance your skills in discerning fallacious arguments that impede conservation progress.

 

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Reduce your personal use of fossil fuels by using public transportation, biking, or walking whenever possible.

  • Support companies that prioritize sustainability and have transparent supply chains.

  • Educate yourself and others on the red herring fallacy and how to identify and challenge diversion tactics in conversations about climate change and ocean protection.

  • Advocate for government policies that prioritize reducing the use of fossil fuels and transitioning to a sustainable economy.

  • Support and invest in research and development of alternative energy sources and carbon sequestration technology.

  • Take action on a local level by participating in beach cleanups, supporting local conservation organizations, and advocating for environmental protections in your community.

Cutting Through the BS
It is critical to pierce through the obfuscation and challenge manipulation tactics in environmental conversations, specifically addressing fallacies such as red herrings. By maintaining a keen awareness of these deceptive approaches and calling them out, individuals can ensure that conversations remain focused on the relevant issues, contributing to meaningful progress in combating climate change and protecting our oceans. In his podcast episode, Andrew Lewin emphasizes the importance of identifying and challenging the diversion tactics and fallacies used to sidetrack essential discussions about climate change and environmental conservation. He encourages listeners to be aware of these tactics in conversations and to remain steadfast in focusing on the central issues at hand. By cutting through these distractions, one can facilitate a more productive and impactful conversation surrounding environmental issues.

Call to Action
Individuals, communities, and governments must take action to recognize fallacies, maintain focus during conversations, and work together to address the pressing environmental issues we face. By sharing experiences, knowledge, and stories, we can inspire others and promote a united effort toward environmental conservation and responsibility. Andrew Lewin asks listeners to share their thoughts on the impact of fallacies in conservation efforts, inviting open conversation and encouraging community building through shared experiences. He emphasizes the importance of inspiring others by sharing personal conservation journeys and challenges encountered in their efforts. Through open dialogue, collaborative thinking, and a unified focus on the environmental challenges we face, meaningful progress toward sustainability can be made.

Focus on Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy
Shifting the focus of the conservation debate to emphasize the importance of transitioning to a sustainable economy is essential in addressing the impacts of climate change. By placing attention on renewable energy sources, sustainable practices, and eco-friendly developments, individuals, communities, and entire nations can work together to create a future that minimizes harm to our environment while fostering economic growth. Andrew Lewin encourages science communicators, climate activists, and policymakers to concentrate on reducing fossil fuel use and supporting companies and technologies striving for sustainability. He calls for empathetic and focused conversations that consider the multifaceted impact of climate change on our planet, emphasizing that this transition to a sustainable economy is crucial in the quest to protect our oceans.

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Direct download: HTPTO_E1456_ManipulationOfTheFossilFuelIndustry.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The congressional hearing where the CEO of TikTok was questioned about the security of the app seemed like a total farce and there are many things that could be said about some of the conflicts of interest of the politicians in that most of them had Meta stock (a direct competitor to TikTok). However, the chair of the hearing said that she thinks the app should be banned in the United States due to safety and security concerns. The recent success of making the Willow Project go viral on TikTok showed a real promise for environmental campaigns to succeed and reach audiences with a specific message. But now, the app may not be around and this will impact creators on the app, including marine science communicators. I am going to talk about what you should do in this situation.
 
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1436_TikTokBan.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Science communication has the power to capture the eyes and minds of any audience and the ability to find a way to explain science is various aspects of life takes a certain skill and passion. But it's not easy to communicate the science and build an audience that will continue to come back for more. Therefore, the message has to be entertaining to get attention and you must go where the audience goes. Melissa Truth Miller is my guest today and an example of meeting an audience to communicate her science message. Melissa is a marine scientist who also has written blogs for sites like Nerdist and organizes Comic Con panels to bring science to an audience that is interested in science fiction.
 
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Article about the marine debris in the sperm whale: http://bit.ly/3KL4VTl
 
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1424_SciCommThroughComicConPanelsMelissaMiller.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I posted a short video on marine mammal captivity on Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube Shorts. To be honest, it was an experiment. I knew the video would be a bit controversial as the captivity of marine mammals content always tends to be this way. My goal for the video was not to take a personal stance but to let viewers make their own decision based on the resources I suggested. I got some feedback just as I suspected. Some pro-releasing whales and others pro-captivity. I responded to the comments in all cases and I want to tell you about my experience.
 
