Episodes

SUFB 498: Government Of Canada Prioritizing Right Whale Protection Over Fishing Community?

July 8, 2018

Last year, the North Atlantic Right Whale population lost 19 individuals in the US and Canada due to ship strikes and/or fish gear entanglement. It was a surprise in Canada as Right Whales sightings were rare in the Gulf of …

SUFB 497 Season 2 Episode 12: Reflections On IMCC5

July 7, 2018

After 2 years of preparing, making travel arrangements, preparing presentations, renting podcasting equipment, getting vaccinations and finally, attending the conference...IMCC5 is officially over.  Before I spend my time lo…

SUFB 496 Season 2 Episode 11: Helping To Manage The Lionfish Invasion Through Jewelry with Phil Karp

July 6, 2018

Lionfish have invaded most, if not all, of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the Southeast Atlantic Ocean. They have become a huge problem for fishing communities and tourist industries.  There are many peop…

SUFB 495 Season 2 Episode 10: Plastic Pollution Change with Dr. Judith Weis

July 5, 2018

Dr. Judith Weis and I got to sit down face to face at IMCC5 to discuss an ongoing conversation we have had for about a month online. The conversation centred around plastic pollution and the way we are trying to deal with th…

SUFB 494 Season 2 Episode 9: Part 2 COMPASS The Art Of Story Telling

July 4, 2018

This is Part 2 of the COMPASS "The Art Of Story Telling" Workshop at IMCC5, where 9 people attended a pre-conference workshop on how to communicate their own science and conservation to the public.  I talk to more of the wor…

SUFB 493 Season 2 Episode 8: Part 1 COMPASS The Art Of Story Telling

July 1, 2018

COMPASS is a communication organization that helps scientists tell the public their research through engaging ways. They held a 2-day pre-conference workshop at IMCC5 with 9 delegates. I had a chance to sit down with some of…

SUFB 492 Season 2 Episode 7: Make For The Planet With Alex Dehgan

June 30, 2018

Alex Deghan, Founding Director of , joins me on the podcast at IMCC5 in Kuching, Malaysia. Alex uses Conservation X Labs to create competitions in different parts of the world to put ideas into practice that solve conservati…

SUFB 491 Season 2 Episode 6: Part 2 - MPA Standards with Nina Bohla and Lance Morgan

June 29, 2018

As I continue to post from IMCC5, I had the chance to sit down with Nina Bohla (UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre) and Lance Morgan (Marine Conservation Institute) to discuss the IUCN Marine Protected Area (MPA) Stan…

SUFB 490 Season 2 Episode 5: IUCN MPA Standards With Angelo Villagomez

June 28, 2018

The IUCN has launched a new document about Marine Protected Area (MPA) Standards to help redefine what an MPA is. Why is this important? It's because the world needs to protect 10% of biodiversity by the year 2020 according …

SUFB 489 Season 2 Episode 4: Project Seagrass Team Getting Seagrass Part of the Conservation Conversation

June 27, 2018

Today's episode of the Speak Up For Blue Podcast has me talking to 3/4 of the Project Seagrass Team. We discuss all things seagrass and how the team is trying to get Seagrass part of the Conservation Conversation. Seagrass a…

SUFB 488 Season 2 Episode 3: IMCC5 Conference Exhibitors From Malaysia, Bangladesh and the UK

June 26, 2018

The International Marine Conservation Congress is known for having great exhibitors that have booths in the main hall of the conference. It gives a chance for each organization to discuss the great things that they are doing…

SUFB 487 Season 2 Episode 2: The International Marine Kids Conference With Patrick Goff

June 24, 2018

I welcome back Patrick Goff to the podcast to discuss why and how the International Marine Kids Conference is happening. We talk about what the kids will do during this week and how they will be integrating with scientists t…

SUFB 486 Season 2 Episode 1: Kuching Cat Museum, Goals For IMCC5 With Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network Hosts

June 23, 2018

I am very pleased to present the first episode for the International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Malaysia.  Everyday until June 29th, I will be publishing a podcast summarizing the highlights of the day as well …

SUFB 485: How To Prepare For Marine Conservation Conferences

June 22, 2018

As you are listening to this episode, I am just arriving to Kuching, Malaysia for the International Marine Conservation Congress (5). I have to admit that I am getting pretty excited for the trip and to see great friends and…

SUFB 484: Squid And Bacteria With Sarah McAnulty

June 20, 2018

Sarah McAnulty joins me on the podcast to continue with Cephalopod Week and discuss her research interest of Squid and Bacteria. Sarah is not only interested in the marine science and conservation of squid and the rest of Ce…

SUFB 483: Maine Lobster Hit By Tariffs; Giant Cuttlefish Bring In The Tourism Money; and, Are MPAs Working?

June 18, 2018

Three stories for today include , and . Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast to get updates on IMCC5 happenings at the end of this week and next week. Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our .  I wou…

SUFB 482: Cephalopod Week Kick Off With Paleontology and Cephalpods With Thomas Clements

June 15, 2018

It's Cephalopod Week (June 15th to June 22nd) so Speak Up For Blue will focus this week on all things Cephalopod.  In this episode, we chat with Thomas Clements, who just passed his defence for his PhD, about how Cephalopods…

SUFB 481: Business Innovation For The Ocean: The Bad, The Good and The Artsy

June 13, 2018

I focus on how businesses are approaching Marine Conservation in this episode. our three stories cover different ways businesses are adapting to changing times. Our first story is about two businesses who make it easier and …

SUFB 480: If A Marine Protected Area Is Designated, But It Doesn't Have A Management Plan, Is It Still Protected?

June 11, 2018

Three stories I'm covering today: 1) ; 2) ; and, 3) . Enjoy the Podcast!!! Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our .  I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the to chime in. Do you know w…

SUFB 479: Bringing Conservation Heroes To Light

June 8, 2018

or going to Over 100 people working on the conservation of animals and the environment are killed around the world every year just for doing their job. Many more work under the threat of harm, persecution, or death. Jairo M…

SUFB 478: Seagrass Spotter App With Dr. Richard Unsworth

June 6, 2018

The Project Seagrass Team has a purpose to map the world's seagrass distribution. Not an easy task, so they are asking for your help as well as everyone else to help achieve their goal.  They developed a tool called the Seag…

SUFB 477: Plastic Free Suggestions For The G7 Countries; Adaptation to Sea Level Rise; and, 1500 Dolphins Play With Baby Humpback

June 4, 2018

This episode I discuss how 33 environmental and civil society groups want . I also discuss an opinion piece written on CNN's website about how . I cap off the episode with a highlight in the Ocean near Monterey Bay, where E…

SUFB 476: Marine Mammals Behaviour In Captivity; People Want Lolita To Be Released; and, Guy Poses With Sharks - Reaction

June 1, 2018

I originally had a plan to have the Marin eConservation Happy Hour Crew, so we did a Facebook Live in the Speak Up For Blue Group; however, we had a problem with the audio recording and none of it could be used.  So I re-rec…

SUFB 475: Florida Land Based Shark Fishing Policy Changes With Dr. David Shiffman

May 30, 2018

Dr. David Shiffman stops by the podcast to discuss something that is very important to him and to sharks in Florida State Waters. He talks to us about Land based shark fishing in Florida and how the State is considering poli…