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It's quite frustrating when you spend so much time applying for a job and then hear nothing back as to whether you go an interview or your application was even close. 

I was able to find success in applying for jobs where I received interviews. There was a point in time where I was getting a lot of interviews. IT was all in how I applied for the job.

In this episode, I talk about how to identify whether a job add is right for you to apply for the job you want and that fits you.

Have you had success in applying for jobs? Share your experience in the Marine Science And Conservation Career Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/career.

Join The Speak Up For Blue FB 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

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_S970_HowToKnowYouQualifyForTheRightJob.mp3
Category:Marine Conservation Careers -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The Sea Grant program has always been an important program for citizens that live within a Sea Grant state. The program conducts programs that are focused on finding solutions for state problems. In this throwback episode, Bill Wyse and I discussed the programs related to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. 

Also, there is a clip of my oldest daughter, who was 7 at the time, telling me about her favourite animal...that choked me up a bit. 

Do you know what your Sea Grant program does? Share their programs 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

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_S969_Throwback_NYSeaGrant.mp3
Category:Sea Grant -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

Indonesia has the second-largest amount of pollution entering the ocean and its citizens are tired of it. They want the government to implement better waster management systems. The movement for a better system is driven by the youth of Indonesia, which has worked with the government to recently ban plastic bags, styrofoam, and plastic straws in July 2019. More needs to be done though. 

Listen to the episode for more information.

Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/in-bali-young-people-lead-the-fight-as-a-plastic-plague-threatens-paradise/

Do you think the Indonesian Government is on the right track? 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

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_S968_SavingIndonesiaFromPlasticPollution.mp3
Category:plastic pollution -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It took me a while to figure out my Marine Conservation Career Path. 18 years to be exact. I experimented quite a bit with jobs in different sectors, but I never really found the job that equalled my passion for Marine Conservation. Full disclosure, my path was restricted to being a Marine Biologist living in Ontario, which required me to be creative. That creativity spawned this very podcast and fulfilled my passion and path for my Marine Conservation Career.

There are many of you in the audience who are following in my footsteps. You are not looking to follow your career path in Marine Conservation because all you are doing is searching for ANYTHING in Marine Conservation. It's the same way I started my career. It's time we change that. 

I talk about setting your career path to ensure that you know exactly which jobs you need to fulfill your passion. Take a listen and let me know what you think in the Marine Science and Conservation Careers Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/career.

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_S967_FiguringOutYourCareerPathUpdate.mp3
Category:marine conservation career -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

I'm taking it back to episode 6 when I interviewed a good friend of mine Angelo Villagomez from the Pew Charitable Trust. He worked with small island communities to help them protect sharks using Marine Protected Areas. He still works with Pew on Marine Protected Areas for all of the Oceans. 

This was Angelo's first time on the podcast. He's been on other episodes and podcasts within the Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network. Can you find the episodes? Share which episodes of Angelo's were your favourite 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

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


SeaWorld has been through a lot since the release of a documentary that exposed the truth behind marine mammal captivity. Blackfish was released in 2013 and caused SeaWorld to change its business practices surrounding Orcas; however, they were sued for allegedly downplaying the effect of Blackfish on their reporting to investors. 

They had to pay quite a bit of money but potentially got off without admitting to being guilty.  

Now, Seaworld is starting to earn money again after promoting free beer in Orlando and rides in California. They still have Orcas but they don't do shows nor do they profit off of the Orca reproduction business because it is now illegal. 

No Orca shows confirm that the best way to see Orcas is in the wild with a reputable Whale Watching outfit.

Link To Article: https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2020/02/11/seaworld-settles-blackfish-related-classaction.html

Have you seen Orcas in the wild? Was it life-changing? Let us know in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com.

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_S965_SeaWorldPays65MillionInSettlementDueToBlackfish.mp3
Category:blackfish -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I wanted to share a story about the time I applied for, what I thought, was my dream job. Spoiler alert, I didn't get the job, but this story highlights the problem with the way job applicants are treated by some employers as they seek employment. 

Share one of your infuriating job application stories 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

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_S964_JobApplicationAnInfuriatingStory.mp3
Category:marine conservation career -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Another Throwback Wednesday is upon us. The 5th episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast was with Dr. Ellen Prager. She has pretty much accomplished everything of which most Marine Biologists can only dream. She's lectured, she's been the Executive Director of an Institute, she's authored papers, and she's authored novels for tweens. 

I was very happy to interview Ellen on all of her accomplishments, but I was super excited for her to talk about how coral reefs can benefit Human Health.

Check out the latest of Ellen's accomplishments at her website: http://ellenprager.com/

What other benefits do Coral Reefs provide? Share your answers 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

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_S963_Throwback_E5_EllenPrager_CoralReefsAffectHumanHealth.mp3
Category:Coral Reef -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The Turks And Caicos are overfishing their conchs and tourists are worried that they can't get their conch for dinner anymore. That was a bit sarcastic. 

Unfortunately, the demand for conchs outside of the beautiful Islands of the Turks and Caicos is driving the population to extinction and people are calling for an All-Out Ban on fishing for the once plentiful mollusc.

Link to the article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-51285893

Do you think there should be a ban on fishing conch? 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

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_S962_TurksAndCaicosLosingTheirConchToOverFishing.mp3
Category:Conch -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Many of you in the audience have either dreamt of being a Marine Biologist or are currently seeking a career in Marine Conservation/Science. For that reason, I would like to try and help you realize what is involved in finding a Marine Conservation Career over the next few Friday Episodes. 

Today's episode is to tell you that jobs are available, but you need to put the work in to achieve your goals. 

More Career Episodes:
Episode 214
Episode 216
Episode 220
Episode 228
Episode 232
Episode 236
Episode 240
You can find these episodes in the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app.

Are you struggling to find a career in Marine Science And Marine Conservation? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you want to Podcast For The Environment? Sign up for a course I am leading through Duke University's Online Environmental Communications Course: http://www.speakupforblue.com/duke.

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_S961_CanYouHaveACareerInMarineConservation.mp3
Category:marine conservation career -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I am very happy to present to you Alex Tilley, who I interviewed in episode 4 about his organization called Talking Oceans. Much of our conversation covered the manner in which marine conservationists should approach helping local communities in foreign countries. We also discussed how Talking Oceans was approaching Science Communication.

I was able to catch up with Alex at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Malaysia a couple of years ago, where we chatted about his new endeavors and being a father living in East Bangor.

Talking Oceans Website: https://talking-oceans.org/

Enjoy the episode!

Did you agree with the way he approached local communities? Share your thoughts in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you want to Podcast For The Environment? Sign up for a course I am leading through Duke University's Online Environmental Communications Course: http://www.speakupforblue.com/duke.

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_S960_Throwback_E4_TalkingOceans_AlexTilley.mp3
Category:Talking Oceans -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

We know that Sea-Level Rise will reshape the world's coastlines physically, but it is rare that we see studies that predict how local communities will be reshaped from a socio-economic perspective. A recent study out of the University of Southern California did examine how inland counties and cities could be impacted by coastal migrants moving away from their flooded homes. 

Link to article: https://phys.org/news/2020-01-sea-reshape-states-trigger-migration.html

Do you live in one of the cities listed in the article? Let me know what you think of these scenarios in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you want to Podcast For The Environment? Sign up for a course I am leading through Duke University's Online Environmental Communications Course: http://www.speakupforblue.com/duke.