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1419_CivilDiscourseOnlineCanHelpSaveTheOcean.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

There are some great people in the marine conservation world that have the potential to do some great things in the field of marine science and conservation. They are intelligent, motivated, passionate, and talented in more than just the science/policy/advocacy work. They can communicate in creative ways. Every once in a while, I have the chance to meet these individuals to speak to them about how they can use their talent and creativity to do some great things. However, imposter syndrome sets in. It can stop you in your tracks of putting yourself out there stopping you from getting your message out. I want people to get past their imposter syndrome as I did so I am going to tell you what helped me.
 
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1416_HowToGetOverImposterSyndrome.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There is so much content out there that is better produced, better audio, better video, and better communicated than mine, but I still have a following and listeners who say they love my content. I must admit, there are times that I want to up my game and make better-produced content to try and bring in more listeners and followers; however, the reality is that I have restrictions in time, money, and sometimes skill set. I continue to make content regardless of the restrictions and my own fears of imposter syndrome because I know there is someone out there that is going to discover my content and turn to live for a better ocean. And I am here to tell you that you can do the same.
 
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Direct download: HTPTO_E1409_YourConservationMessageDoesNotHaveToBeSpecial.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Are you looking to Speak Up For The Ocean in 2023? Then this episode is for you. I've been doing this podcasting thing for over 7.5 years and over that time I covered a lot of stories and I've seen various ways that people and organizations disseminate their marine conservation messages. But there is an increasing percentage of the audiences that are not listening to the messages or find the messaging elitist. Therefore, I am going to provide you with a list of things that you can do to help get your conservation message across to your audience.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1400_5WaysToSpeakUpForTheOceanBlueIn2023.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

We live in an interesting time. We have access to information at our fingertips whenever we want. It's a great opportunity to learn and interact with people all over the world. Of course, there are downfalls to social media as well as there are some great advantages. Scientists have the ability to share their work with people who do not have access to peer-reviewed papers. They also provide access to criticism in their work. Criticism does not always have to lead to being canceled, but it could lead to better work. I am going to talk to you about a recent interaction I had with a listener that ended in a great way.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1394_ScientistsCritiqueAndDebate.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, it has become more of a cesspool of racism, sexism, and misinformation than it was pre-Elon and conversations are becoming more confrontational as people are trying to defend their points of view on both sides of issues. But Science Twitter has been a staple where most people get great information from colleagues or science celebrities to learn more about science and it is now at risk. I am ranting about Twitter and how Science Twitter could be lost in the long term...and that is a shame!!!
 
David Shiffman's article on Science Twitter: https://bit.ly/3F8S8pF
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1391_TwitterIsADumpsterFire.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

In the last episode I spoke to Maria Pinto about her experience in marine science communication where she discussed her platform of choice and the type of content she enjoyed creating. Speaking with Maria inspired me to continue to level up my scicomm game so in this episode I wanted to share with you how I will be starting (re-starting) my efforts for content on YouTube. I hope that those of you who are inspired by today's episode will have enough guidance to help you start your own efforts in science communication.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1380_StartingSciCommIn2023.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

You have heard my thoughts on science communication based on my experiences which I enjoy telling you all about. But it's about time that you hear about someone else's experience in marine science communication. Maria Pinto is that person that you need to hear from because she is a marine science communicator that has experience working on multiple platforms such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram using her knowledge of marine science to share via science communication. She discusses what it's like to be a science communicator in Europe, gaming and scicomm, and why she sticks to being creative rather than only focusing on growing her following.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1379_WhatItsLikeToBeAMarineScienceCommunicator.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Tonight was a tough night for me as there was an incident with a parent and the coaching staff of which I am a coach. Not only did it get heated, but it almost turned violent on the parent's part. I haven't coached for a terribly long time, but this is something that has never happened to me. It really makes me rethink coaching and gets me thinking about the work I do on this podcast.
 
I put in the work on this podcast because it makes me happy to talk about the ocean and the benefit is that I hear from listeners that they enjoy it as well. It makes be happy that I can inspire people to change and its why I target people who want to do good for the ocean.
 
Today, I am going to talk about why I love interacting with this audience and work so hard to try to provide information to help people change habits or build habits to live for a better ocean. It's also why I don't target or try to change the minds of people who don't care about helping the ocean.
 
It's the same reason why I love coaching kids with their parents who want to become better players and human beings.
 
