Episodes

SUFB 522: New Dolphin Hybrid Species Discovered Off The Coast Of Hawai'i

Aug. 1, 2018

In cool ocean news, Scientists at Cascadia Research Collective have discovered a new dolphin hybrid species off the coast of the Kauai, Hawai'i. The hybrid was the product of a melon-headed-dolphin and a rough-toothed dolphi…

SUFB 521: FINALLY!!! Mainstream Media Is Showing The Criticism Of The Ocean Clean Up Project

July 31, 2018

I talked about how the Marine Conservation Community views Boyan Slant's Ocean Clean Up project before and I even touched on my frustrations as to how mainstream media outlets haven't shown the criticisms to their audience. …

SUFB 520: The Benefit Of The Jairo Mora Sandoval Award

July 30, 2018

Patima Tungpuchayalkul was this year's awardee for the Jairo Mora Sandoval Award at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5). Patima was given the award for the work she has done freeing fisheries slaves in Sou…

SUFB 519: Mass Sea Turtle Mortality In Southwest Florida Due To Red Tide

July 29, 2018

Sea Turtle populations are endangered for all 7 species and there are groups working very hard to ensure their survival; however, a summer red tide event in Southwest Florida is causing high mortality on Sea Turtles that are…

SUFB 518: Nassau Grouper Population On The Rise In Cayman Islands and This Is Why

July 28, 2018

Nassau Grouper populations have been dwindling since the 1950s and the fisheries collapsed in 1990. Since then, marine scientists and conservationists have been working tirelessly to try and revive the fishery.  Island natio…

SUFB 517: NACCB Highlights

July 27, 2018

The North American Congress for Conservation Biology happened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past week and I had the honour of attending. The conference was mostly focused on terrestrial research and conservation; however,…

SUFB 516: California Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Pre-1990 Levels

July 26, 2018

If California can reduce its Greenhouse Gas emissions to pre-1990 levels, then why can't other states/provinces and countries do it as well. We are in a time where we need to make changes to our energy uses and California ha…

SUFB 515: NO! Banning Plastic Straws Will Not Save The Ocean

July 25, 2018

There is a huge movement to ban plastic straws in cities across North America and other places in the world; however, some people have been pointing out that it will not save the Ocean.  An article was recently published in …

SUFB 514: Why Are There So Many Great Whites In Northern California with Dr. Dave Ebert

July 24, 2018

Great White Sharks are the species that EVERYONE wants to know about. We know Shark Week loves their Great White Sharks, but I find they always cover the same kind of thing. So I thought that I would ask my buddy Dr. Dave Eb…

SUFB 513: Finding New Sharks In Sri Lanka with Dr. Dave Ebert

July 23, 2018

As Shark Week is on it's way, I thought it would be great to get our friend of the podcast, Dr. Dave Ebert (aka @lostsharkguy) on the podcast to discuss his journey to the wonderful island of Sri Lanka to discover more shark…

SUFB 512: 30th Anniversary of Shark Week Kickoff with Dr. David Shiffman

July 22, 2018

Shark Week has been running for 29 years and this year will be its 30th year running as it had educated, inspired, scared and trick many people over its tenure. Shark Week seeks to educate and entertain; however, 3 years ago…

SUFB 511: Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group Works To Help Solve Watersport Incidences With Sea Turtles

July 21, 2018

One of the great things about the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group is that people who are facing marine science and conservation problems can post in the group and other people (scientists/conservationists) can provide some …

SUFB 510: Florida Fish And Wildlife Commission Request Proposals To Limit Land-Based Shark Fisheries

July 20, 2018

The Florida Fisheries and Wildlife Commission decided in April to consider limiting Land-based shark fisheries occurring along its coasts in order to protect swimmers and sharks alike. The initiation of this policy change ca…

SUFB 509: Scientist Discovers Hermaphrodite Sharks Off East Coast Of India

July 19, 2018

Alissa Barnes of the Dakshin Foundation discovered 7 hermaphrodite bigeye houndsharks of the East Coast of India at a Port of Odhisa during a survey of fishers. The survey was to determine whether a gear change was the cause…

SUFB 508: We Need To Talk About What Happened At A Recent Conference

July 18, 2018

Conferences in the Marine Science and Conservation fields are super important in sharing information, establishing collaborations, networking for your career and your work; however, conferences for some have been a nightmare…

SUFB 507: Columbian Army Dispatched To Protect Black Land Crab In Providencia

July 17, 2018

The Columbian government have dispatches the army to protect migrating Black Land Crabs who travel to the coast from the dry, dense forests on the Island of Providencia to lay eggs and where the larvae develop in the Ocean f…

SUFB 506: Illegal Fishing Detected In Mediterranean MPAs

July 16, 2018

Oceana has written a report blasting countries such as Italy, France, Malta and Greece for not enforcing fisheries regulations. The report called out Italy, specifically because they allowed over 10,000 hours of trawling in …

SUFB 505: Working Toward Decolonizing Marine Conservation

July 15, 2018

Basten Gokkon wrote a great article on Mongabay News that was an interview with one of the plenary speakers at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) in Kuching, Malaysia. the presenter is named John Aini, wh…

SUFB 504: Nurse Sharks and Common Sense 101

July 14, 2018

Nurse sharks have been in the news lately, but not for good reasons. There have been two incidents in the recent weeks that have been published where two people have been bitten by nurse sharks.  The first person was feeding…

SUFB 503: Whale Watchers Criticize Canadian Government On Orca Viewing Distance of 200m

July 13, 2018

The Canadian Government recently implemented a 200 m minimum distance for any ship in the area of Orcas. They also chopped the Chinook Salmon quota by 35%. The government is doing this because the Southern Resident Orca popu…

SUFB 502: Scott Pruitt Out As EPA Chief Administrator

July 12, 2018

We all dreamed about this day, but now that Scott Pruitt has resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is it really what we want? As Scott Pruitt leaves office, Andrew Wheeler replaces him. Unfortunat…

SUFB 501: 10 Years of SciComm with Dr. Andrew Thaler Part 2

July 11, 2018

The Second Part of my conversation with Andrew Thaler on the last 10 years of Marine Science and Conservation Communication.  If you are someone who has been doing SciComm in the same field, how have you noticed the field ha…

SUFB 500: 500th Episode and 10 Years Of SciComm with Dr. Andrew Thaler

July 10, 2018

500 EPISODES!!! I can't believe the time has finally come where the Speak Up For Blue Podcast has reached 500 episodes!!! What do I do to celebrate? I announce that I will be posting from 3 times a week to 7 times a week. Mo…

SUFB 499: Global Whale Shark Study Reveals Preferred Habitat

July 9, 2018

A global whale shark study that used bathymetry (depth profiles), as a way to identify potential favourite habitats, along with whale shark sightings revealed a preferred habitat for the largest fish in the sea.  Whale shark…