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A recent article highlighted a string of containers that have fallen off of shipping vessels in recent months. Some shipping experts say that it is caused by a change in the direction of waves causing rolling pitches on the vessels. 

The experts also say that taller ships with more containers stacked on top of each other are less sturdy, contributing to the increase in falling containers. 

Link to article: https://alsum.co/en/noticias/como-los-contenedores-terminan-en-el-oceano/

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Direct download: SUFB_S1177_MoreShippingContainersAreEndingUpInTheOcean.mp3
Category:Shipping -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I was in a clubhouse room run by Zakia Rashid called Blue Planet this week and there was a discussion about oil spills at sea. Not the huge oil spills that we hear about on the news, but small spills that not many people ever hear about. 

I discuss why these spills happen and how certain countries are trying to do something about these spills in terms of further protection.

Links:

Clubhouse Blue Planet: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/blue-planet

Article: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2e542d5

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I had an audience member reach out to me this morning to ask me some advice about creating content for Science Communication (SciComm). I love chatting about SciComm so we had a great discussion. 

Listen to the episode on what my advice was for her. I think it might help you if you are looking to create SciComm content yourself.

Crystal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ocean.bodhi/

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Direct download: SUFB_S1175_KnowThisWhenYouSciComm.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

The Coelacanth is a fish that continues to surprise the scientific community. Originally thought to be extinct, the living fossil was "rediscovered" after being caught in 1938 off the coast of Africa. 

The surprises continue today after scientists found out that Coelacanths don't live until 20 as originally thought. They live up to 100 years. 

Listen to the episode to find out how the new lifespan and how the conservation of this species has changed.

Link to Article: https://gizmodo.com/ghostly-deep-sea-fish-surprises-scientists-again-it-can-1847120406

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Direct download: SUFB_S1174_CeolocanthAgeDiscovery.mp3
Category:Fish -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The UK government responded to reports that 97% of their Marine Protected areas had allowed trawlers to fish in the areas where the major goals of the MPA were to protect the seabed making the MPA ineffective. The response was to add High Protected Marine Areas in a pilot scheme next year for 5 ocean areas. It sounds great, but many critiques would like to see the areas designated sooner rather than later.

Link to Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/09/uk-to-trial-highly-protected-marine-areas-in-win-for-ocean-campaigners

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Direct download: SUFB_S1173_UKToImplementHighlyProtectedMarineAreas.mp3
Category:Marine Protected Areas -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The US government passed a bill that will ban the sale and/or purchase of shark fins in the United States. There is more to the bill than a shark fin ban, which will address in a second.

The shark fin ban has had some controversy over the past years where some shark scientists have spoken out on the policy as punishing sustainable shark fishers who fish for sharks legally in the US. The ban of fin sales will effectively leave them out of the equation. Not everyone thinks the ban is bad. In fact, a number of conservationists and scientists think that the ban of sales/purchases of shark fins in the US will help protect sharks in the future. 

An additional benefit of the bill is that it includes measures to address fisheries slavery and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing of imported seafood.  This addition provides regulations for companies that import seafood to ensure the seafood is sustainable. 

Link To Article: https://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/senate-passes-ban-us-shark-fin-trade-world-oceans-day

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Direct download: SUFB_S1172_TheUSPassedMoreThanJustASharkFinBill.mp3
Category:Fisheries Policy -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Oceans Week 2021 has been a very busy week for me as I scheduled 4 Speak Up For Ocean Blue episodes and a number of episodes for my client podcasts (more on that another time). 

I also had the opportunity to take this podcast live on Earthx TV (earthxtc.com). I hosted 4 live episodes bringing on past guests of the podcast to do a video recording to discuss some of their new projects and strategies to help conserve the ocean. 

I finish off the episode with a major theme for the week which is behaviour change and how we need to rethink the way we approach conservation with more positive vibes and achievable goals.  

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Direct download: SUFB_S1171_ReflectionOnOceansWeek2021.mp3
Category:Marine Conservation -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

I am joined by RARE's Katie Velasco who is here to discuss a contest for solutions to water pollution from around the world. The contest that is led by RARE and is run by Solution Search is down to 10 finalists that have a product or service related to fighting against water pollution. 

The contest provides a platform where contestants can get more exposure for their product or service that is already running to help them scale their ideas and bring more help to people all over the world. 

You can vote for the 10 Finalists (every day until the contest is over) by clicking on this link: https://solutionsearch.org/

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Direct download: SUFB_S1170_ChangingBehaviorAroundWaterPollution.mp3
Category:Water Pollution -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Happy Oceans Day!!!

As promised in the last episode, here is the entire audio piece created by Michelle Amor.

Enjoy!

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Direct download: SUFB_S1169_SoundsOfTheOceanExperience1.mp3
Category:Ocean Sounds -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Michelle Amor is a Masters Student in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She is also an avid music composer and a violin teacher. 

This episode dives into how Michelle decided to merge her two passions, music and oceans, into an audio creation that takes you through the sounds of someone driving from their house in the city to a beach. The piece reveals why we love the ocean so much as we seek calm sounds of waves hitting the beach and the sounds below the sea surface. 

Today's episode will focus on the making of the audio piece while tomorrow's episode (a bonus episode for Ocean's Day) will have the audio piece in its entirety. 

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Direct download: SUFB_S1168_SoundsOfTheModernOceanExperience.mp3
Category:Ocean Sounds -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

It starts with trying to solve a problem. Dr. Rebecca Helm, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Ashville, wanted to make sure ocean species such as jellyfish and other non-commercial species are protected in the High Seas. She complained about it on Twitter and people responded with the same sentiment. She turned to her Twitter friend, Nichola Clark from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and a marine policy scientist that specialized in the High Sea. 

Nichola knew the ropes and how to put the movement Rebecca was building into good use, especially since there was a Biodiversity Treaty being negotiated at the United Nations. The movement continued and two years and one global pandemic later, a scientific letter was written and sent to the UN to outline three things the scientists wanted out of the treaty.

Listen to the episode to find out what those three things are. 

Are you a scientist? Sign the letter: http://www.protectthehighseas.com/

Contact me to download the document Nichola mentioned called "A Path to Creating the First Generation of High Seas Protected Areas" 

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Eden Robins and Dr. Craig McClain join me on today's episode to talk about why they started a podcast to make boring science things not so boring with their new podcast.

It's funny, it's witty, it's actually quite informative as it dives into science to make things like lichens and the Kreb's Cycle exciting. 

Follow the podcast here:
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/no-such-thing-as-boring/id1566049669Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WxUiisgFOX9awi8ns4DCs?si=46WLZzoKTmKQm0pAmWX_Iw

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Direct download: SUFB_S1166_NoSuchThingAsBoringPodcast.mp3
Category:Science Communication -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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