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Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:03am EST

I grew up reading books on the ocean and I would soak up all of the textbooks that I could find, but we need more books that target the specific segments of the people to help them change their habits for a better ocean. There is a tiny trend happening where books are being targeted toward the general public, but that needs to scale and quickly. I am going to talk about the marine conservation books that speak to me and the public and the types of books that we need in circulation in the near future.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1370_WriteLessOceanTextbooks.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There is a race of innovative projects from organizations and companies to try to clean up the ocean from plastic pollution and some projects are doing a great job, Mr. Trashwheel is a great example. But the organization called the Ocean Clean Up continues to overpromise and underdeliver at the expense of the natural environment and yet the messaging continues to be pushed as the narrative that this project will be able to clean up 90% of the oceans across social media by creators from all over the world. I would like to tell you why their new idea is not good for the environment even with the good intention of cleaning up the ocean.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1368_TheOceaCleanStillPosesARiskToEnvironment.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

My University was and still is known as an Agricultural School. One program that was being heavily promoted at our school and in my program was that of aquaculture. I didn't know much about aquaculture before I took a class on it but it sounded like a great thing that solved food problems. Grow fish to serve as food with a growing global population that was slowly running out of resources. Aquaculture helps wild populations as it puts less pressure on fishing wild stocks. It sounded great, but there were always issues with aquaculture in Canada that I was learning about throughout my career, but I didn't really understand the issues and how they were being covered up.
 
I recently came across a podcast series called The Salmon People hosted by Sandra Bartlett that changed everything and it's a great way to learn about the history of problems in aquaculture.
 
In this episode, I will talk about the podcast and how I felt it serves as a great communication piece for Canadians and anyone else that is interested in fisheries and aquaculture.
 
 
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Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I've known that I wanted to be a marine biologist ever since I was 14 years old and dreamed of being on ships to work to protect the ocean. But I struggled to find information on the ocean as I did have access to the web at the time. There are still struggles in finding the proper information on the ocean in today's society. Access to journal articles is behind paywalls for the most part and information disseminated on social media is often in small snippets and incomplete. Therefore, comprehensive and accessible materials about ocean education could provide more people with inspiration to help protect the ocean.
 
In this episode, I will use the Massive Open Online Course, Sharks!, as an example to show how people who may not be scientists can use this knowledge to speak and live for a better ocean.
 
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Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

The last 5 decades have been a rough one for the science field and it doesn't look like it's going to get better. Politicians and fringe groups are denying climate change and the scientific process around various tools to help protect people. But on the other hand, it seems as though there are more STEM programs popping up in schools at the high school and post-secondary school levels. So my question to you is: Can we get people excited about science again?
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1347_CanPeopleGetExcitedAboutScienceAgain.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Explaining climate change is not a simple exercise, especially when there is so much misinformation floating around the web, and some times the material can be complex to explain, but there are ways to explain how climate change is affecting an iconic animal such as the sea turtle to get people's attention.
 
In this episode, I am going to explain how baby sea turtles can be used to explain how climate change is affecting animals in the ocean.
 
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Three episodes ago, I discussed how to speak up for the ocean if you are not a scientist. I suggested following specific scientists on social media to get accurate and recent science and conservation information. I had a few people contact me over Instagram to ask if I know where they could get more information on science and conservation in their area. A great question indeed and that seems like it could be hard to find anyone.
 
In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I will tell you how you can find out about local science and conservation issues.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1337_WhereToFindLocalScientistsToFollow.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Science plays an important part in understanding the trends in the ocean whether they are positive or negative and scientists also are critical in communicating their work so people can be aware of the trends, but people think that only scientists can talk about science and that is not true; therefore, by the end of this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue, I hope to convince you that you can speak up for the ocean too and give you steps that you can take to make sure you do it correctly.
 
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Direct download: SUFB_S1334_UseThese3StepsToSpeakUpForTheOceanIfYouAreNotAScientist.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There need to be more conversations about the ocean on the web and there are plenty of opportunities to start your science communication journey, but people still aren't getting started. Therefore, I am going to tell you the different ways how you can get started in science communication today.
 
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Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

Direct download: SUFB_S1323_SciCommHowWillYouGetStarted.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

There are many issues that are facing this world that have science-based solutions that are not getting solved and it's because people are taking swipes at scientists in every field, but is it because scientists and conservationists don't seem accessible to the public; therefore, I am going to tell you about my favourite tool: podcasts are a great tool to reach the public.
 
In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to tell you how podcasts can help connect scientists and conservationists with the public to help people live for a better ocean.
 
Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx
 
Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group:
 
Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI

Connect with Speak Up For Blue:
Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf
Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

Direct download: SUFB_S1304_HowPodcastsCanConnectScientistsWithPublicToHelpOcean.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Science Communication is one of the most important parts of conservation as it is responsible for getting complex information to your audience, but people are used to simple sound bites rather than long explanations; therefore, SciCommers need to adapt and get their points across easily.
 
In today's episode, I am going to be discussing how to get your point across while holding your audience's attention.
 
Building an online community through digital storytelling 6-week course: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx
 
Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group:
 
Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI

Connect with Speak Up For Blue:
Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf
Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

Direct download: SUFB_S1301_HowToSpeakOnComplicatedIssuesToYourAudience.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Have you ever had someone say to you that they are over the bans on plastic straws or changing their behaviour to help the ocean is too hard? It's a frustrating experience, but it tells us that people are not educated on ocean issues and may not want to be.

However, we need to make sure the right information is out there so that people who want to be educated on the ocean can do their part. 

In this episode, I discuss how we can change our SciComm approach to blend in better on digital platforms and help people live for a better Ocean.

Sign up for the Duke Environmental Communications Certificate Course called: Building and Online Community through Audio Storytelling: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx

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Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc 

Direct download: SUFB_S1286_NotEveryoneIsEducatedInTheOcean.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Many scientists love communicating their science to the public and they know that science communication is the key to improving conservation, but when they do SciComm they tend to not be their authentic selves causing their audience to disengage.

Therefore, in order for SciComm to be effective scientists must connect with their audience by being themselves.

In this episode, I provide advice and reasons why you should be yourself and the benefits that go along with it when doing SciComm.

Sign up for the Duke Environmental Communications Certificate Course called: Building and Online Community through Audio Storytelling: https://bit.ly/3ivkHCx

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Direct download: SUFB_S1283_BeYourAuthencatedSelfWhenCommunicatingMarineScience.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Science communication is an important part of marine conservation. I dedicated my career to SciComm because I feel that telling the public of what is happening to the Ocean is crucial to changing behaviours to live for a better ocean. 

However, there are certain times where I have an smh (Shake My Head) moment as a small number of people use certain language that will certainly offend a group of people. 

In this episode, I will tell what those comparisons are and why you should avoid using them when speaking about the ocean. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S1278_ComparisonsYouShouldNotUseWhenDoingScienceCommunication.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Did you hear the Brittany Spears may not be under conservatorship anymore and her father was removed as the head of said conservatorship? Wait...what? You are probably wondering what Brittany Spears has to do with marine conservation. You are right, it really doesn't, but the reason I know what is happening with Brittany Spears is because of a documentary on her that was centred around her conservatorship. 

Documentaries can inspire audiences to support a pop star that is going through something personal or can help shut down orca shows at SeaWorld.  They are powerful tools for storytelling that can turn the tide on many aspects of environmental conservation issues. 

In this episode, I discuss three documentaries that invoked different behavior changes, in good and not-so-good ways.

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Direct download: SUFB_S1218_CanDocumentariesBeSuccessful.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I am a Science Communicator. I use this podcast to communicate marine science to you and other listeners who would like to know more about how to protect the Ocean. My goal is to present accurate and real information so that you and others could learn about Oceans that may not be readily available online. 

II know many colleagues who communicate science by conducting guest lectures/teachings in K-12 schools. They do it on a volunteer basis in hopes to inspire future scientists of the world. However, it is difficult when other communication platforms such as TV stations say they have a mission to enlighten their audience but create fake documentaries that scare and confuse many people. 

I describe a situation written to me by a listener who sent me an email (you can contact me here with your questions/comments) on today's email.  The listener described a situation that he faced where he attempted to convince a group of students that the megalodon and mermaids were not real despite recent TV programs stating otherwise through fake documentaries.

The listener is a professor at Brigham Young University: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OceanEcologist

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Direct download: SUFB_S1193_AnotherExampleOfTVMessagingGoneWrong.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

This episode is a bit of a rant that I have been thinking about for a while. Over the past few months, I've noticed that media companies (video, audio, and written forms) have been putting out content that either ignores science or drives a wedge between science and the public. 

The film Seaspiracy told the audience and non-profit organizations that worked to conserve the ocean were actually working to support overfishing. Obviously a false statement; however, much of the audience still quote the movie four months later. 

The New York Times published an article, where the author conducted their own "study" to determine whether Subway (the sandwich company) used real tuna in their tuna sandwiches. The study was not scientific and the results were inconclusive (stated in the article); however, the headline read "Subway does not use real tuna in their sandwiches." 

