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Dr. Lyne Morissette joins us for this episode of the Ocean Talk Friday to discuss Microplastics is sea salt; Diversity in the Deep Sea; Seismic Surveys starting up in the Atlantic; and, Orcas hunting for shark liver.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S315_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Citizen Science is becoming a bigger part of collecting field data that will help inform policy to better protect the Ocean. We are going to find out all about how you can participate to help protect the Ocean.

Michael Bear is the Director of Citizen Science for Ocean Sanctuaries, which operates marine citizen science programs in California and will be offering a free course in Marine Citizen Science with its partner Reef. 

Take a listen to find out how you can become a better marine citizen scientist. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S314_CitizenScienceWithMichaelBear.mp3
Category:citizen science -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Social media is a beast to understand all of the different platforms. When to post, how many times, who should you target are all things to consider; however, the point of Social Media is to become social. You want to engage with other people to have valuable discussions that make both your lives better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are time where the other people misinterpret your meaning or you are not clear on the point that you are trying to make and people get mad...that happened to me and I talk about it today.

Also, there is a weird ocean story about an Adult Film star in a shady cage, who got bitten by a lemon shark..truly bizarre.

Finally, I talk about a study where fish are changing behaviour to be closer to Marine Protected Area (MPA) boundaries.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com


Nathan Johnson is back on the podcast to join me on Ocean Talk Friday where we talk about:
1) The Importance of Larvaceans;
2) Marine Conservation and Human Rights;
3) Plastic Free Weekend in Bermuda; and,
4) How Ocean Conservation plays a role in Business.

Plus we offer a great tip on how you can spread Ocean Conservation on your own (you don't have to work in the industry for this). 

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S312_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

There is a big problem in San Francisco Bay: A number of sharks and other fish are washing ashore dead. Sean van Sommeran is on the front lines making sure each fish is processed and analyzed to find out why. 

Sean's organization, The Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, is partnering with the Marine Mammal Center and some researchers who specialize in fish health to help determine why a number of different sharks such as leopard sharks, white sharks and other fish (eagle rays, etc.) are washing up on the shore dead. 

These strandings have bee occurring for the past 5-6 weeks and it's not the first time this type of stranding event has occurred.

Listen to the podcast to hear more on why these sharks and other fish are dying this spring. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S311_SharkStrandingsInSFBayWithSeanvanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Whales are the focus of today's podcast as they are in the news on the East and West Coast of the United States. Some of the news is good and some of the news is bad. Even the good news is not that great. Here is the breakdown of the episode:

1) 41 Humpback whales washed ashore dead over the past year (average is 14). Scientists are looking into it;
2) Orcas hunt Grey Whale calf like they are supposed to, but headline makes it seem like they are killing for fun;
3) How to be better scientists, activists, advocates or conservationists.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S310_HumpbackWhaleStrandingsOrcaHuntingExagerrationCarefulActivism.mp3
Category:Whales -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on Ocean Talk Friday to report back on her time at the Earth Optimism Summit, which she said changed her life!!! 

The Earth Optimism Summit happened last weekend sandwiching the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Both events were huge successes according to many attendees who were able to do both. Dr. Lyne Morissette, who has been on this podcast numerous times, was able to attend the Summit and was kind enough to come on and share her experience.

Listen to why she thinks Marine Science and Conservation needs to put out more optimism in their messages.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S309_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

The March for Science happened last week and it was EPIC! People from all over the world marched to ensure others new that Science was important in the way we make decisions.  My guest today, Dr. Chris Parsons, attended the March in damp and cold Washington, D.C. to show his support for science. He is here to tell you and I what the March was like and where do we go from here.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S308_MarchingForScienceWithDrChrisParsons1.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

A great show for you today where I cover some epic signs created by scientists for the March for Science; Blue whales only eat at the big krill buffet; and Malaysia is developing their lands to make money, but forgetting about the fishing community...where have we seen this before? hmmmmm?

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The March for Science is over, but Climate Change Research must continue so we are extending our campaign to support Climate Change Science Research as a Speak Up For Blue Community. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S307_EpicMarchForScienceSigns.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am solo today for Ocean Talk Friday so I decided to speak on two major events happening in Washington, DC this weekend: Earth Optimism Summit and the March for Science.

