Episodes

September 17, 2021

SUFB 1211: Questions around the legality of killing 1400 white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands circulate

There was a cull of 1400 white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands recently has some people wanting to know if it was legal.  Whaling of pilot whales and other small cetaceans is legal in the Faroe Islands as the local community relies on whale...

September 15, 2021

SUFB 1210: How climate change is playing a major role in the Canadian federal election

The Canadian federal election is less than a week away before we find out who will lead Canada into a very different world than it was 18 months ago. There are many predominant issues at hand in this election such as the COVID pandemic, the economy,...

September 13, 2021

SUFB 1209: Beluga transfer from Marineland to Mystic Aquarium update and more on Bill S-203 (Cetacean Captivity Ban) with Kaitlyn Mitchell

Kaitlyn Mitchell is a lawyer for Animal Justice, a non-profit organization that looks out for the welfare of animals in Canada.  Website: Kaitlyn came highly recommended as someone to interview on the Canadian side of the border that is involved...

September 09, 2021

SUFB 1208: MPA Guide to help Ocean Conservation

All of the talks around protecting 30% of the world's oceans by the year 2030 have really put a focus on the quality of MPAs that exist and that will be designated in the future. MPA design and implementation are unique around the world, especially if...

September 07, 2021

SUFB 1207: Regional Approaches to Ocean Conservation

Every country has a different way of managing its oceans and every region also has its own way of managing its oceans. Various regions can learn from one another and build on each other's successes to implement ocean conservation.  In today's...

September 05, 2021

SUFB 1206: The importance of People, Knowledge, and Networks in Ocean Conservation

We are continuing our series in partnership with the Blue Nature Alliance to discuss Marine Conservation and how that will move forward in order to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.  Incorporating People, Knowledge, and Networks in Ocean...

September 03, 2021

SUFB 1205: Social equity in and through marine conservation

The Blue Nature Alliance is a collaboration among several organizations that would like to help communities around the world to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. The goal cannot be reached by any single entity, but teaming up with each other can help...

September 01, 2021

SUFB 1204: The trouble with non-profit organizations in marine conservation

I am listening to a podcast series called White Saviors that is produced by Canadaland. It's a series on the rise and fall of a charity called the We Charity that was founded by two brothers (one of which went to my high school in Toronto, Canada)...

August 29, 2021

SUFB 1203: Marine Conservation career advice for students and early career people

It's that time of year again for me to provide advice for students and early-career scientists/conservationists as people are going back to school or trying to find their first job.  Check out all of our episodes on Want To Talk Oceans? Join the...

August 27, 2021

SUFB 1202: Collaboration over competition for the ocean

I have been reflecting on the subject of collaboration as I work on a special project for this podcast (the project will be released next week!). Collaboration is a term and major theme of the project; however, over the past 6 years I noticed that...

August 25, 2021

SUFB 1201: Drones illegally flown over marine mammals in British Columbia, Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) Whale Protection Program has several investigations open of illegal drone activity along the southern shores of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  The drones are being flown near marine mammals...

August 23, 2021

SUFB 1200: Climate Justice for Pacific Island States with Tuna

I speak to Dr. Johann Bell from Conservation International on today's episode to discuss a Climate Justice example in the Pacific Islands.  Many small islands states in the Pacific received a majority of their revenue from fishing licenses from...

August 20, 2021

SUFB 1199: When COVID hit, some people turned to the ocean for food

COVID caused a lot of disruption in the form of shutdowns, but something that was always available in North America was grocery stores. However, there were some small island states such as Cape Eleuthera that did not know if their food was coming via...

August 18, 2021

SUFB 1198: Prioritizing Climate Change Policies during the next election

Canada is about to have a federal election in September 20th. The election was called during a time when we are entering the 4th wave of a pandemic; major forest fires are happening on the West Coast (and around the world); and, parts of Canada are...

August 16, 2021

SUFB 1197: Havoc, the beluga whale, dies at Mystic Aquarium after being transferred from Marineland

Dr. Naomi Rose joins me on the podcast with an interesting story that resulted in the death of a recently transferred beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The beluga whale named Havoc was transferred from the troublesome Marineland located in...

August 13, 2021

SUFB 1196: Is an Electric Vehicle or Combustion Vehicle Better For The Environment?

Trying to buy environmentally beneficial products is not as easy as you would think it is. Companies will always try to save money that may compromise the overall environmental benefit of the product. For example, selling vegan food in a plastic...

August 11, 2021

SUFB 1195: Grassroots Marine Conservation with Surfrider

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, to catch up from our last conversation on the changes and growth that the Surfrider Foundation has undergone over the past five years.  Chad and I discuss how...

August 09, 2021

SUFB 1194: Tracking beluga and narwhal whales from space

You would think that we would know more information about whales because they are so big; however, that is not the case. There are many information gaps in what we know about whales, especially whales that leave in extreme climates like the...