Discovery is releasing a new program during Shark Week this summer (2021): a reality show that is searching for the next shark expert. An expert can be defined in many ways, but this "expert" search is not based on the scientific knowledge each contestant has. It is based on whether or not they can swim with sharks without getting bitten. Now, there are shark diving experts who are amazing and advocate for sharks, but many of them are thought to be scientists who conduct experiments, which can lead to misinformation. 

Finally, during the 2021 Shark Week, there was an episode that aired with the people for the Jackass franchise. During the show, one of the members were doing a stunt into a body of water where sharks had aggregated. The man fell and got bitten. The rest of the episode was about how traumatized the man was for being bitten; even though, the stunt was not necessary and led to him being bitten. 

Many media companies are sacrificing science for clicks and views while misleading their audience. I am very concerned as to where Science Communication is directed on large platforms. 

Check out all of our episodes on www.speakupforblue.com

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Direct download: SUFB_S1186_IsTheMediaDisconnectingUsFromScienceOcean.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Seasipracy got me thinking of the effects of past conservation documentaries on the conservation of iconic species such as sharks, dolphins, orcas, and sea turtles with respect to their issues of finning, captivity, and plastic pollution, respectively. 

However, the recent release and reaction of the public and the scientific community of Seaspiracy led me to think about ways that science communicators should react to controversial conservation documentaries no matter how they are made. 

Listen to the episode and let me know what you think. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S1150_HowSciCommersShouldReactToControversialConservationDocs.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I had the privilege of sitting down with the one and only Melissa Cristina Marquez to talk about her experiences using a variety of Science Communication Platforms including social media, network TV (Shark Week and SharkFest - upcoming), podcasting on ConCiencia Azul, and now a fictional author of a series of books related to her time as a Marine Biologist. We also discuss her most recent fieldwork experience (and how it didn't go as planned, Yikes!).

Get her book "Wild Survival" here: https://www.amazon.com/Crocodile-Survival-Melissa-Cristina-M%C3%A1rquez/dp/1338635050/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XJQF0HOCZM20&dchild=1&keywords=wild+survival+crocodile+rescue&qid=1614915754&sprefix=Wild+Survival%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1

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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_S1128_SciCommPlatformsWithMelissaCristinaMarquez.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

I finally decided to moderate my own room on Clubhouse to have a discussion on Clubhouse. What happened next was amazing! Listen to the podcast for more details. 

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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_S1115_ModeratedMyFirstRoomOnClubhouse.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

A former fisher launched a local radio station in Pambna Island, India to keep the fishing community informed of marine issues, women's roles in fisheries, and remembering major fishing events. 

The radio station is effective because the messages are targeted to the local community, made up of mostly fishers, by a local community member. The fishers will listen to the radio for 10-12 hours while at-sea to such topics that drive communications on specific topics such as over-fishing, climate change, and plastic pollution. 

One fisher told reporters that he now cuts sea turtles out of his trawl ner instead of selling them for food because he understands that sea turtles help eat invasive jellyfish.  

The radio station is another example of why it is important to have leaders in the community to speak to fellow community members about issues that can affect them.

Link To Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-radio-station-at-the-heart-of-a-fishing-community/

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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_S1108_IndianRadioiStationInformsFishingCommunity.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

As I prepare for the Mindful Conservation Conference talk that I will be putting on, I think about how I would tell someone who would like to start a SciComm Business the steps it would take to be on the path to success. 

I use my own company as an example (because that is all I know) to provide some tips on how to start, how to choose your business model, and how to be successful in a digital world. 

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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_S1103_BuildASciCommBusinessForABetterOcean.mp3
Category:SciComm -- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

My good friend Dr. Craig McClain joins me on the podcast to announce the wonderful OceansDotComm for 2020. The first OceanDotComm was a huge success, where 38 Science Communicators gathered at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium to tackle a topic and conduct a series of projects within a span of 5 days. 

There were ships, airboats, cultural dinners and lots of laughs involved during the challenge. That would be how I would sum up OceansDotComm2018.

Now OceansDotComm 2020 is coming in October! Don't miss out, apply today:

Website: https://lumcon.edu/oceandotcomm/

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG8oA7qaEgO1vIDp__ZjybHUmMWYQ3yggNX6ZFWKBD20aTGw/viewform

Are you going to apply to OceansDotComm2020? Let us know 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

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

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_S985_OceansDotComm2020.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST

You may remember Nathan being on the podcast a few years ago as he described the event that spearheaded the plastic straw band movement. Nathan was the field biologist who removed the straw that was stuck in the Sea Turtle's nose. The virality of the video made him realize the power of science communication as that video continues to be THE video shown by multiple media outlets to make people aware of the problems of single-use plastic.