Friend of the podcast, Dr. Michelle LaRue, will be speaking at the Earth Optimism Summit as well as many other speakers from all over the world. I chat about the Summit and all the wonderful topics that will be covered over the three days. 

On Saturday, Earth Day will be met with a March for Science by a number of people who want to tell governments around the world that Science is important in decision making, especially when it comes to the environment. People have been talking about not Marching in the podcast because they don't want the public to think that science is politicized. I talk about my thoughts on the March and why I am for it.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S306_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Farah Obaidullah is a Marine Scientist who is ensuring women in our field have a voice for equality. I was extremely proud to have Farah on the podcast to discuss her platform that she has built to provide women a chance to meet and share their work with a common voice. If you are a male or female ocean conservationist then you will want to hear this episode.

Even if you are not in the Ocean Conservation Field, this issue will still apply to you as it applies across many fields.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

 

Direct download: SUFB_S305_Women4ScienceWithFarahObaidullah.mp3
Category:Women 4 Science -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Chris Parsons writes a great article in Frontiers in Marine Science on Whether Advocacy and Activism are bad words. I cover how the articles relate to Marine Conservation. I also cover a new method of sampling fish in our new Method of Madness segment and We discuss What's In My Head or conservation. All of you who are just discovering what is going on with Ocean Conservation are going to want to listen to this.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S304_AdvocateVsActivist.mp3
Category:Advocacy -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Michelle LaRue joins me on Ocean Talk Friday to discuss a number of topics going in in Ocean Conservation. This is Michelle's first Ocean Talk Friday and she killed it! 

We switched up the normal structure of the episode this week where we discussed 1 article and 3 topics that are hot in the Marine Science and Conservation Community. 

Michelle starts the episode off by discussing the launch of her new Citizen Science Project about quantifying the Weddell seal population in the Antarctic.

Here are the topics:

1) Climate Change could affect the way Polar Bears hunt seals;
2) Why is the Sea Grant budget being cut?;
3) March For Science and why it's important; and,
4) What will Michelle be discussing during her presentation at the Earth Optimism Summit.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S303_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am joined by Clark McNulty who co-founded Oceans Global with his siblings after a family tragedy to help the ocean and people. After their brother Kirk passed away from a drug overdose, the McNulty family wanted to expand on his legacy as an Ocean Lover (a water classman, surfer and inspired by everything ocean) and help people who were struggling with drug addiction get better.

They created Oceans Global, which is a non-profit organization that builds programs to help patients of rehabilitation facilities become inspired by Ocean Activities and Conservation projects. Listen in as Clark describes the program and how Oceans Global works to serve the Ocean and People. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S302_OceanConservationAndSocialChangeWithClarkMcNulty.mp3
Category:Social Change -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I'm trying something new with the Monday show by adding some segments.

Dolphins eat Octopus in a weird way to stay alive; Politicians say the darndest things; and, what's happening in conservation in South Africa;  

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S301_DolphinsEatingOctopusIsDangerous.mp3
Category:Dolphins -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Wow, 300 episodes! Publishing 300 episodes is something that I never thought that I would be able to do. A year and a half ago, I published my first podcast to help people understand what was happening with the Ocean and what solutions they could implement to help resolve the problem. Now, after 300 episodes and over 70K downloads, the Speak Up for Blue Community has grown into a force that is out to protect the Ocean. 

Nathan Johnson, Dr. Lyne Morissette and Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan join me on this special Ocean Talk Friday to discuss the following topics:

1) Should we pay to get experience in Marine Science and Conservation to benefit our careers?
2) Is BREXIT good for managing fisheries? 
3) Is the March for Science good for Science?
4) Conservation vs Animal Rights
5) Is downlisting a Species At Risk good or bad for Species Risk Management (Manatee as an Example).

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S300_OceanTalk300.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Doug Parsons is a Climate Change Adaptation Expert and the host of the podcast America Adapts, A Climate Change Podcast. We talk about Climate Change in a Trump world and how to focus on adaptation. 

I am delighted to have Doug on the podcast as he is a scientist and another podcaster (we podcasters have to stick together). I think it's critical for Doug's podcast to exist because we need to go beyond the faux debate of whether humans are contributing significantly to climate change and discuss the ways that we can adapt to the consequences and reduce our influence.