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

 


The Government Of Canada introduced the creation of a new Aquaculture Act, which is long overdue, that was to be introduced in 2025. I was very excited to hear the great news; however, some people are not satisfied with how long it's going to take. 

Episode Where I spoke about the Mandate Letter: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/speak-up-for-the-ocean-blue/id1010962669?i=1000459936009

So I decided to talk about why it takes so long. 

Do you agree with me? Let me know what you think 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

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_S958_MakingGovernmentRegulations.mp3
Category:Government -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

My 3rd ever episode published on the Speak Up For Blue Podcast was with Dr. Richard Kirby, who developed the only Citizen Science Secchi Disk programs in the world. At the time, Richard was with the Plymouth Marine Lab, but now Richard is an independent scientist that does a lot of stuff. 

Check out his website: http://www.planktonpundit.org/

And his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplanktonpundit/

And his Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlanktonPundit

Have you participated in the Citizen Science Project? 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

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_S957_Thrwoback_SecchiDiskCitizenScienceRichardKirby.mp3
Category:Secchi Disk -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

What type of music do coral fish like? Well, a group of researchers from the University of Exeter found out recently. The researchers probably didn't play Stairway To Heaven to attract young juvenile fish to coral reefs; however, they did play the sounds of healthy reefs to attract young, vibrant fish to unhealthy reefs in hopes that it would activate something within the reef to start its way back to good health. 

The noise worked because fish came to the reefs more than they did to reefs where no noise was played. 

Listen to the episode to find out why, and find out what noises constitute a healthy reef.

Do you think the coral reefs will recover with the newly attracted young fish? 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

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


Marine Conservation is all about collaboration because collaboration leads to results. This episode presents a recent case where adaptive management, collaboration among government, research institutes, and citizen science groups show great results for a Nassau Grouper aggregation in Little Cayman. 

Find out how an aggregation site for Grouper spawning tripled in size within 10 years.

Link To Article: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/collaborative-conservation-approach-endangered-reef-fish-yields-dramatic-results

Do you think this solution could be applied to other aggregations sites around the Caribbean Sea? 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

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_S955_UsingCollaborativeEffortsToConserveFisheries.mp3
Category:Nassau Grouper -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I continue to throwback to my first episodes as we approach the 1000 episode mark here on the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast. Dr. Craig McClain joined me to discuss his website, DeepSeaNews.com, how it runs and what was up with his most recent spike of readers on the website. 

If you haven't heard this episode, you will want to because it lays out how Science Communication should be done. 

Have you come across news that was fake science news and wanted to bust the myth? Let us know 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

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_S954_ThrowbackFukashimaMythBusting.mp3
Category:Fukushima Radiation -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Our Seas Coalition has called for Scotland to ban trawling within 3 miles of the coast to ensure the sustainability of fisheries for the future. The Coalition is made up of various stakeholders including marine ecotourism firms, fishing communities, salmon conservationists and others. 

There are other fishing groups that oppose the ban as they feel the current system of voluntary closures and other measures will suffice. 

Link To Article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/05/conservationists-call-for-three-mile-coastal-fishing-limit-in-scotland

Marine Conservation Happy Hour Episode:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/marine-conservation-happy-hour/id1358697135?i=1000461213370

I propose a marine spatial plan. What do you propose? Let us know 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

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_S953_ScotishCoalitionCallsforTrawlingBanWithin3MilesOfCoast.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Climate Change is destroying our planet and altering our Oceans. There is no doubt about it. We need to change the way we live and we need leadership from governments and corporations to help us change. 

One company is leading the charge to help us change the way we choose our food by providing carbon footprint labels on their products so you can see the impact your food has on the environment. Quorn is a company that makes meat alternative foods and wants to help its consumers make better choices in the food they choose to eat to protect the environment. 

Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/09/quorn-to-be-first-major-brand-to-introduce-carbon-labelling

In keeping with the food theme for today's episode, I read another article on how one company is creating food in a lab from bacteria and water to offer a FarmFree experience. 

Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/08/lab-grown-food-destroy-farming-save-planet

Will these changes radicalize the food industry and save the planet? 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

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_S952_ChangingFoodAndLabelsToLowerImpactOntheEnvironment.mp3
Category:Food -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I'm taking you back to my first episode on the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast because we are less than 50 episodes away from hitting 1000 episodes.

In my first episode, I spoke to Dr. Judith Weis about her new book (at the time) entitled "Marine Pollution." It's a great book that breaks down marine pollution sources and effects on the environment in a digestible manner. 

Podcasters say that your first episode is your worst episode. Do you think the same? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://wwwspeakupforblue.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_S951_Episode1MarinePollutionWithDrJudithWeis.mp3
Category:Marine Pollution -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This episode is based on a great article in the Guardian (link below) that looks at various ways the increasing number of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are affecting the environment and human health in different places around the world. 

Check out the article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/04/lethal-algae-blooms-an-ecosystem-out-of-balance

Has your area been affected by Harmful Algal Blooms? Let us know 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

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_S950_AlgaeBloomsAffectingHumanHealthAroundTheWorld.mp3
Category:Harmful Algal Blooms -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The Ocean influences the climate and when the Ocean changes in temperature, then the climate changes. Unfortunately, climate change is making the Australian wildfires worse to the point where the entire country seems to be on fire...and it's only going to get worse over the weekend. 

Listen to the podcast to find out how the Ocean is inducing the wildfires and what needs to happen to stop the extreme fires from happening again.

How do you think the Australian citizens should get the Prime Minister of Australia to take climate action? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Today's #SUFBAction Shout Out: @capesurfproject (Instagram)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/capesurfproject/

Check out the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group for John Sexton's post on his reusable veggie bags.

Share your #SUFBAction 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

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_S949_WeNeedToTalkAboutTheWildfiresInAustralia.mp3
Category:Australian WildFires -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Happy New Year!!! We are entering a new decade where environmental awareness is rising as we continue to observe our world changing due to many of the bad things that we have done to it. However, this is a time for hope as the conversation is moving from awareness to action to live for a better Ocean.

I talk to you about the direction that Speak Up For Blue will take in 2020. My focus will be on Action as an Online Community. Use the #SUFBAction for anything you do that makes you live for a better Ocean. 

You bring reusable containers to work/school - #SUFBAction

You use reusable bags instead of single-use plastic bags - #SUFBAction

Make a sustainable seafood choice - #SUFBAction

Post it on Twitter, Instagram and/or Snapchat and tag @speakupforblue so I can share it.

It's time for action in 2020!!!

Happy Conservation!

Share your #SUFBAction 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

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_S948_WhatsInStoreFor2020.mp3
Category:Happy New Year -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Originally, I was going to do an entrie episode on the State of the Ocean in 2019, but I was worried it would be too depressing. Therefore, I decided to add the outlook of the Oceans for 2020 in the same episode to inspire hope. 

Do you agree with my assessment of the Ocean in 2019 and my outlook for 2020? Let me know 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.

Feel free to email me: andrew@speakupforblue.com

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_S947_StateOfTheOceans2019AndOutlookFor2020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Every year, I review the 5 episodes that you, the audience loved so much. I always like to see which episodes you liked the best as it helps me plan content in the future. 

