Episodes

Are celebrities contributing too much Greenhouse gases via their private jet flights?

Aug. 3, 2022

A news article revealed that Kylie Jenner uses her private jet to fly 17 minutes to do daily chores such as grocery shopping to avoid traffic in LA. A sustainability firm based in the UK dug deeper to produce a list of the w…

Do Greenland sharks frequent the Caribbean Sea?

Aug. 1, 2022

A Greenland shark was found in the Caribbean Sea, surprising the science world and it begs the overall question: Have they always been there? But more research is needed to answer a number of questions. It also reminds us al…

Where to find local scientists to follow to find out information on science and conservation issues

July 29, 2022

Three episodes ago, I discussed how to speak up for the ocean if you are not a scientist. I suggested following specific scientists on social media to get accurate and recent science and conservation information. I had a few…

Discovery puts man in a clear plastic tub in the ocean; attracts big white shark; and, is surprised when the shark bites the clear tub to grab the human

July 27, 2022

Every year I go into Shark Week with a positive mindset in hope that it will provide some great programs and some great cinematography and I would like to hope that it won't play into the fear-mongering, but that was not the…

Shark Week is a great time to discuss shark science and conservation...here's how

July 25, 2022

Shark week is back and over this week you will see some great shots of different species of sharks and some interesting behaviours, but you probably won't see much talk on the conservation of sharks and you might hear some m…

Use these 3 steps to speak up for the ocean if you are not a scientist

July 20, 2022

Science plays an important part in understanding the trends in the ocean whether they are positive or negative and scientists also are critical in communicating their work so people can be aware of the trends, but people thi…

Can the Mississippi Delta be re-engineered to save it?

July 18, 2022

The Mississippi Delta is one powerful river that drains a large portion of the rivers in the US and two provinces in Canada, yet there are few people who know how powerful the river can be and how the land at the mouth of th…

Are people learning to love sharks so much that they could harm them

July 15, 2022

Sharks have had a bad reputation for decades that have lead to their harm and lack of protection for a long time, but more videos and articles are surfacing that include love for sharks. But could all of this love be dangero…

Lessons in science communication that I learned from Forrest Galante

July 13, 2022

I recently had the opportunity to interview wildlife science communicator, Forrest Galante, for my other podcast I cohost called Beyond Jaws and during the interview Forrest taught me a lot about being a science communicator…

4 Reasons why the Biden administration should not expand offshore drilling

July 11, 2022

There is a huge push to move away from fossil fuels and move toward renewable energy to help reduce climate change, but politicians and the fossil fuel industry are always pushing for more oil and gas drilling to help the ec…

Recent government decisions on environmental protections got you down? Here are some careers that can help you make changes.

July 8, 2022

Government decisions whether they are from the courts, congress, senate, or the white house can inspire people to take up the arm of conservation by seeking out a job and building a career to protect the environment, but goi…

Supreme Court says EPA cannot regulate carbon emissions in new ruling

July 6, 2022

The US Democrats have control of Congress, the senate, and the white house and they are all on the same page about climate action, but the US Supreme Court is Republican-dominated and they have made a decision that undermine…

Nickel mine in New Caledonia gets financial investment from Tesla and local ownership

July 4, 2022

I've done some work with mining companies in Ontario before as I would run studies to ensure the companies were not harming the surrounding water bodies, but during my time as a private consultant, I heard some really bad st…

Marine Conservation needs to focus on empowering and including coastal communities to achieve success

July 1, 2022

When I grew up, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I had this dream that I would work in a small Pacific Islands doing marine science and conservation, but that was probably a form of parachute science and that can hurt mari…

Speaking Up For The Ocean is hard somedays especially when human rights are at stake

June 29, 2022

As long as I can remember protecting the ocean has always been my number one priority Ocean conservation and the action takes time and work from many different fields and it requires the dedication of many men and women from…

Canada is banning single-use plastic as soon as December 2022

June 27, 2022

We have a plastic pollution problem in this world and we can't solve it unless countries put in policies to ban single-use plastics, but what will a ban look like. In this episode, I am going to describe how Canada is going …

SciComm: How will you get started?

June 22, 2022

There need to be more conversations about the ocean on the web and there are plenty of opportunities to start your science communication journey, but people still aren't getting started. Therefore, I am going to tell you the…

Restoring oyster beds, seagrass, and salt marshes together is better than restoring only one type of habitat

June 20, 2022

There are many coastal areas that have been degraded to the point that restoration is necessary, but restoration can be very expensive and is often focused on 1 type of habitat. Therefore, restoration specialists and conserv…

Will the ocean lead fashion into a new era with products made from invasive species and kelp?

June 17, 2022

Everyone loves fashion and loves to look good when they go out. Many people follow the term "Look good, feel good." But today's fashion comes at an environmental cost/price and therefore, it needs to change to more sustainab…

The Ocean is speaking and it sounds like Harrison Ford

June 13, 2022

Protecting and conserving the ocean seems to take a back seat to other issues when talking about priorities. For example, in Canada, politicians want to protect the economy more than the environment because it has a higher p…

What it means to be in a generational fisheries family

June 10, 2022

The last part of my 3-part series interviewing fishers from the East Coast of Canada takes me to a conversation I had with Gordon Beaton who has fished along Canada's East Coast for his entire life. His uncle was a fisher an…

Oceans Week: What it's like to fish in Eastern Canada over the past 40 years

June 9, 2022

I continue my series of speaking to fishers from the East Coast of Canada to get to know their challengers and why fishing is such a big part of their lives. Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers me…

Oceans Day: Oceans Sound (Replay)

June 8, 2022

Happy Oceans Day!!! As promised in the last episode, here is the entire audio piece created by Michelle Amor. Enjoy!

The life of a lobster fisher with Carl Allen

June 7, 2022

I had the opportunity to sit down with Carl Allen to discuss what life was like as a lobster fisher in Eastern Canada.  Carl told me how young he was when he started fishing and how his life is all about fishing.  He also di…