Check out America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast

Website: America Adapts

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S299_HowIsAmericaAdaptingWithDougParsons.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Manatee numbers are up, big time, but should they be down listed from Endangered to Threatened? I discuss this on this episode. 

Manatees went from 600 to 6000 individuals in 40 years. Down listing these species will still require careful management and protection.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S298_ManagingSpeciesAtRisk.mp3
Category:Manatee -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Bradley MacDonald joins me on this Episode of Ocean Talk Friday to talk about how the Meat production industry in contributing to Climate Change. Speak UP For Blue community member, Randi Gustafsson, requested that I speak about the meat production the way it is conducted today. He also proposed that we should all stop eating meat to reduce climate change.

I invited Brad to join me on this episode because he writes about sustainability in today's world and new much more about the subject than I do. Plus, I feel that I am biased on this issue because I enjoy eating meat. 

During the podcast, we discuss how meat production contributes to climate change; how smaller, local farms can be a better option; and, where to find knowledge on nutrition that is not biased.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S297_OceanTalkFriday1.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Nancy Knowlton joins me on the podcast to discuss the Earth Optimism Summit that is occurring on April 21st-23rd to discuss Conservation Successes happening all over the world.

We, as science communicators; scientists; and, conservationist, tend to focus on the doom and gloom of conservation, the "What's not going right with the environment." However, people don't respond to that much. In fact, they tend to ignore it because they don't want to here negative things all the time. They need hope. Earth Optimism provides that hope because it demonstrate that the Earth can be fixed. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S296_SeeingTheOceanThroughOptimism.mp3
Category:ocean optimism -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

A couple of things to discuss today:
1) About Earth Hour; and,
2) What Dead Zones are and how they can be controlled.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S295_EarthHourAndHypoxia.mp3
Category:earth hour -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

 

Nathan joins me on the podcast to discuss:
1) How our evolutionary instincts are affecting our environment;
2) How Brexit may lead to better management (or maybe not);
3) We are Sea Grant;
4) We are starting to see the ecological effects of the BP oil spill on marine habitats; 5) Some people are trying to safe crayfish using cement blocks.

Enjoy the podcast!

Support Science and Climate Change Science Research by buying our Graphic T-shirts "Science Can't Be Silenced" and "Climate Change is here, it's real, it's time to act." The science community and its supporters are Marching for Science on April 22nd, Earth Day, in Washington, D.C. Show your Support for science by wearing the T-Shirts during the march. Not going to the March for Science, wear the T-Shirt, take a pic of you wearing it and post it on social media with the hastag #MarchforScience. $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to support the research of Dr. Michelle LaRue, who researches how Climate Change affects various animals in the Antarctic and Arctic systems. http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S294_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Rick MacPherson joins me on the podcast to talk about Marine Conservation in Small Island Communities and Sustainable Shark Tourism. I wanted Rick on the podcast ever since I started recording the first episode. I am so glad he was able to join us to discuss how conservation is done on small island communities and how sustainable shark tourism should be conducted. 

Go to http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop to buy your "Science Can't Be Silenced" T-Shirts and support a Climate Scientist in the US and the March on Science in Washington, DC. Because if the US government is not going to support climate science, then the people certainly will.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S293_WorkingWithCommunitiesToProtectTheOceanWithRickMacPherson.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Last week I spent time showing you how I am able to live for a better Ocean in my daily life. This episode, we go a bit deeper into how we can help drive policy and support the Marine Science and Conservation community.

I also talk about a new campaign to support the March on Science in Washington DC on April 22nd. Go to http://www.speakupforblue.com/shop to buy your "Science Can't Be Silenced" T-Shirts and support a Climate Scientist in the US. Because if the US government is not going to support climate science, then the people certainly will.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S292_WhatCanYouDoToSaveTheOceans.mp3
Category:climate science -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

This Ocean Talk Friday I talk about the actions my family and I take to live for a better Ocean. What actions do you take?

I'm doing this for 2 reasons:
1) I do what I can afford and what seems to be realistic; and,
2) I want to inspire you to take the actions to live for a better Ocean.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S291_OceanTalkFridayWithATwist.mp3
Category:ocean -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Have you ever heard of a shark being stranded? Well it happens more often than you think. Sean van Sommeran knows all about it too because he has monitoring California beaches for more than 3 decades. 