The episodes included zero waste stores, touching sharks, looking for sharks at fish markets, reducing plastic waste, and communicating science from Antarctica.

What was your favorite episode of 2019? Share 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

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_S946_Top5EpisodesOf2019.mp3
Category:Top Episodes in 2019 -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I thought I would name some ways that you can take climate change action at home so that you know you are living for a better Ocean. In this episode, I talk about reducing/eliminating single-use plastic; buying second-hand clothes; and, buying inexpensive technology to reduce your home energy demand.

Do you have more tips? Share them 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

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_S945_HowYouCanTakeClimateAction.mp3
Category:Climate Action -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Australia is undergoing an unprecedented Heat Wave and it is causing mass fish kills along the Western Australian Coastline. Air Temperatures above 50C are occurring for over 5 days, which has never happened in this region since they started monitoring air temperature in 1993 via satellites. 

Higher temperatures do occur during the summer, but not until mid-summer in February. Higher temperatures in December worry researchers as they have never observed these temperatures this early.

Higher temperatures and mass fish kills make you wonder why more governments are not taking more Climate Change action. 

I hope that protests such as the Climate Strikes will inspire more people who want action to reduce Green House Gases will run for office in the near future.

Would you run for office so you could have an influence on Climate Action Policy in your country? 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

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_S944_AustralianHeatWaveAffectingWACoastline.mp3
Category:Australia Heat -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I love hearing from the audience on how the podcast has affected you in different ways and/or what you thought about the podcast/episode.

I decided to talk about a message I received from a listen about how the podcast has affected her life. I love positive stories like this.

I also discussed feedback from another listener on Monday's episode (episode 941), where I used eating lifestyles as an example for the point I was trying to make about Science Communication. The listener made some great points and I gave them my response.

Let me know whether you agree with me or your fellow listener? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Community: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Or you can email 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

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_S943_AudienceCommentsAndResponses.mp3
Category:marine conservation -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Fighting Ocean Plastics, Implementing a NEW and IMPROVED Fisheries Act, and adding more Marine Protected Areas in Canada are just some parts of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Mandate Letter to Minister Jordan for the Fisheries, Oceans, and Coasts Guard Ministry. 

It is wonderful to hear of the new steps the government will take over the next few years to help secure Canada's Ocean Environment. 

Take a listen to get to know the specifics. I think you will like what you hear. 

Links To Articles:

Description of Minister Jordan: https://pm.gc.ca/en/cabinet/honourable-bernadette-jordan

Manadate Letter:

https://pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-letters/minister-fisheries-oceans-and-canadian-coast-guard-mandate-letter

Do you think this is a good Mandate Letter? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Or you can email 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

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_S942_DFOsMandateFromThePrimeMinister.mp3
Category:Fisheries And Oceans -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Often times, science communicators are trying to undo the damage caused by a documentary or a certain President that spews utter garbage that is wrong on a specific environmental subject. 

Science communicators need to work at getting ahead of specific subject matters to ensure that the proper information backed by scientific evidence gets out to the public before other people manipulate the science in order to prove their point.

Would you consider podcasting? Share whether you would or not in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Or you can email 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

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


I was listening to an episode of a podcast called Oppo (it's a Canadian political podcast that I listen to on a regular basis), where the main topic was on Nuclear Energy. The conversation quickly turned to other forms of energy such as renewable energy, fossil fuels as well as nuclear energy. 

Link To Oppo:
Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2Pe6nkg
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2LLAdtY

Listening to the episode got me thinking of what would the energy sector look like in the future, especially since countries as focusing on reducing climate change.

Take a listen to the episode to find out what I was thinking.

Were you thinking the same thing? 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

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_S940_WhatWillEnergyLookLikeInTheFuture.mp3
Category:Renewable Energy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Four NFL Athletes are using the program called "My Cleats, My Cause" Initiative to spread awareness of Ocean Issues by wearing custom-designed cleats to show their love for the Ocean. I LOVE this cause as the NFL is arguably the biggest sport in the US, North America, and maybe even the world (the Superbowl is the biggest sporting event in the world). 

Listen to how happy I am to be able to talk about Oceans and Football during the same episode, especially when there is a San Francisco 49er in the mix!

Do you think the NFL Players are on the right track? Share your opinion 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

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_S939_TheNFLOceanConservancyTeamUpForConservation.mp3
Category:NFL -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Research has shown that Oxygen levels are declining in the open ocean and along the coasts all across the world. This research does not paint a pretty picture for the future of our oceans as deoxygenation is going to negatively affect biological and biogeochemical ocean processes. 

Link to Article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6371/eaam7240.long

The result? We need to step it up! We need to make sure that Climate Change Action is being discussed in the mainstream media and on social media platforms. 

What are you doing to spread awareness of Climate Change Action? Share your actions 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

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_S938_DecliningOxygenInOceansDueToClimateChange.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I had a thought about science communication the other day. I noticed that it's always the same people that speak up for conservation. The people who speak up are great, but it's always the same people. I feel as though we need new people to start speaking out. 

Great Thunberg is relatively new to the game and she has done a great job in speaking up for doing something about Climate Change.

In January 2020, I will focus more on helping people to Speak Up For The Ocean Blue. This includes teaching an online course for Duke University on podcasting for environmental science. If you or the organization you are working for are interested, then sign up here: http://www.speakupforblue.com/duke.

Are you ready to Speak Up For The Ocean Blue? Share what you want to do 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

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_S937_WeNeedYouToSpeakUpForTheOceanBlue.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Indonesia is known for its beautiful beaches and clear ocean waters that are visited by millions of people every year. They are also known for blowing up boats who fish illegally in their waters, or so they used to be...maybe...we aren't sure yet. 

A new Fisheries Minister is contemplating the rule of blowing up boats is they are caught fishing illegally and replace it with boat seizures that are either auctioned off or given to local fishers. 

Some environmental groups are worried that the latter won't be much of a deterrent for illegal fishing. What say you? 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

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_S936_IndonisiaMayNotBlowUpIllegalFishingBoatsAnymore.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I had the wonderful opportunity to create a podcast segment for my friend and fellow podcaster, Clay Groves who hosts the Fish Nerd Podcast. It is a podcast for Recreational Fishers to share fishing stories, have some fun, and discuss conservation. 

Clay took part in National Podcast Posting Month (NaPodPoMo), where he posted a podcast episode every day during the month of November. 

Clay asked me to submit a segment for his podcast. I recorded and submitted an episode of a recent article written by David Shiffman (https://earther.gizmodo.com/it-s-pathetic-world-fails-to-protect-one-of-the-most-e-1840056618?fbclid=IwAR2ofmNDQnPQtnpCsqiXOtwQOKXnTnIdxlqW5PKt-LYLhfyweXBylRIGMQ8) on the rejection of advice from scientists to protect mako sharks during fisheries such as tuna. 

Today's episode is that segment. I wanted to share it with you as I thought it was important.

You can check out Clay's podcast on:
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fish-nerds-fishing-podcast/id643687501

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7dHRicxc1FkRFN3QIci0Tv

Do you think the mako shark should be protected? 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

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_S935_MakoSharksNotFullyProtectedFromFisheries.mp3
Category:Mako Shark -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

We had a slight problem that we never encountered here on the Speak Up For Blue Team: We were asked to take down an episode because our guest's boss was worried that the information that was discussed briefly on an episode was going to affect the future funding from a grantor. 

