Episodes

September 16, 2021

MCHH 320: Why are Manatees Dying?

A sad topic today: more manatees have died in the first half of 2021 than any other year in Florida history. We talk about where and why this is happening and what we can do about it. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

September 14, 2021

MCHH 319: The Dolphins of Barataria Bay, South of New Orleans

We went to New Orleans for work (and for fun) and talked to Dr. Naomi Rose about the poplutaion of dolphins that live in Barataria Bay. Along the way, we got into the history of land and water change in South Louisiana and the consequences of human...

September 09, 2021

MCHH 318: New Orleans and pollution

We went to New Orleans for work (and for fun), to evaluate sustainability. We love this city and do not recommend that people stay away! But we talk about some things that the city could do to improve sustainability. Check out more episodes on our...

September 07, 2021

MCHH 317: Successful model for SciComm

We go through the details of the success model for science communication, from the book "Made to Stick". It's a very simple model (and acronym!) that can be broadly applied to many scicomm projects. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue...

September 02, 2021

MCHH 316: Sonification - Cod Song

We talk with Karin Limburg and Liz LoGindice about their super innovative outreach turning cod growth data into song. This is part 2 of a two-part interview; listen to episode 315 to hear about the science behind their outreach! Check out more...

August 31, 2021

MCHH 315: Hypoxia—Low Oxygen—and Stunted Growth

We talk with Karin Limburg and Liz LoGindice about how low oxygen affects the growth of cod, which are important for fisheries around the world. This is part 1 of a two-part interview; listen to episode 316 to hear how they turn their data into music...

August 26, 2021

MCHH 314: Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Atmosphere

A more somber topic for you today, but listen to the end for some hope. We talk especially about daily life and carbon dioxide in this conversation, including scientific conferences and work culture. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue...

August 24, 2021

MCHH 313: Do Not Fear, Take Care of Our Interns

Here's a rant for you: conservation organizations should not fear paying their interns! But sometimes they seem to!! The Pacific Whale Foundation's Stephanie Stack talks with us about unpaid internships and culture shifts in her  scientific...

August 19, 2021

MCHH 312: Parent Scientists

We cannot applaud loudly enough for our colleagues who are scientists and parents; they are absolute superheros. This is an appreciation conversation with Marine Mammal Scientist Stephanie Stack. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue...

August 17, 2021

MCHH 311: Swim With Whales and Dolphins

How do scientists figure out whether swimming with large marine mammals is safe for both the humans and the wild animals involved? We asked Marine Mammal Scientist, Mom, and amazing human Stephanie Stack. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up...

August 12, 2021

MCHH 310: Whale Watching Regulations

We're talking about whale watching! With The Pacific Whale Foundation's Chief Scientist, Jens Currie. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

August 10, 2021

MCHH 309: The Pacific Whale Foundation

We love this foundation and interview its Chief Scientist: Jens Currie. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

August 05, 2021

MCHH 308: How Whales Can Help Fight Climate Change

We talk about how whales can help fight climate change. No, they are not protesting- they store carbon! Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

August 03, 2021

MCHH 307: The Importance of Science Communication Skills

Why do scientists need communication skills? A discussion and a little bit of a rant inspired by Dr. Kraken's recent science communication panel appearance. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

July 29, 2021

MCHH 306: Oldest Ever Shark Attack Victim

This may not be what you think: we are not talking about the age of someone who was attacked by a shark. Today, we bring you the story of a man in Japan that was attacked by a shark 3,000 years ago. Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue...

July 27, 2021

MCHH 305: Fifth Ocean

How many oceans do we have on Earth? In other words, what exactly is the defition of an "ocean"- where do you draw the lines on a map? Since the 80s, we've been taught that there are 4 oceans on our planet, but mapmakers are now officially recognizing...

July 22, 2021

MCHH 304: Suspicious porpoises

Archaeology + marine mammals + a stuffed animal mortician- what more could you ask for in excellent science communication? Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue Network website:

July 20, 2021

MCHH 303: MINION Ocean Robots

We've got TOTES ADORBS in this episode! And also a carbon calculating robot, explained in the sweetest way possible in an NSF Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/US.NSF/videos/821554355444118/ Check out more episodes on our Speak Up For Blue...