Sean approached me last week about a recent shark stranded in which the Marine Mammal Center found. Sean is responsible for determining what happened to the shark to prevent more occurrences from happening and to determine the cause.

Listen to Sean as we discuss shark strandings, their causes and how a recent incident at a Huttington Beach pier in not the first event.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SharkStrandingsAndPierFishingWithSeanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I explore the way human activities are affecting Ocean habitats and species in a negative way even though they mean well. The first story deals with a cruise ship running aground on 1600 m2 of reef off the coast of Indonesia while at low tide (the crew should know not to go through the area at low tide). The second story involves a woman, Ocean Ramsey, who promotes shark awareness and protection through a service that she has where she teaches people to ride along the dorsal fin of large sharks.

Take a listen as to what I think of these human uses and what should be done to decrease their impact on the Ocean. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S289_HumanActivitiesAndTheOcean.mp3
Category:ocean use -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Nathan Johnson joins me today to talk about what programs we would cut from NOAA to lessen the impact of the cuts. We also chat about some ignorant comments made by Scott Pruitt, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency and a new science bill passed by Congress for the EPA.

Oh! And we want to introduce you to some pretty cool critters too!!!

This is going to be interesting!!!

 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S288_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Do you ever search for in depth articles on the environment, especially the ocean, but can't find any article that fits your criteria? Well, Mongabay is the site for you. I came across Mongabay after the editor, Erik Hoffner, informed me of an article on Marine Protected Areas in which I might be interested in reading.

Marine Protected Areas are one of my research interests, as many of you long time listeners know. Therefore, I started reading the site and loved every part of it. The site is not just about Oceans as they have many articles on rainforests, land animals and freshwater habitats.

I had to ask Erik if I could interview someone from Mongabay to find out more about this non-profit, journalism organization. Erik referred me to Mike Gaworecki, who is today's guest on the podcast to tell us all how to conserve the environment in today's digital world. 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S287_EnvironmentalJournalismInADigitalWorld.mp3
Category:journalism -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Politicians have a strange way of twisting facts to ignore the importance of basic necessities such as clean water and air. Sometimes you wonder if they even care at all about what is going on in the world. The latest of the US federal government administration tactics is to take away the names of the Environmental Protection Agency by only referring to it as the EPA. They also mention repeatedly that the EPA is over-reaching its authority and hindering job creation.

I'm going to tell you why this is bad for the US environment, including the Ocean.

 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S286_TheLanguageOfPoliticsAndOceans.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I have a new guest co-host on the podcast today to help me discuss some of the Ocean articles that we liked this week.

Dr. Lyne Morissette, a marine mammal biologist and science communicator, joins me as co-host on Ocean Talk Friday to discuss:
1) Shark Tourism;
2) Whales found north in winter;
3) New recommendations for the Canadian Fisheries Act; and,
4) Greenpeace helps protect fisheries in Northeast Africa.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S285_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Marine Social Science plays a crucial role in Marine Conservation as it focuses on the trends of the people using the Ocean. Social science is playing more of a role in Marine Science and Conservation there days as we realized that the Ocean will manage itself if we are able to manage the use of the people who use the Oceans.  

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan, a veteran of the Ocean Talk Friday episodes and a Marine Social Scientist, is on the podcast today to talk about how social science works within Marine Conservation and how he got into doing this science as a profession.

 Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S284_ManagingPeopleToProtectTheOceansWithDrEddHindOzan.mp3
Category:social science -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

We always talk about buying sustainable fish, but we never talk about what happens in the high seas. We are talking about it today. 

We covered the story after Keith Davis missing under suspicious circumstances. 2 years later, the story has developed and exposed the darkness of fisheries on the high seas.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S283_TheMysteriousDisappearanceOfKeithDavis.mp3
Category:Fisheries -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Nathan is back to co-host Ocean Talk Friday and he wants to talk about some important things regarding the Clean Water Act, Clean Power Plan and Coastal Habitats.

This is an episode you do not want to miss! 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

Looking to transform your health and wellness using Arbonne products? Learn about our starter package to get you living for a better Ocean by contacting me at andrew@speakupforblue.com.

Direct download: SUFB_S282_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

I speak to Dr. Brett Favaro about his upcoming book called "Carbon Code: How To Become a Climate Change Hero" in this episode of the Speak Up For Blue Podcast. 

