Episodes

Words matter in Science Communication

March 11, 2022

Science communication is an important part of marine conservation. I dedicated my career to SciComm because I feel that telling the public of what is happening to the Ocean is crucial to changing behaviours to live for a bet…

How to interpret marine science studies

March 9, 2022

Marine science papers can be hard to interpret if you are not a scientist so I decided to take you through how to interpret them and where there could be some room for error. You may or may not have read a marine science jou…

An example of fisheries collaboration between Indigenous fishers, academia, and commercial fishers

March 7, 2022

The relationship between Indigenous people and the government of Canada is terrible. the relationship with Indigenous people and commercial fishers is also terrible, especially over the past couple of years when the Mi'kmaq …

A one week break

March 1, 2022

I know you were expecting an episode on Marine Science and Conservation today; however, I am quite distracted by the news of the invasion of Ukraine this past week. I don't feel very inspired to podcast after watching the vi…

Why we need gender equality in the seafood industry

Feb. 25, 2022

Julie Kuchepatov is seeking to fight gender inequality within the seafood industry. She launched the Conch podcast where she interviews women at various levels of the seafood supply chain to tell their stories and show how w…

How to choose a citizen science program

Feb. 23, 2022

In the last episode, I talked about a citizen science project in the Southern Atlantic Ocean targeted at recreational fishers. I'm sure some of you wanted to join that program because let's face it, it was a fun program that…

Argentina sport fishers help protect sharks through citizen science

Feb. 21, 2022

Sharks in the southern Atlantic ocean are being protected through a citizen science program with sport fishers who regularly target sharks. Why is this a big deal you ask? Previous to this program, sport fishers were killing…

Help stop a cruise line pier in Cozumel, Mexico

Feb. 18, 2022

A megaproject is proposed to move forward to build an 800 metre long pier for the island of Cozumel to accommodate four more cruise lines per day (in addition to the current 3 cruise lines per day). The pier will also be des…

Did the Ocean Clean Up Project publish a staged video of it cleaning up plastic from the ocean?

Feb. 16, 2022

The Ocean Clean Up Project recently released a video showing a trawl net releasing plastic pollution that it supposedly hauled from the ocean and released on the deck of a shipping vessel. However, there seemed to be some th…

How do YOU balance the progressive versus the excessive lifestyle

Feb. 15, 2022

I saw a video today about how the generation known as Generation Z is battling two different lifestyles. There is the progressive lifestyle that is led by the likes of people like Greta Thunberg and there is the excessive li…

Aquaculture in 2022 - What you need to know

Feb. 11, 2022

Are you wondering whether you should eat aquacultured seafood products? People seem to be down on aquaculture stating that there are many environmental issues. They aren't wrong as issues such as feed for the animals, risk o…

SUFB 1268: Do you consider sustainability as part of success in life?

Feb. 9, 2022

How do you define success? People often consider success as making a certain amount of money, having a family, and/or accomplishing specific goals in life. However, have you ever considered your sustainability as a measureme…

SUFB 1267: 100,000 dead fish at sea by second largest trawler

Feb. 7, 2022

Last week, we saw what really happens at sea with industrialized fishing. 100,000 dead fish were discarded from a net and floating on the ocean taking up 3,000 square meters (32,300 square feet) in size.  The fish were disca…

SUFB 1266: Fighting to reduce Plastic Oceans in Canada with Natasha Tucker

Feb. 4, 2022

I found out about an organization in Canada that works with students, teachers, and volunteers to clean up plastics along beaches and wetlands and help reduce the amount of single-use plastics in Canada.  You just know I had…

1265: Orcas helped whalers to hunt blue whales

Feb. 2, 2022

In the last episode, I talked about the strategies, that were observed by marine mammal researchers, of orcas demonstrated to hunt blue whales in NSW, Australia.  After publishing the episode, an audience member reached out …

SUFB 1264: Orcas killing blue whales

Jan. 31, 2022

Scientists recently observed three separate hunting events of orcas against blue whales. Two hunting events were in 2019 (16 days apart) and the last event was in 2021. The first event was on a healthy individual.  The scien…

SUFB 1263: Blue carbon through ocean art

Jan. 28, 2022

Blue carbon could possibly be a term that is the least known in conservation by the public. It's an important term that has many positive outcomes for the ocean and our planet.  Rosie Sherwood is an artist who would like mor…

SUFB 1262: Bleached reefs can still support nutritious fish

Jan. 26, 2022

A study based in Seychelles found that there some fish species will remain on a reef after the corals have bleached, which could help maintain fisheries and some form of nutrition for humans.  Coral reefs are at risk from or…

SUFB 1261: A new Gentoo penguin colony discovered by Greenpeace with help from climate change

Jan. 24, 2022

A Greenpeace research vessel discovered a new colony of Gentoo penguins in Antarctica. It is the only colony that has been detected this far south on the icy continent. It's an important discovery because Gentoo penguins pre…

SUFB 1260: Can media headlines affect motivation on climate change?

Jan. 21, 2022

There was a headline on Rollingstone magazine (link below) that mentioned the Doomsday Glacier was on the verge of melting. The headline didn't make me feel good about where we were at on reducing climate change, but it also…

SUFB 1259: How Pharmaceuticals are affecting water quality

Jan. 19, 2022

Did you ever wonder what happens to your pee and poo after you flush the toilet? I bet you never thought you would read those words on this podcast, but the fact of the matter is our water quality is dependent on how well ou…

SUFB 1258: Undersea Volcano erupts near Tonga affecting nearby islands

Jan. 17, 2022

You likely heard of the undersea volcano that erupted in the South Pacific near the island of Tonga as it was all over the news. The eruption reached 20 km in the air and the blast was visible from space. Unfortunately, the …

SUFB 1257: Are your coffee pods recyclable in your area?

Jan. 14, 2022

Coffee pods are popular in most households. You can make any type of coffee quickly without any mess of having to take teaspoon measurements of the coffee beans and pour them into the coffee-maker. All you have to do is pop …

SUFB 1256: Invasive species arriving in Antarctica buy boats

Jan. 12, 2022

Is visiting the Antarctic on your bucket list? If so, you may want to take the right boat to get there.  PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge, Arlie McCarthy, wrote a great piece that we should all be talking about …