Four months later, Nathan emailed me another video where he removed a plastic fork from another Sea Turtle proving that the previous incident was not a one-off chance. 

I recently found out that Nathan was part of the research team that recorded for the second time only a live video of a giant squid in the deep sea. 

In Part 1 of the interview, Nathan and I discuss how science communication is important to him and how it can be used to create conservation opportunities.

YouTube links:

Sea Turtle With Straw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw

Sea Turtle With Fork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiTABRQOjk

Nathan's YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQBDrSME4ohP7gHFCp5j6w

Do you Communicate Science? Share your work in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: http://www.speakupforblue.com/goocean.

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

Direct download: SUFB_S838_ThePowerOfScienceCommunicationWithDrNathanRobinson.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

There is a great podcast called "Commons" that is doing a series on how the Oil and Gas industry has influenced life and politics in Canada. The Commons' latest episode dives into the conspiracy that Conservative politicians have labeled anyone or organization that has foreign funding as eco-extremists trying to keep Canada's Energy landlocked.  It's an interesting time to be a Marine Conservationist, where information spewed by politicians, true or false, tends to dominate the narrative. 

Take a listen and get ready to be met by a $30 Million war room to attack anyone who speaks out against oil and gas to protect the environment. There are interesting times ahead.

Will this stop you from speaking out against the fossil fuel industry? Share your perspective in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: http://www.speakupforblue.com/goocean.

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

Direct download: SUFB_S822_ConspiracyToLabelEnvironmentalistsAsExtremists.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

The Second Part of my conversation with Andrew Thaler on the last 10 years of Marine Science and Conservation Communication. 

If you are someone who has been doing SciComm in the same field, how have you noticed the field has evolved?

Donate to the Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award to Fund 5 more brave Marine Conservationists

Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our Patreon Campaign

I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the Facebook Group to chime in.

Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts?

Subscribe to Marine Conservation Happy Hour and ConCiencia Azul

Direct download: SUFB_S501_10YearsOfSciComm_Part2.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

500 EPISODES!!! I can't believe the time has finally come where the Speak Up For Blue Podcast has reached 500 episodes!!! What do I do to celebrate? I announce that I will be posting from 3 times a week to 7 times a week. More frequency will result in shorter episodes, but that doesn't mean I won't be diving deep into the topics of each episode. Some episodes, like today's, will be a 2-parter. 

Today's episode, Andrew Thaler joins me to help celebrate the 500th episode as we record together from the Singapore Crowne Plaza Hotel at the airport on a 22 hour layover. 

We reflect on our efforts to communicate Marine Science and Conservation over the past 10 years. We look at how it started and how it has evolved over time. We also look at how it has changed both of our lives. 

Check out Part 1 of this 2-Part episode on Marine Science and Conservation Communication. 

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Donate to the Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award to Fund 5 more brave Marine Conservationists

Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our Patreon Campaign

I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the Facebook Group to chime in.

Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts?

Subscribe to Marine Conservation Happy Hour and ConCiencia Azul

Direct download: SUFB_S500_500thEpisodeAnd10YearsOfSciComm.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Today's Ocean Talk Friday has me breaking down the everything that happened at OceanDotComm 2018. As many of you know, I spent a week at LUMCON (Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium) with over 40 other people who have experience in Science Communication (SciComm) to tell the stories of Coastal Optimism in Southern Louisiana as they face rapid coastal loss due to a number of different factors including sea level rise, coastal degradation, diversion of the Mississippi River and the intrusion of the Oil and Gas industry. 

I talk about my overall experience about the conference and I highlight some of the products that were created in 4-5 days.

Direct download: SUFB_S446_OceanTalkFriday_BreakdownOfOceanDotComm18.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 11:21am EST

I am very pleased to introduce Shea Steingass to you as we collaborate to create a overall narrative of Coastal Optimism through a series of interviews with various members of the community in Southern Louisiana. All of the people we interviewed live in Southern Louisiana for varying periods of time. 

Shea and I discuss how we approached this season and what we wanted to present to you about the great people that we interviewed.

Shea will be hosting several of the podcasts this season and does a fantastic job!

Direct download: SUFB_Season1_Episode3_SeasonPlanWithSheaSteingass.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

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