Listen in as we discuss how the world can move towards sustainability and how you and I can live for a better Ocean (and Planet), save money and be healthier by becoming a Climate Change Hero! 

To be transparent: I do not make any money through affiliate sales on Brett's book. I am merely telling you about it to help you and I (yes, I pre-ordered the book too!) reduce our Climate Change Impact.

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

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Direct download: SUFB_S281_HowToBecomeAClimateChangeHero.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Resisting against bad policies can work, but it's important to know what the policies are and which one we need to focus our attention. In today's episode, I talk about 3 stories that have come to my attention recently:

1) Is the US government really proposing to Eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
2) How a specific lobby group got the a Congressman to rescind a bill that could harm National Parks; and,
3) Why it's important for Scientists and Conservationists to comment on government reports and policies during the open public comment periods.

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Direct download: SUFB_S280_StandingUpForTheOceans.mp3
Category:Advocacy -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am flying solo again this week, but don't worry as Nathan Johnson is back next week!!!

Today I talk about:
1) Mako breaks tagged distance record;
2) Sea Turtles wrose off than we thought?;
3) Indonesian Seaweed Farmers Sue Thai Oil Company in Australian court; and, 4) Deep Sea Corals can't help Shallow Corals and on today's Ocean Talk Friday

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Direct download: SUFB_S279_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

It has been a dream of mine to document Marine Science and Conservation on film. Today, I talk to Matthew Podolsky who will tell us how he did it.  Matthew founded a Wild Lens, a non-profit charitable organization that works to tell the conservation stories that matter and teach other scientists/conservationists to tell their stories. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S278_LookingThroughTheWildLensWithMatthewPodolsky.mp3
Category:wildlife documentaries -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

No one enjoys seeing whales and dolphins get stranded. It's a sad site. Last weekend's mass stranding of 650 pilot whales of the northern coast of South Island in New Zealand is no different. However, it's a good chance to take the time to tell you why marine mammals get stranded.

In this episode, I tell you what happened this past weekend; why strandings happen in this part of the world so much; and, how people responded to it.

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Direct download: SUFB_S277_650PilotWhalesStrandedThemselvesInNewZealand.mp3
Category:stranding -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am all by myself today on the podcast. Don't feel bad for me though because talk Marine Science and Conservation puts me in my happy place!

Here are the stories that I discuss on this week's Ocean Talk Friday:
1) New Technology to enforce Marine Protected Areas;
2) Greenpeace has taken the first pictures of the newly discovered reef under the Amazon River;
3) A new Chimera species has been discovered; and,
4) A new Bonnethead shark has also been discovered.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S276_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

 The National Aquarium is a top ranked aquarium known for its exhibits, research and outreach. I chat with Nabila Chami, the social media manager, the aquarium's outreach strategy in today's society. 

We discuss everything from tweets to sharing video of interviews with research scientists and critters from the aquarium. You won't want to miss this.

 

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Direct download: SUFB_S275_NationalAquariumsOceanSocialMediaStrategyWithNabilaChami.mp3
Category:aquarium -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Snorkeling is probably one of the easiest things to do with the Family. I took my family out snorkeling at a marine park in Mexico to view the local wildlife. I saw some some good things and bad in regards to people snorkeling, so I thought I would give you some tips on how to snorkel if you are a beginner or someone who loves to snorkel and wants to make sure they do it right in terms of your own safety and the safety of the Ocean.

Also, I lend a few words on what happened to Ocean Conservationist and Scientist, Rob Stewart, who died during a diving accident. I hope I did him justice. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S274_REVISED5WaysToEnjoySnorkellingWhileProtectingTheOcean.mp3
Category:Snorkeling -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan and I are back with another episode of Ocean Talk Friday where we discuss Donald Trump's action in his first week of his Presidency. 

Specifically, we discuss 3 major topics:
1) The US Federal Government hiring freeze;
2) The Devaluation of National Parks (Update as of late yesterday, this bill was rescinded as the fishing and hunting community did not like that bill...YAY!); and,
3) Science is silenced by Trump.

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Direct download: SUFB_S273_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Ocean conservation issues arise all around the world and there are people who want resolve those issues, but how do they do it. According to Doug Fetterly, our guest today, who is chair of the Marine Action Team (MAT) with the Sierra Club, he says people should make their voices heard on social media and in person. However, there is more to just Speaking Up For The Blue. There are particular strategies that will help your voice be heard and considered by the right people.

