Episodes

SUFB 1111: The US Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord

Jan. 25, 2021

The new President of the United States, Joe Biden, was sworn into office on Thursday, January 20th. One of his first orders of business was to sign an Executive Order for the US to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord as he promi…

SUFB 1110: Conservation Through Changing The Way We Behave

Jan. 22, 2021

I am joined by Dr. Steve Box from Rare who tells me about how their Fish Forever Program works with local communities (ex. Fisheries communities) around the tropics to work with them to change their behaviours through action…

SUFB 1109: Rare Beaked Whales Sighted In South China Sea

Jan. 20, 2021

The documentation of the distribution of any ocean species is critical to knowing the health of the species global and regional populations. That is why the sighting of 3 beaked whales in the South China Sea by beaked whale …

SUFB 1108: Indian Radio Station Informs Fishing Community

Jan. 18, 2021

A former fisher launched a local radio station in Pambna Island, India to keep the fishing community informed of marine issues, women's roles in fisheries, and remembering major fishing events.  The radio station is effectiv…

SUFB 1107: New Coral Mapping Of Live Corals In Hawai'i Can Lead Toward Better Management

Jan. 15, 2021

The key to protecting coral reefs or any ocean habitat is effective management, but you can't have effective management without good data that cover large areas. Oftentimes, your funding or the technology, or both will limit…

SUFB 1106: A Very Bad Word Was Written On The Back Of A Manatee

Jan. 13, 2021

The word "TRUMP" was written on the back of a Manatee to the outrage of many people around the world.  The political war going on between Trump supporters and the House/Senate last week spilled over to the environment as a m…

SUFB 1105: One Dead And One Injured Fisherman In The Fight To Fish For Totoaba

Jan. 11, 2021

A clash between fishermen and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) lead to one dead and one injured after the SSCS ship collided with the fishermen's panga boat and split it in two.  Reports of the incident differ on…

SUFB 1104: The Ocean Of The Decade For Sustainable Development

Jan. 8, 2021

January 1st, 2021 marked the first day of the UN's Decade of the Ocean, where every country will participate to launch programs and collect data to better understand how humans interact with the Ocean and determine how we ca…

SUFB 1103: Build A SciComm Business For A Better Ocean

Jan. 6, 2021

As I prepare for the Mindful Conservation Conference talk that I will be putting on, I think about how I would tell someone who would like to start a SciComm Business the steps it would take to be on the path to success.  I …

SUFB 1102: Sustainable Funding To Live For A Better Ocean

Jan. 4, 2021

There are many problems facing the Ocean today: Overfishing, plastic pollution, climate change are just a few of the major ones. However, there are solutions that are currently being implemented and working in particular par…

SUFB 1101: Podcast Goals For 2021

Dec. 30, 2020

Every year, I like to set goals for 2021. I may not get to all of them, but I like to set up a list of goals to strive to achieve. In today's episode, I will go over the goals that I set out for 2021. Here is a list: 1) More…

SUFB 1100: Top 5 Episodes Of 2020

Dec. 28, 2020

FINALLY, 2020 is nearing an end!!! There is hope in the new year from the beginning of the UN's Decade of the Ocean to a new eco-friendlier Presidential Administration.  However, we can't have a better future until we learn …

SUFB 1099: Sustainable Clothing For The Ocean

Dec. 25, 2020

The last part of my conversation with Cait Mizzi involves how to be more ethically- and environmentally-mindful when it comes to your wardrobe. The Fashion industry has been known to have some pretty low standards in develop…

SUFB 1098: Eliminating Wasteful Products For A Better Ocean

Dec. 23, 2020

Cait Mizzi joins me again for our second part of our conversation on trying to lead a life with less waste. We discuss products that we use every day that come in bad packaging and how I would like to reduce the number of re…

SUFB 1097: How To Buy Food And Eat It To Live For A Better You And A Better Ocean

Dec. 21, 2020

We strive to live for a better Ocean because it makes our planet healthier. We eat nutritious food because it makes us healthier. Can we have both? Sure. We just need to make a few changes and that can be more difficult than…

SUFB 1096: Baikal Seals Eat Amphipods With Modified Teeth

Dec. 18, 2020

Baikal seals in Russia using baleen-like teeth to eat small crustaceans called amphipods to account for 20% of their diets in the freshwater lake, Baikal Lake. Register for the Mindful Conservation Conference:  Want To Tal…

SUFB 1095: The Importance Of Speaking To Elected Officials About Climate Change With Jasmine Sanders Part 2

Dec. 16, 2020

This is the second part of my two-part interview with Jasmine Sanders, Executive Director of Our Climate, an organization that mobilizes youth to speak to elected officials about science-based, climate policy for a livable w…

SUFB 1094: Speaking Up For Our Climate With Jasmine Sanders, Part 1

Dec. 14, 2020

Jasmine Sanders is the Executive Director of Our Climate, an organization that mobilizes young people to educate elected officials on science-based, equitable climate policy solutions that build a livable world, and she join…

SUFB 1093: New B-Corp And Update On Local Conservation Issue

Dec. 11, 2020

In my quest to become more sustainable, I've discovered companies that are registered B-Corporations. These corporations strive to be socially, economically and environmentally ethical with their business. The businesses usu…

SUFB 1092: Small Reef Fish Learn To Domesticate Shrimp To Farm Algae

Dec. 9, 2020

Have you ever looked at your dog and wonder "How would you ever survive in the wild?!" I know my dogs are super spoiled and would not survive long in the wild even though they still have their predator instincts. Imagine wha…

SUFB 1091: A Little Red Seaweed Could Help Reduce Cow Burps By 90%

Dec. 7, 2020

When I found out that cow burps were partly responsible for climate change, I wasn't happy at all. I love my steak dinners and beef tenderloin. However, over the past few years, I have been transitioning towards a more plant…

SUFB 1090: My Thoughts On #BlackInMarineScienceWeek

Dec. 4, 2020

This week was #BlackInMarineScienceWeek and it was a wonderful week to be introduced to marine scientists from all over the world who are black. These marine scientists may have felt excluded from the traditionally white, ma…

SUFB 1089: Growing Up As A Black Marine Scientist With Carlee Jackson, Dr. Camille Gaynus, And Alex Troutman...And Their Moms, Part 2

Dec. 2, 2020

In the second installment of my interview with three black marine scientists (and co-organizers of #BlackInMarineScienceWeek) join me and their Moms to discuss how they grew up wanting to be Marine Scientists.  This part of …

SUFB 1088: Growing Up As A Black Marine Scientist With Carlee Jackson, Camille Gaynus, Alex Troutman and Their Moms!

Nov. 30, 2020

This week we are celebrating Black In Marine Science Week so that we can show that there are many Black Marine Scientists who need to be recognized and identified.  On today's episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podca…