We didn't agree with the boss, but we didn't want our guests to be put in a more difficult position than they were already in. 

The Speak Up For Blue Team (with 7 podcasts) has communicated a lot of science, but we encounter barriers from time to time. 

In this episode, I give you some ways to overcome those barriers and give reasons why there shouldn't be any barriers at all.

Do you encounter barriers to Science Communication often? Share your experiences in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

NEW PODCAST ADDED TO THE NETWORK:

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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S934_BarriersToScienceCommunication.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Taylor Swift does not get fully paid for all of her past songs that she wrote, recorded, and performed all over the world. Someone came un and bought the publishing rights to her songs and is now richer for it. 

A similar situation happens every day in fisheries and transferable quotas are to blame. Listen to the episode to find out more.

Do you think governments should get rid of transferable quotas? Let me know what you think in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

NEW PODCAST ADDED TO THE NETWORK:

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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S933_HowFishQuotasCanLearnFromTaylorSwift.mp3
Category:Fish Quotas -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Researchers have found that rabbitfish that normally occupy coral reef habitats are moving to cooler waters with kelp forests in which they are eating all of the kelp. Researchers are worried that the fish will leave the forests barren and ruin the habitat for other species.

Links To Articles:

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/coral-reef-fish-are-now-moving-temperate-kelp-forests-dire-consequences

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-tropical-fish-shredding-kelp-forests.html

Do you think the rabbitfish will ruin the Kelp Forests? Let me know your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakuforblue.com/group.

NEW PODCAST ADDED TO THE NETWORK:

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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S932_TropicalizationIsKillingKelpForestsInAustralia.mp3
Category:Kelp Forest -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Educating the public on how to change their behaviour from using single-use plastics to using more sustainable alternatives is the key to reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in the Ocean. 

We keep seeing articles about people trying to clean up the Oceans. There are even companies that are built off of this premise; however, cleaning the Ocean is our last ditch effort and does not mean the Oceans will ever be clean from plastic. We need to stop plastics from getting into the Ocean by refusing single-use plastic. The best way to do this is to focus on educating the public and change their behaviour. 

Link To Article:

https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/15/when-it-comes-to-cleaning-up-the-oceans-technology-may-be-good-but-education-is-even-bette

Have you ever convinced anyone to stop using single-use plastic? Let me know 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.

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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

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


Climate Change is rearing its ugly head in Venice, Italy as the city is entirely submerged in about 5 feet of water. The tide level has broken records three times in one week whereas it would only get high once or twice a year. 

I discuss what the flooding means for Venice and how we need to act now for a better future.

Link to Article: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/europe/2019/11/17/hip-waders-on-venice-braces-for-another-exceptional-tide.html

Do you think cities like Venice are don for? Share your answer 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S930_TheTideIsHighInVenice.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Are you using your best talent in your Marine Conservation Job? Do you even know your best talent? I know I didn't until recently.

It took me almost 20 years to figure out why I wasn't happy at my jobs in Science and Conservation. I am now 40 and working two jobs (one full-time job and one business) to realize what I am good at. 

In this episode, I identify my talent and give you tips on how to identify yours to work in a job in Marine Conservation that you will enjoy.

What is your "hidden talent?" Share your talent 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

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


My life is changing, in a great way, but it will affect the publishing frequency of this podcast. Take a listen to the episode to find out more. 

Fill out the poll on how often you listen to this podcast 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S928_MyLifeIsChangingButIWillStillPodcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Invasive species pose a problem to many coastlines across the globe and managers/researchers are always trying to find ways to get rid of them. Researchers at the University of Maine are trying to build are market for high-valued Invasive Green Crab products in the Maine area to help manage the invasive species. 

I discuss the various products that are being developed and the challenges that make it difficult to reach their goal. 

Links to article: https://bangordailynews.com/2019/11/12/homestead/maine-researchers-are-finding-new-ways-to-make-invasive-green-crabs-more-palatable/?fbclid=IwAR1zNWOd-3kT2Wr1s032et4Vzdwcdf6C-aQJypg8HFcSy1itLVPygGEr8ZU

Would you eat an invasive species? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S927_InvasiveGreenCrabsForFishSauce.mp3
Category:Invasive Species -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

You may have seen a plethora of articles and political announcements on tree planting to mitigate (reduce) climate change by absorbing more Carbon Dioxide. As news broke about the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest a few months ago, scientists reiterated the need for trees to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) that contributes to Climate Change. However, trees aren't the only plants that absorb CO2. Seagrasses may even be a better plant type to absorb the GHG.   

In this episode, I discuss the benefit of protecting Seagrass habitats and how countries should consider restoring these useful habitats to help attain the goals set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Link to article: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/seagrass-secret-weapon-fight-against-global-heating?fbclid=IwAR1_cqwRzYiyCk-KYKAn3I4r20NZeSR-wEMrrsgy4WAbCBhfHvNxyQPWVQY

Do you think more countries should implement the protection and restoration of Seagrass habitats? 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

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


There was a great article in The Conservation written by Charlotte Eve Davies about her research on a Spiny Lobster Disease called PaV1. The virus kills lobsters that are infected; however, evidence shows that the virus is contained in algal and seagrass meadows as it doesn't affect adult spiny lobsters. 

Listen to the episode to find out more about the virus and the influence of seagrass meadows.

Link to article: http://theconversation.com/caribbean-seagrass-is-awash-with-infected-lobsters-but-the-habitat-could-be-saving-the-species-121704

How do you think the virus stays within the seagrass meadows? Let me know 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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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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S925_SpinyLobsterDiseaseContainedInSeagrass.mp3
Category:Spiny Lobster -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

New restrictions by the Department of Marine Resources in Maine that are designed to help Northern Right Whales are causing the Maine Lobstermen's Association to worry about the negative effect it will have on their industry. 

I provide you with a description of how the whales are affected by the lobster fishery and how the restrictions could improve the whale population.

Link to Article:

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/03/lobster-industry-braces-for-right-whale-changes-amid-turbulent-times/

Do you think these new restrictions will help the whales? Let me know 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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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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S924_LobstermenFightingNewRightWhaleProtectiveMeasures.mp3
Category:Lobster -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

When I speak to people about their Marine Conservation Careers, I try to recommend specific actions they should take to increase their chances of getting a job and starting/continuing their career. One of my most popular suggestions tends to be looking into the Coastal Environmental Management Program at Duke University.

Today, I am posting my interview with two students from the CEM program to offer you a chance to hear about their experience in the program. I sit down with Kat Morris and Cam Adams, two second-year students in the 2-year program, that give us a very detailed profile of their experience in the program.

If you are interested in the program, please click the link below for registration information:

https://nicholas.duke.edu/admissions/how-apply

You can also email the admissions office if you have a specific set of questions: admissions@nicholas.duke.edu

Would you consider doing a professional degree in Coastal Environmental Management? Let us know why 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S923_DukeMarineCEMProgram.mp3
Category:Duke University -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

A listener reached out to me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could bring someone on the show that has experience working internationally. It just so happens that I do have someone that fits that description and his name is Dr. Mark Tupper. 