Doug goes over those strategies to let the Speak Up For Blue community know what we can do to ensure our Ocean Conservation values are taken seriously. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S272_MarineActionTeamGrassrootsNetworkWithDougFetterly.mp3
Category:Lobbying -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I wanted to talk about what it takes to start and run an organization or a social enterprise as some of you in the Speak Up For Blue community have expressed interest in starting your own. 

I base the points I make in this episode on my experience and the experiences of the past two guests on the podcast, Shon Miller and Allison Randolph (Ocean Allison).

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Edd Hind-Ozan and I are back again to discuss 3 articles/topics that interested us this week that were related to Mexico. Why Mexico? Well, I'm vacationing there with my family and I wanted to know more about their ocean policies, issues, and projects.

We discuss the following articles:
1) Mexico pledges to increase number and area of MPAs;
2) The problem with Swim-with dolphin activities; and,
3) Mexican Underwater Reef Restoration Resorts. 

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S270_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Ocean Science and Conservation Communication is more important now more than ever as the oceans, and environment in general, are changing at a rapid rate and government are slow to act. Communication allows the right information to get in front of the public so that they can make more informed decisions on how to live for a better Ocean. But how do you get in front of the public in this day and age?

 

Allison Randolph, aka Ocean Allison, specializes in Ocean Science and Conservation Communication (has experience with podcasting, video documentaries and public speaking) and stops by the podcast to tell us how she got involved in the field and how you can communicate science effectively to make a difference.  

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S269_OceanScienceCommunicationWithAllisonRandolph.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Fake news and trolls suck! They can ruin your day either because you fall for the fake news or you get emotionally baited into dealing with social media trolls. When you are starting to get into Marine Science and Conservation Communication, you will likely run into both. Haven't yet? Try using the #climatechange and post an article or statement saying something like "We need to do something about this darn climate change." You will most likely run into some animated characters. 

I have a certain system to deal with fake news and trolls and it based on experience and what some of my friends and colleagues have been through over at Southern Fried Science. 

Take a listen to find out what I do in the face of fake news and trolls.

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Direct download: SUFB_S268_HowToDealWithFakeNewsAndTrolls.mp3
Category:Fake News -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan joins me again to provide his prospective on 4 new stories that hit the world presses/internet this week. Edd and I bring you up to date on Ocean News every week on Ocean Talk Friday.

In this episode, we discuss:
1) India's plan to phase out bottom trawling;
2) The price increase of farmed salmon;
3) Converting marine debris into revenue; and,
4) China might reform its fisheries management.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S267_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Beach Clean Ups happen all around the world organized by many individuals and organizations who want to protect the Ocean. And they are all doing great work. However, Shon Miller's organization is different. 

Shon started the San Clemente Beach Conservation Program to not only clean up the beach in his home town, but to instill a sense of sustainability into the organization's supporters. As a young organization (August 2016), Shon has facilitated chapters of the SC Beach Program in Portugal and other Countries with leaders who share his mission and vision. Shon has also partnered with sustainable brands such as Beautiful PM (a surf board designer that makes surfboards from reused materials) and Mulch California (a fashion company that makes clothes from reused raw materials.

Check out the interview to find out how he feels connected to the Ocean and how he started, and grew, the SC Beach Conservation Program.  

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Direct download: SUFB_S266_SCBeachConservationProgramWithShonMiller_GB.mp3
Category:Beach -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States this Friday. It's well know that his new administration does not believe climate change is human induced so they will not do much to stop it. However, what will his administration do to deal with the consequences of Climate Change that affect the Economy, Human Health and National Security, 3 themes that are important parts of the Republican Platform. 

I suggest a way to approach dealing with the consequences of the Climate Change using a great article written by Dr. Ellen Prager and Dr. Tim Dixon in the Huffington Post. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S265_DTrumpAndClimateChangeHowToDealWithTheConsequences.mp3
Category:climate change -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan joins us as a co-host on the podcast today to continue the tradition of Ocean Talk Friday, where 2 people discuss the week's latest news and how it may have a positive of negative influence on Marine Science and Conservation.

