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Marine Social Science

Indigenous Participatory Science

Participatory Science Within Indigenous Communities With Dr. Edward Hind-Ozan

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Dr. Edward Hind-Ozan is back again for his segment “What’s Going On In Marine Social Science This Week.” Today, Edd and I discuss a participatory study of Indigenous communities within the Salish Sea.

The study involves two marine social scientists who participate in a large community canoe trip to bring together the youth and elders of the communities as they connect with their culture through nature.

Take a listen to find out how the event was designed to bring communities together by the sea.

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Microplastic Toxins Affecting Periwinkles

Plastic Pollution Toxins Inhibiting Ability For Animals To Hide From Predators

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Dr. Edward Hind-Ozan joins me on this episode for his segment called “What’s Happening In Marine Social Science This Week?”

This week’s topic looks at the intersection between Marine Biology and Marine Social Science. We discuss a study where researchers studies the effects of toxins from microplastics on periwinkles and their inability to hide from predators. Ed highlights the fact that the study shows the importance of understanding marine biology to realize the conflict humans are having on the Ocean.

Listen to the podcast for more details and while Marine Biology and Marine Social Science need to crosspaths more.

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Arctic Shipping Priorities Ignore local Communities

Arctic Communities Suffer With Ocean Shipping

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The opening of the Northwest Passage due to melting ice from climate change provides an opportunity to businesses to use the shipping lane as a way to ship products to the Arctic for various business needs. It could be a great way for the local community to get their goods delivered to them when the shipping lane is open; however, whether the local communities will get priority over big business is another question.

The local communities did not get priority over the mining companies this past fall as shipping needs were met; however, the local communities failed to get their shipping needs met due to poor ice conditions. The shipping company did not plan their shipment accordingly and delayed the delivery, which the trip eventually failed due to the shipping lans being blocked by ice.

I make my opinion known in this episode about how local communities are getting left out of opportunities over big business that only leave short term economic benefits in exchange for large profits.

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