Dr. Mark Tupper and I talk about what it's like to get a job abroad and what you should think about if you decide to follow the same path.

Do you have an international job? Share your career 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S922_InternationalJobSearchWithDrMarkTupper.mp3
Category:Marine Conservation Careers -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

I am a little nervous today to publish this episode as it is the first time that I am part of a podcast where it is highly produced. I am a producer on a great podcast called the Salish Shes Podcast hosted by Raye Evrard and Beth Pike.  

We launched a series recently that explores how the Orcas of the Salish Seas became Endangered over a short time period (60 years). 

In this episode, Raye and Beth speak to Lynda Mapes (reporter from the Seattle Times) and Ellie Kinley (Lummi fisher and community member) to discover how the views of the people on the Orcas in the Salish Sea changed over the course of 60 years.

Link to the Salish Shes Podcast: http://www.speakupforblue.com/ss

I would love to find out how you feel about the episode. Let me know in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you think the MPA will be implemented soon? 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

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

  

Direct download: SUFB_S921_SalishShesPodcastOrcaSeries.mp3
Category:Salish Sea -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) met to discuss a number of marine topics for managing the Antarctic. Unfortunately, a Marine Protected Area that would protect 1 million square kilometres of the East Antarctic was not agreed upon because some member nations did not agree with the lack of a research monitoring plan (which is normally implemented after the designation of an MPA).

Listen to the episode for more information.

Link to the article mentioned in this episode:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/02/antarctic-marine-park-conservationists-frustrated-after-protection-bid-fails-for-eight-time?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Do you think the MPA will be implemented soon? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S920_MPAInAntarcticaRejectedFor8thStraightYear.mp3
Category:antarctica -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

There are a number of countries that have either banned or plan to ban single-use plastics as their citizens are demanding that we stop adding plastic pollution to the Ocean. Consumers are also demanding that manufacturers create more options for less waste of their products such as refill stations; however, some manufacturers are not quite sure if their consumers are ready for refill stations based on attempts in the past. 

Listen to the episode for more details.

Link to the article discussed in the episode:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/refills-beauty-cleaning-1.5344042

Would you try using a refillable station for a product at a grocery store? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S919_AreConsumersReadyForProductRefillStations.mp3
Category:plastic pollution -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

This is the last of our series from the St. Petersburg Science Festival where Dr. Craken McCaic and Dr. Scarlett Smash from the Marine Conservation Happy Hour interviewed marine scientists and educators on various Ocean features and issues. 

In this episode, the MCHH crew speak with Professors at the University of South Florida about how microplastics are influencing marine species. 

When did you stop using single-use plastics? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S918_TheInfluenceOfMicroplasticsOnAquaticSpecies.mp3
Category:Microplastics -- posted at: 12:34am EDT

The MCHH crew (Dr. Craken and Dr. Smash) continue their St. Petersburg Science Festival Series by speaking with Denise Clem from NOAA about Sea Turtle Recovery and how it relates to the Shrimp Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The Shrimp fishery has been shown to trap Sea Turtles in their trawl nets in the past prompting scientists and fishers to work together to create Turtle Excluder Devices. 

Listen to the podcast for more information.

Did you support the shrimp trawling industry in the Gulf of 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S917_SeaTurtleRecoveryAndShrimpFisheryEducation.mp3
Category:Sea Turtles -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Ashley Sitar (the Marine Conservation Happy Hour) continue their St. Petersburg Science Festival series discussing Marine Conservation.

In this episode, the MCHH crew speak with some folks from NOAA about the biology and conservation of the Endangered Sawfish. 

Have you seen a sawfish in the wild? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S916_SawfishBiologyAndConservation.mp3
Category:Sawfish -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Dr. Craken McCraic and Dr. Scarlett Smash from the Marine Conservation Happy Hour (MCHH) are back on the show with another recording at the St. Petersburg Science Festival.

In this episode, they speak to Maria Lewis, Executive Director of the Green Diver Initiative from NAUI, where she educates students and adults on how they can help save the Ocean. 

Links: http://www.nauigreendiver.org/

Which organizations do you rely on to get your information on the Oceans? Share your favourites 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S915_GreenDivingInitiative.mp3
Category:NAUI -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Ashley Sitar continue to discuss Marine Conservation with various professionals at the St. Petersburg Science Festival. Alison Cody, a Marine Educator at Mote Marine Laboratory,  sits down with the MCHH Crew to discuss coral reef restoration that she taught to students on the day of the recording.

Links: 

Mote Marine Laboratory: https://mote.org/

Have you ever visited the Mote Marine Laboratory? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S914_AlisonCody_Mote.mp3
Category:Mote Marine Laboratory -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The MCHH Crew (Dr. Chris Parsons and Dr. Ashley Sitar) attended the St. Petersburg Science Festival and recorded some of the interesting conversations that they had at the festival to keep you informed. 

On Today's episode, the Crew discusses Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality with Alex Muir, who demonstrated how the technology works for students who attended the festival.

Have you seen AR or VR technology being used for Marine Conservation? Share your experience and websites where you see this happening 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S913_StPetesScienceFestival.mp3
Category:Virtual Reality -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

It's amazing when the science community announces the discovery of a new species, especially when it's a new beaked whale. I mean, how can you miss a beaked whale? 

This opportunity of discovery came during the grim event of stranding of 6 beaked whale species. Some of the whales seemed shorter than others and were a different colour, which prompt researchers to investigate further. 

Find out more details of the study by listening to the podcast.

Link To Article: https://phys.org/news/2019-09-whale-species-coast-hokkaido.html

Do you find it surprising that there are more whales to be discovered given their size? 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S912_NewBeakedWhaleSpecies.mp3
Category:Beaked Whales -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

A Senator calls a scientist into questions after she makes a false statement that coral bleaching is a natural event. The Scientist fires back a proper answer but doesn't sway the politician.

I talk about why it's so important to vote for politicians that have a good sense of the scientific method.

Link To Article: https://www.9news.com.au/national/coral-bleaching-happens-naturally-hanson/e966eec3-48a8-4976-8e7f-2a46225c6bd5 

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S911_AustralianSenatorSaysCoralBleachingNatural.mp3
Category:Great Barrier Reef -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Election results are in for the Canadian Federal election 2019 and the Liberals will have a Minority Government. 

I talk about why this election was one for Climate Change and the message that Canadians sent to the political parties. 

Do you think Canadians were voting for Climate Change Policies? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S910_CanadaVotedForTheEnvironmentSortOf.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

The Canadian Federal Election is today. In my opinion, this vote will be a vote for the protection of the Canadian Environment. I break down my thoughts and give you a description of how politics in Canada could help reduce climate change and increase Marine Protected Areas. 

This episode will be of interest to more than just Canadians. Anyone with an interest in how policy drives protection of the Oceans will be interested in this episode.

Voting is the best way to get protection.

What do you think of this Canadian Election? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S909_CanadiansVotingForTheEnvironment.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Marine Conservation Jobs are really hard to get, but they are even harder to get if you don't have initiative and/or self-motivation. Having this ability will help you get jobs, get extensions on contracts, help you retain your job, and help you get promoted in the Marine Conservation field.

Listen to the episode to find out what I mean.