Today we discuss the following Ocean News Topics:
1) How much work does it take to restore a reef from a ship going aground;
2) Scientists are using pattern recognition to identify individual spotted eagle rays;
3) How to deal with fake news associated with Ocean Acidification; and,
4) Paying tribute to President Obama who will forever be known as the Ocean President.

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Direct download: SUFB_S264_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Imagine the biggest retailers in the wanting to ensure they source sustainable seafood...well, it's true.

Walmart, Sobeys, Publix, High Liner Foods, and more larger retailers are working with Sean Murphy's organization called Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to ensure their seafood they purchase is sustainable. Sean tells us successful sotries of brands working directly with fishing communities to help manage fisheries properly to avoid overfishing, environmental degradation and social issues while maintaining a viable seafood product for their customer base. It's a win-win situation.

Listen in on the conversation that Sean and I have about how industry is leading a movement to make fisheries sustainable.

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Direct download: SUFB_S263_SustainableSeafoodPartnershipsWithSeanMurphy.mp3
Category:Sustainable Fisheries -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Tilikum was a captive orca made famous by the documentary "Blackfish" died at the age of 33 in his Sea World pen in San Diego, California. His tragic story of being ripped from his mother and forced to live in a small enclosure where he only interacted with human trainers (in which he is responsible for killing two of them) grabbed the hearts of millions of people to the point where they stopped attending Sea World parks driving the price of Sea World's stock down forcing the park to make drastic changes to their breeding program and their entertainment program. 

Today, I discuss what advocates and conservationists should do after Tilikum's death and how his death could save captive and wild orcas alike.

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Direct download: SUFB_S262_TilikumIsDeadWhatNow.mp3
Category:Tilikum -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

I take on Ocean Talk Friday on my own this week as Nathan Johnson will be taking on a different role this year due to his life becoming business. We will try and get him back whenever we can because, well...he's awesome!!!

Here is what I discuss on today's podcast:
1) A mass herring die off as well as various invertebrate species (lobster, crabs, startfish, mussels, shrimp and clams);
2) The oldest living orca, "Granny" (known to scientists as J2), in the Southern Resident Population is considered to be deceased; and,
3) Eelgrass in Puget Sound is doing well other than localized areas.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S261_OceanTalkFriday.mp3
Category:ocean talk Friday -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

SUFB 260: Monitoring Pelagic Sharks With Sean van Sommeran

My first interview of 2017 HAD to be about sharks!!! Sean van Sommeran is the Executive Director at the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. Sean and I discuss what he observed in sharks over the past 35 years along the coast of California and other places like Canada and Chile.

We often hear about the popular shark species such as great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks and hammerhead sharks; however, Sean talks about shark species such as the basking sharks and leopard sharks. It's fun to talk different shark species with someone who has studied them for so long and has been involved in establishing one of the first shark conservation organizations back in 1990.   

Enjoy the podcast!

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Direct download: SUFB_S260_MonitoringPelagicSharksWithSeanvanSommeran.mp3
Category:sharks -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Happy New Year!!! I thought I would kick off 2017 with letting you know what I have planned for Speak Up For Blue. I am super excited about this year because this is the year I plan on moving away from my full time job to dedicating my full time on Speak Up For Blue.

My main goal is to continue to build a strong Marine Science and Conservation Community with you and the other audience members.

Last year we discussed at length how grassroots movements will be the key to moving forward in conserving the ocean in 2017, especially when facing government administrations that do not put protecting the environment at the top of their list. A strong online community that has rational science-based discussions to advance ocean conservation will be important in 2017 and beyond. Does this mean that I am only searching for scientists to join the community? Absolutely not!!! You know me better than that!!!

I am searching for you to join the community. It costs nothing more than the time you are already putting in to listening to this podcast. Keep listening to the podcast all this year and you won't miss out on any of the new and exciting things happening at Speak Up For Blue (including relaunching our You Tube Channel: Speak Up For Blue TV). 

Enjoy the podcast!

Are you looking to change the way you eat for a better health and environment? Start using Arbonne nutrition and health care products that are all natural and environmentally friendly. I use them all the time and their nutrition line has transformed the way I eat and my health.

Email me today, andrew@speakupforblue.com to find out how you can transform your health.

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Direct download: SUFB_S259_BuildingACommunityIn2017.mp3
Category:2017 -- posted at: 8:30am EDT