Episodes

November 18, 2021

Coral Mapping with Satellites and Beyond

The team speaks with two experts from The Nature Conservancy; Steven R. Schill - Lead Scientist and Valerie McNulty - Spatial Ecologist about their work developing multi-layered and rich Caribbean benthic maps. Learn about how these maps are created and why they are so important in policy and conservation decision-making. Be sure to visit http://caribbeanmarinemaps.tnc.org/ to see them in action!

October 30, 2021

Experiment Foundation - Microgrants for Science

We speak with ocean entrepreneur and writer David Lang about a new project funding science: Experiment Foundation.

October 14, 2021

October 2021 Mini Episode

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month! Got an idea for the podcast? Want to ask a question? Email us at OceanSciRadio@gmail.com.

September 23, 2021

Talk Like a Pirate Day is a Lie, and Other Piratey Things

Frances and Andrew sit down with Dr. Jamie Goodall, military historian, expert on golden age piracy, and author of the book Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. We learn about our misconceptions of pirates, go over some lesser-known pirates, and talk about what elements and behaviors of pirates have remained to this day. Come for the bad pirate impressions, stay for the terrible pirate puns!

August 31, 2021

The Godzilla Shark and Sharkcon

A familiar voice returns to the show, our former co-host shark scientist Vicky Vásquez comes at us with a live report from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. There she gets introduced to one of the best-preserved examples of ancient sharks the world has seen. In addition, our own Francis Farabaugh tells us about the SharkCon, an annual event in Florida where she gave a talk about her experiences and research.

July 30, 2021

Saving Whales in the Digital Age

Every year off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington, approximately 18 blue whales, 22 humpbacks, and 43 fin whales are hit and killed by ships. On the east coast of the United States, it is estimated that nearly a third of all right whale deaths are caused by vessel strikes. We speak to two groups who are trying to find solutions to this issue. Join us now for this whale of a tale of Saving Whales in the Digital Age. The University of California Santa Barbara’s Benioff Ocean Initiative's Whale Safe, and Ship Speed Watch - a project from Oceana and Global Fishing Watch. Guest include: Morgan Visalli, a Marine scientist at the Benioff ocean initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara Brianna Adams, an assistant professor at the University of Washington who studies how climate change and environmental variability, and human activities impact top predators on land and in the ocean. Whitney Webber, I'm the campaign director for responsible fishing at Oceana. See simple cast episode notes for more!

July 15, 2021

July Minisode - Updates, Email, and Shark Awareness Day

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month! Got an idea for the podcast? Want to ask a question? Email us at OceanSciRadio@gmail.com.

June 24, 2021

Blue Nature Alliance and the Quest to Protect 7 Million Square Miles of the Ocean

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership founded and led by Conservation International, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Global Environment Facility, Minderoo Foundation, and the Rob & Melani Walton Foundation. It is is staffed by former MPA managers, technical experts, scientists, story-tellers, social scientists, economists, explorers, collaborators, and coalition-builders at Conservation International and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

May 28, 2021

May Mini Episode - Updates, Email, and V.ECOP

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month!

April 22, 2021

National Science Foundation's Networked Blue Economy Ocean Accelerator

The NSF has launched an accelerator program - the Networked Blue Economy Convergence Accelerator, a $30 million grant program now open for team proposals. Teams with the best ideas receive an investment of up to $5.75M over three years. The teams also compete and collaborate to develop new sustainable products and services for America's blue economy. If you have an idea, submit a letter of intent quickly as they are due May 5th of 2021.

March 25, 2021

Ocean Policy Under the Biden Administration and Why There is Room to Hope

We speak with ocean policy experts Miriam Goldstein and Jean Flemma about what the Biden administration has already put on the table for the ocean, what is coming down the pipeline, and how people can get involved.

February 25, 2021

Ocean Lovin 2021 - The Sex Lives of Nudibranchs

This episode of our running series on reproduction in the sea we take a deep dive into the sex lives of the tiny charismatic creatures, nudibranchs. Come learn about "sex balls," detachable sexual organs, and sexual cannibalism...

February 16, 2021

Ocean Lovin 2021 - Shipworms

We speak with Dr. Reuben Shipway, a Research (Centre for Enzyme Innovation) and Teaching Fellow (Marine Biology) at the University of Portsmouth, and Adjunct Assistant Research Professor (Microbiology Department) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. His research focuses on biodegradation and symbiosis in an economically and ecologically important group of marine invertebrates known commonly as ‘wood-borers’. We ask him how these creatures "get it on."

January 28, 2021

The United Nations Decade of the Ocean

Andrew and Frances interview Taylor Goelz, the outgoing Knauss fellow who has been working on the UN decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development, a 10-year initiative to transform ocean science and more!

December 31, 2020

Black in Marine Science Week

From November 29th to December 5th a new tradition was started. A digital event bringing together the Black in Marine Science Community in solidarity and togetherness. We interviewed one of the founders of the event and two up and coming members of the Black in Marine Science community to get their experiences and thoughts.

December 01, 2020

Diving with a Purpose and the Hunt for Sunken Slave Ships

Of the over 12,000 ships making more than 40,000 voyages over 250 years of slave trade, hundreds sunk to the bottom of the ocean but barely a handful have been explored and cataloged. The Ocean Science Radio team sits down with members of Diving with a Purpose who are tasked with training volunteers and scientists to do underwater archeology to rectify this.

October 29, 2020

Sharktober 2020 with Melissa Cristina Márquez

It is October and the white sharks are flocking to the west coast again. It is time for the annual episodes highlighting the cool shark and elasmobranch stories, SHARKTOBER!

September 28, 2020

SeaTrec - Harnessing Energy from the Ocean

You've heard of wave and tidal energy, but bobbing energy? Wha?

June 08, 2020

World Oceans Day 2020

A tour through some of the ocean stories that came up in 2019 for #WorldOceansDay

May 28, 2020

SunFish the Multifaceted Underwater Robot

From the Texas Hill Country, to underwater caves in Africa, the Arctic Ice Sheet, and even moons covered in icy oceans, the Sunfish is an exceptional Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with field proven Artificial Intelligence and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.

April 23, 2020

Deep Sea Mining and the Coronavirus

In this episode, we explore the relationship between renewable energy and our cell phones, the perpetually nascent deep-ocean mining industry, and the Coronavirus. We also learn how working together before the industry has st...

March 12, 2020

Ocean Lovin' 2020 - Sea Angels and Hagfish

Sea angels and Hagfish; two very interesting and very strange creatures. One we only recently captured footage of mating in the wild, the other is still a guess. Come learn about these fascinating freaky creatures and the motion of the ocean!

February 14, 2020

Ocean Lovin 2020 - Freshwater Mussels

It's Valentine's Day and with it comes our next installment of the Ocean Lovin' series focusing on reproduction in the ocean. Join us this time as we highlight the insane "fishing" schemes of freshwater mussels.

January 23, 2020

Challenge of the Deep - the 60th Anniversary of Don Walsh's Trip to the Mariana Trench

60 years ago today the Trieste made the historic trip to be the first manned vehicle to go to the deepest part of the ocean and come back up again. Join the team as we chat with Don Walsh who made the incredible journey.