SUFB 203: Ocean Talk Friday

Speak Up For Blue Podcast

Nathan and I get together once again to talk about the Ocean and how we can protect it!

Nathan Johnson and I got together again to discuss (while fighting a bad Skype connection) some Ocean articles that we read over the past week.

We were able to discuss 2 articles in particular:

1) Why the expansion of the Hawaiian National Marine Monument was just the beginning; and,

2) President Obama has a Hawaiian fish named after him.

Here are some articles that we didn’t get to during the show that might be interesting:

1) Climate change is inhibiting the Ocean to protect us; and,

2) Oregon bans fishing for forage fish to increase their predator populations.


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Today we discussed the following:

  • As reported by The Guardian: “As a grand gesture in the dying embers of a presidency, Barack Obama’s decision to create the world’s largest marine protected area in Hawaii was a chance to flex American exceptionalism with little downside. But, at three times the size of California, the scope of the Papahānaumokuākea reserve has also highlighted how little of the world’s oceans are protected”
  • National Geographic reports about this newly discovered fish: “The maroon and gold creature was found 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll. It’s the one fish known to live only within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a pristine expanse of coral reefs and seamounts home to millions of seabirds, endangered turtles, endangered monk seals, and more than 7,000 species.”


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