Do you have initiative? Share the abilities that you think will help you get a job in Marine Conservation in our 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

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


As I reach my mid-career point, I often reflect on how my career has impacted the Marine Conservation community. Did I help solve some problems for people? Did I provide the resources that I thought were important for people to succeed in Marine Conservation?

These are the questions that I probably should have asked myself 20 .years ago when I was starting my career. I don't have regrets in my career as everything I did lead me to a point in my career where I feel that I am having an impact on Marine Conservation; however, I am not getting paid a career-type wage to do Marine Conservation podcasting and I don't feel guilty about it. 

You know that guilt. It's the guilty feeling that you get when you think of working in a job/career that might be able to make you money to pay the bills, but it's not in Marine Conservation. The guilt you feel when you think of doing anything but science, the subject that you paid a ton of money to learn for 4, 6, 10 years (and still paying off!). It's the same guilt I felt when I considered leaving the paid career of Marine Conservation to podcast for Marine Conservation and impact more lives than I ever could think about doing in my full-time job. Letting go of the guilt made me happy!

Take a listen to the episode for more details on how to let go of that guilt.

Does your Marine Conservation job follow what you feel allows you to have an impact on Marine Conservation? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you want to join the Marine Sciences and Conservation Careers Facebook Group, here is the link:  http://www.speakupforblue.com/career

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


I created a poll in a Facebook Group that has been growing like crazy in members lately and I thought I would share some of the results with you. I asked what the members thought was holding them back from building their Marine Conservation Career. The top answer so far was "Getting My Foot In The Door After College."

I had some initial thoughts about the answer so I recorded it.

What do you think is holding you back from getting a Marine Conservation Job/Career? Let me know in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Do you want to join the Marine Sciences and Conservation Careers Facebook Group, here is the link:  http://www.speakupforblue.com/career

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S906_GettingMyFootInTheDoorAfterCollege.mp3
Category:Marine Conservation Careers -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I had a great conversation with Dr. Diva Amon where she gave me an update on the situation with Deep Sea Mining. Diva spoke about being part of the research team that collected baseline data in a Deep Sea Mining Lease Area in the Pacific Ocean. The diversity she and her team found was shocking!

Take a listen and hear it all for yourself.

Link To Diva's Article:
https://newint.org/features/2019/10/01/deep-sea-dilemma

How do you feel about Deep Sea Mining? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S905_BaselineStudiesForDeepSeaMining.mp3
Category:Deep Sea Mining -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

The City of Del Mar, California is working on a plan to adapt to Sea Level Rise caused by Climate Change. City planners must get the plan approved by the California Coastal Commission in order to implement the plan; however, the Coastal Commission and the City do not agree on the way Del Mar should adapt to Sea Level Rise. 

Del Mar does not think a managed retreat (where the City would buy properties from homeowners as well as a relocation spot.) will work as their properties are more expensive than the surrounding area and the City could not afford the amount necessary to buy the properties. 

I wanted to highlight the difficulty of preparing plans like the one discussed during this episode. 

Link to Article:  

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/story/2019-10-07/del-mar-state-remain-at-odds-on-how-to-deal-with-sea-level-rise

Share your thoughts on managed retreats 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S904_ConflictsArisingWhilePlanningForSeaLevelRise.mp3
Category:Sea Level Rise -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

In the last episode, I talked about the update from the Ocean Clean Up Project which stated that their prototype was able to collect plastic; however, it also caught a number of ocean animals. 

The project has received some criticism and with that, there is a lot of bickering going on among conservationists. I think I need to say something about the people behind the Ocean Clean Up Project or any other project that is designed to help the Ocean. Listen up.

Do you think the people behind the Ocean Clean Up Project are bad? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S903_AreTheOceanCleanUpProjectPeopleBadPeople.mp3
Category:Ocean Clean Up Project -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

The Ocean Clean Up Project has released an update that their prototype is catching plastic in the Pacific Ocean Gyre. Great news! Unfortunately, Dr. Rebecca Helm noticed that the prototype wasn't just catching plastic. It was catching small animals too. Just as was predicted by many scientists. 

Rebecca mentions that the animals being caught are part of a neuston ecosystem that she describes as a floating coral reef

I discuss whether this prototype from the Ocean Clean Up Project should be used at all.

Do you think the prototype should be used? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S902_OceanCleanUpCanHarmNeustons.mp3
Category:Ocean Clean Up Project -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up and speak with Kara Muzia, Marine Biologist and host of the "So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist" podcast. Kara's podcast is all about helping you get a job and build a career in Marine Science and Conservation.

I always like to connect you with podcasters that are trying to help you become better Marine Conservationists, whether you want to do it as a career or you would like to live for a better Ocean.

Check out my interview with Kara in this episode and click on the links below to connect with her as well as listen to her podcast:

Website: https://marinebio.life/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/46I9nVYmy5Dpbbb0VvqBag
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist/id1464765509?ck_subscriber_id=454246364
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinebio.life/

Do you want to discuss Marine Conservation Careers? Share your thoughts in 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S901_SoYouWantToBeAMarineBiologist.mp3
Category:So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Today's episode is focused on an interaction that a friend of mine had on social media recently. Someone said that my friend was not a true scientist if she wasn't collecting data in the field or in a lab. This claim simply isn't true and has no bearing on the issue about which my friend was posting. 

The fact of the matter is that running an effective Marine Conservation project often requires professionals from all different professionals backgrounds to achieve a common goal. It is unfortunate that some people think otherwise (inside and outside of the industry); however, it is even more important for you to know that it takes all kinds of professionals from across the globe to protect our Oceans. 

Did you agree with what the person said about scientists? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S900_AreAllPeopleInMarineConservationEqual.mp3
Category:marine conservation -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Andrew Thaler on the podcast today to discuss his take on the Evolution of Social Media for Environmental Communications. We talk about his high hopes for Social Media in the past and his "Battleground" outlook for it in 2019. 

Andrew will be teaching a Course on Social Media For Environmental Communications for the 7th year to help Non-profits, NGOs, and government agencies to run effective social media campaigns. You won't learn about Social Media anywhere else but during this course.

Register for the Course TODAY before the price goes up tomorrow:

https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/execed/social-media-for-environmental-communications/

Dr. Andrew Thaler Links:

Southern Fried Science: http://www.southernfriedscience.com/

Andrew's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz0wBYNSJOQ

Andrew's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrAndrewThaler

Join our 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

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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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S899_SocialMediaForEnvironmentalCommunications.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

I was invited to give a talk yesterday at a private school for grades 7 and 8 students. They had a project that included the topic of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fisheries, an important and delicate issue in the Oceans. 

After the talk, I thought that it would be important to discuss IUU Fishing on the podcast because the issue is so important. I talk about 8 reasons why you should care about IUU Fisheries. The topic was adapted from an article of the same title found here.

Did you know much about IUU Fishing before this episode? Share your thoughts on the issue on our 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S898_8ReasonsWhyYouShouldCareAboutIUUFisheries.mp3
Category:IUU Fishing -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Wouldn't it be great to watch an hour dram TV series on environmental lawyers that fight in the courts to save the environment? I know I would. 

Check out the real-world examples I mention in this podcast of environmental lawyers protecting the Oceans from oil & gas exploration in US water. 

Let me know in the Facebook Group if you would like to watch a one-hour dram series on environmental lawyers: 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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S897_LawyersInTheFightForTheUSEnvironment.mp3
Category:Environmental Lawyers -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

After I spoke about sustainable and Zero Waste stores last week, I got some listener feedback that I thought I would share because I thin kit's important to tell people where some of these sustainable options exist. 

Arleen Paredes, a great Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Listener and a Nurse in New York City, contacted me after she listened to the episode to share the stores that she has discovered that are more sustainable. I share those options with you on this episode.

I also discuss Podcasting for Conservation and how that has changed my life for the better and how it lead me to launch podcasts for other organizations to allow them to share the work they do and the passion of the staff that does the work to their audience. 

If you would like to launch your podcast or you would like help with your existing podcast, then please feel free to email me: andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Do you want to share your sustainable store options? Let us know where you shop 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S896_ZeroWasteAndSustainableStoresInNewYorkCityAndPodcasting.mp3
Category:Zero Waste -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Greta Thunberg has made the adult world aware that young people across the globe are demanding to see more actions across the globe. There are other young people who are doing the same thing representing youth and their countries to step up climate change actions.

I give you a brief description of 9 Young Climate Activists that you should be following to help inspire you to tell your governments that they should be doing more about Climate Change.

Do you know any Climate Change Activists? Share who they are 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S895_YoungClimateChangeAdvocatesYouShouldFollow.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Have you ever wondered how products stay on the grocery store shelf for so long? There is a specific way companies make sure they last so long. 

Have you ever wondered how the size of the packaging impacts the amount of the product you use? There is a specific reason for that as well.

On today's episode, I talk about how marketing and competition drive the quality of the products and the potential impact they have on the environment and human health.

Do you buy eco-friendly products online? Share your thoughts on 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S894_WhyWeShouldBuyMoreEcoFriendlyProducts.mp3
Category:Eco-Friendly Products -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

The Canadian Government, controlled by the Liberals, bought a pipeline for $4.5 Billion. Environmentalists were angry that the government did not fulfill their promise in reducing climate change; however, is that what is really going on? 

An opinion article in the National Observer goes over the $70 Billion dollar Climate plan that the Canadian Government is undergoing in an Oil & Gas dominated economy.

Here is the link to the article:

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/21/opinion/serious-70-billion-climate-plan-youve-heard-nothing-about?fbclid=IwAR3PU3IAAntViAJ0AJjJ1Shux7DOhtGYoC2U88gauB7Nqq_-0BzbWUx2Ru0 

What are your thoughts on this plan? Share your perspective 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S893_TheCanadianGovernmentClimatePlan.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Did you hear Greta Thunberg's United Nations Climate Summit speech from yesterday? The long-anticipated speech from the passionate young lady could go down in history as one of the best Climate Speeches (In My Honest Opinion). 

Listen to the entire speech during this episode and my thoughts on it. 

Here is the link to the speech with video:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/teen-climate-activist-greta-thunberg-delivers-scathing-speech-u-n-n1057621

Were you inspired by Greta's Speech? Share your thoughts on the speech 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S892_GretaThundergsUNClimateSummitSpeech.mp3
Category:Greta Thunberg -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

A really good article was published in the Tyee recently, where the author, Andrew Nikiforuk, spoke with Global Fisheries Expert, Dr. Daniel Pauly, and asked him what he would change about global fisheries if he were a Global Fisheries Minister. Daniel had 3 things that he would change:

1) End Government Subsidies For Industrial Fisheries Fleet;
2) Create Fishing Reserves For Small, Local Fisheries; and,
3) Establish No-Go Zones To Protect Fish.

Listen to the episode for more information.

Here are some links on Dr. Daniel Pauly:
University Of British Columbia Website
The Sea Around Us Project Website

What would you do if you were Global Fisheries Minister? Share your plan 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

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

 

Direct download: SUFB_S891_3BigChangesThatCouldSaveGlobalFisheries.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

The Climate Strike has inspired a number of young people to participate in the strike as well as participate in conversations on Climate Change with their parents and other adults that may or may not "believe" in Climate Change. 

To help the newer people to this conversation, ScienceAlert wrote an article that debunks 5 of the Climate Denier statements that refute Human-Causing Climate Change. I decided to make it in audio form thanks to the article in the link below:

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-the-science-says-about-five-common-climate-change-myths

Did you participate in the Climate Strike? 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S890_ClimateStrikeHowToShowDenierClaimsDebunked.mp3
Category:Climate Strike -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Finding a job in Marine Conservation is tough. Building a career in Marine Conservation is even tougher. There are more people vying for positions and less funding available to pay the people. 

Jobs do exist and people do build their careers; however, you really need to prepare yourself for a job in Marine Conservation while you are learning about the subject at University/College. 

Listen to the episode to find out why you need to get experience in University/College and Why you need to do it.

Do you agree with my advice? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupfroblue.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


There was an article that I recently read that explained how climate change was melting the snow on mount Everest, exposing the trash left by climbers as well as dead mount climbers who did not succeed in reaching the peak. 

It got me thinking of all the places that we humans like to explore, which opens up the potential for us to ruin every nice place on Earth. 

I discuss how we need to do better to live for a better Ocean. Do you agree with my thought? Share your thoughts 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S888_HowHumansRuinEverything.mp3
Category:tourism -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

It's like a scene straight out of IT, when Penny Wise turns into a monster and you see all of his nasty teeth. Not many people would compare the mouth and esophagus of a Sea Turtle to a fictional serial killer monster that is topping the box office at the moment, but it is all I can think of while looking into that mouth.

The mouth of a Sea Turtle is full of sharp barbs that face inward. Guess what they are for and listen to the episode to find out their function.

Do you think the barbs are a smart adaptation? Let me know in the facebook group (I will also share pictures in the 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S887_WhySeaTurtleMouthsAndEsophagusAreSoScaryLooking.mp3
Category:Sea Turtles -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Japan is considering the option to dump some of its nuclear waste into the Ocean as storage space is running out. South Korea is looking to avoid that situation and engaging in talks to find alternative solutions. 

I am not looking forward to seeing the "fake map" about radiation spreading around social media again as it tends to do once or twice a year. 

Listen to the episode for more details.

Link to the article on dumping from CNN

Links to the Deep Sea News Stories

Do you think Japan should dump its nuclear waste in the Ocean? Share your thoughts 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S885_WillJapanDumpNuclearWasteWaterIntoTheOcean.mp3
Category:Nuclear Waste -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

I speak with Guillermo Ortuno, a Ph.D. student at Duke University, to find out how meetings at the United Nations work to better manage the high seas by making existing agreements better. 

Guillermo wrote a paper with some colleagues about how there are more than 4000 fish species that are not managed under the current agreements because they are not designated as commercially important. 

We talk about the difference between a policy brief and a peer-reviewed paper and its effectiveness. 

Do you think there are better ways of getting science into the UN meetings? Share your thoughts 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S884_ProvidingScienceToUNNegotiations.mp3
Category:United Nations -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

President Donald Trump made a mistake when he said Hurricane Dorian was going to hit Alabama. He could have admitted that he made a mistake and that would have been the end of it; however, in true Trump style, he did not admit to the mistake. Instead, the President had the Secretary of Commerce tell the acting director of NOAA that there will be no more contradictory posting against the president even though he is wrong...

Check out the episode to listen to all of the details.

Do you think the President has gone too far? Share your thoughts 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

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

Direct download: SUFB_S883_NOAAScientistsThreatenedOverHurricanePredictionCorrection.mp3
Category:Trump -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

A great article was written in TechCrunch about how Start-Ups may be changing the future of how we consume seafood. Check out the article after you listen to some of the great Start-Ups tackling the problems.

Link to article

Do you think the seafood industry can be saved? Let me know what you think in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: https://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

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
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Category:Seafood -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

Five years ago, an Ocean heatwave occurred in the North Pacific Ocean that affected the salmon, humpback whales, and caused algal blooms. The heatwave was known as the Blob. 

The Blob has returned in 2019 and looks to be hotter than five years ago. Listen to the episode for more details.

Link to article

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Category:Blob -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

The summer of 2019 has been a terrible year for the Endangered Northern Right Whale. 6 individual whales were killed in Canada within 48 hours due to ship strikes or fishing gear entanglement. The whale population cannot endure summers similar to this one as there are only 400 individuals left with less than 100 of those individuals are breeding females. 

The US and Canadian governments along with industry and environmental organizations are working together to prevent further damage to the population. However, one group, the Maine Lobstermen Association, says that it conducted its own study that identified other sources of disturbance as the primary reason for the population decrease.  

Listen to the episode to find out why I agree (kind of) with the Association with some reservations.

More Stories from CBC on the Northern Right Whales.

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Illegal fishing is difficult to enforce on the Ocean. The key to enforcing illegal activity on the water is monitoring. Using a boat and/or a plane can be costly and does not cover enough space to monitor effectively, which is the reason why satellites have become a great option for enforcement agencies to help in monitoring illegal activities. 

Listen to the episode to find out how a company is about to release 36 satellites into space to help monitor illegal fishing.

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Environmental Studies & Sciences
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Before we get to the show notes, I wanted to take some time to say that my thoughts are with the families who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Here is a link to an article that shows where you places where you can support the people who need it the most: https://clairejefford.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=10584&action=edit

TikTok Helping To #SaveTheOceans

TikTok is a social media platform that allows people to create short content in various forms (music, skits, etc.). It's a platform that is used by a younger demographic. It's a great platform to not only raise awareness of environmental problems but to raise money for a great cause. 

Conservational International has teamed up with TikTok to raise money to save the Oceans. Every time a creator from a particular country uses the hashtag #SaveTheOceans, TikTok will donate $2 to the fund (up to $100,000). 

Find out more details by listening to the episode.

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Category:TikTok -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

It's Labour Day, School starts for my kids tomorrow, and my birthday is on Thursday. For me, this is like a new year, where I revisit my goals and set new ones. 

I always wanted my business to be transparent so in this episode, I give you a bit of information on how the business of Marine Conservation in the form of communication is going. 

If you have any questions, please let me know: andrew@speakupforblue.com.

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Category:Speak Up For Blue -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

There is a popular tourist spot in New Zealand, where people not only watch bottlenose dolphins, they also swim with them. Unfortunately, the swimming and touching of the dolphins have led to their decrease in population. There are now only 19 dolphins that return to the area. 

The New Zealand Government have taken steps to protect the dolphins by banning swimming with the dolphins and only permitting a few boats to watch the dolphins over intervals of 20 minutes. The new restrictions along with regular monitoring could help the dolphins recover.

For more information, please listen to the episode.

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Category:Dolphins -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

You often hear of predictions of Climate Change consequences from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and you might even think to yourself that those predictions may not happen in your lifetime, or maybe you don't think an increase of a few millimeters in sea level makes a difference. The truth of the matter is sea level rise is happening now and many islands nations, as well as big cities, are facing the truth as we speak.

Alexandria, Egypt is one of those cities. Frequent floods are not only affecting the lives of the poor, but they are negatively affecting the foundations of some of the oldest buildings and prized archeological sites in the more than 2000-year-old city. 

Listen to the episode to find out more details.

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Category:Sea Level Rise -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Hurricane Dorion is predicted to be a Category 4 Hurricane as it will land in North and Central Florida next week. The location of the landing will make history as a Category 4 Hurricane has never landed in the area. 

During this episode, I discuss why it's important to manage the shoreline and land resources properly as our Hurricanes get worse due to Climate Change.

Links Mentioned During The Episode:

1) List Of Items For Hurricane Prep: https://www.coastalliving.com/lifestyle/preparing-for-hurricane-irene

2) Original Article: https://www.coastalliving.com/lifestyle/the-environment/hurricane-dorian-major-storm-florida-history

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Category:Hurricane Dorian -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

There were two stories that I came across this week that I feel should accompany the last episode on how Climate Change is messing up the planet. Listening to a story on Climate Change could be demoralizing, but there are other stories that could provide hope.

Those stories are about people who inspire us to do better or help us understand how to do things better. 

The first story I discuss is about Greta Thunberg as she arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic at the age of 16-17 to participate in UN talks on Climate Change and hopefully inspire people in the US to take more action against Climate Change.

The second story is about a friend and colleague, Dr. Brett Fevaro, who recently took a road trip with his family in their Tesla to show that people COULD go on road trips and find charging stations.

Two Stories I Referred To In This One:

1) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cheap-driving-electric-vehicle-1.5260631?fbclid=IwAR26oLh56gZNyrl1HIAdGCemSCXOkcJwokoWj_OoxaN58yIxKe0RKsMwSJQ

2) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2019/aug/28/greta-thunberg-sails-into-new-york-waters-after-crossing-atlantic-live-news?page=with%3Ablock-5d66def88f08ea59f447ad9e

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Category:climate change -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Every second breath of air we take is due to the Ocean. Phytoplankton is responsible for this great breath of fresh air because they use photosynthesis to produce Oxygen while using up CO2 in the process. It is also one of the reasons why Climate Change has not grown out of control; however, Climate Change has affected the development and abundance of phytoplankton over time.

A new study shows diatoms, a species of phytoplankton with a silica cell wall that absorbs CO2 and sinks down to the bottom of the Ocean, where the CO2 is fixed onto the seafloor. The diatoms sink because of their heavy silica wall. Unfortunately, the silica wall in diatoms has been shrinking as the Oceans become more acidic. The silica walls have become smaller and the diatoms are not sinking to the seafloor where the CO2 can be fixed. 

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Cuba is known for its beautiful environment, especially its Oceans. The government has had quite a bit of control in regulating their fisheries as the industry was private; however, 20 years ago, a private fishing industry was created to create more jobs in the country. The result is a decrease of 80% in commercially important species such as grouper and snapper. 

The new policies were set with the purpose of increasing collaboration with the US to use US technology while monitoring the fisheries. 

Find out more details by listening to the episode.

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Category:Cuba -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary was established in the early 1990s and a management plan was added in 1997 as things had changed. NOAA has decided to add more protection as things have changed again. Threats such as fishing, climate change, and cruise ship waste are harming corals at an unprecedented rate. 

NOAA is proposing to add 8 more protected areas spanning 5 square miles to help protect the reefs and their species.

Listen to the podcast to find out more details.

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Direct download: SUFB_S870_8ProtectedAreasToProtectTheKeys.mp3
Category:Florida Keys -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT