Episodes

Oceans Week: How you should approach it

June 6, 2022

There seems to be a day for everything these days and the oceans have a day as well, June 8th. It's a time for us to think about why we love the ocean so much and how we can better protect. There are celebrations, conference…

Can you get a job in Marine Conservation with a Psychology degree?

June 3, 2022

There are many people that want to work in Marine Conservation, but not everyone has a degree in Marine Biology or another type of science degree; however, you don't need to be a scientist to help protect the ocean. There ar…

ExxonMobil will finally have to face charges in Massachusetts for misleading the public on Climate Change

June 1, 2022

There are studies that have revealed that oil companies like ExxonMobil have spent billions of dollars on campaigns that involved misleading the public on Climate Change and one Attorney General brought charges against the o…

Marineland continues to conduct illegal whale and dolphin shows in Canada

May 30, 2022

Laws in Canada make sure that marine theme parks such as Marineland cannot acquire new cetaceans (Whales or Dolphins) and they were amended in 2019 to ensure that whales and dolphins do not perform in their entertainment sho…

Are you focused on the best ways to help protect the Ocean?

May 27, 2022

There are many of you (including myself) that would like to help protect the ocean and we tend to fantasize ways in which we can help, but there are times when we are not focusing on the best ways we can all protect the ocea…

Why Sharks Really Matter with Dr. David Shiffman

May 25, 2022

Sharks are an iconic ocean animal that can strike fear and wonder in anyone that sees them and they are one of those animals that everyone would like to protect; but, most shark populations around the world have experienced …

BIPOC Marine scientist team gets thrown out of Marriott hotel for asking staff to clean her room

May 23, 2022

Equity, diversity, and inclusion has been the focus of many organizations in marine science and conservation and outside of the field for a number of years and there has been some small steps in the right direction made, but…

Turning the tide on Climate Change

May 20, 2022

Climate change has been deemed the biggest threat in the world by many scientists, conservationists, industries, governments, and militaries around the world and countries have made international pledges in the form of treat…

3 ways to reduce single-use plastics

May 18, 2022

In the last episode, I talked about a new enzyme that can breakdown plastics in days instead of centuries and it seems very promising, but we know that it is not the complete solution and people will continue to use single-u…

An enzyme that breaks down plastics faster will not completely solve our plastic pollution problem

May 16, 2022

A new enzyme that can break down plastics in a matter of days and not centuries is giving people hope that we can still use plastics and not have to worry about the reduction, but the solution will only take care of a small …

Failure in marine science and conservation can lead to better protections

May 13, 2022

Marine science and conservation has proven to help the ocean in many cases when things are done properly, but not all of it works; therefore, methods need to adapt and build on past failures.   In this episode, I will be tal…

How Podcasts can help scientists and conservationists connect with the public to help them live for a better ocean

May 11, 2022

There are many issues that are facing this world that have science-based solutions that are not getting solved and it's because people are taking swipes at scientists in every field, but is it because scientists and conserva…

Climate change consequences lead to low lake levels in Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin affecting the drinking water supply for over 20 million people

May 9, 2022

Climate change consequences have been talked about for decades and people have been ignoring them, but know those consequences are happening and people are paying the price; therefore, it's time to talk about their impact an…

Why you should seek jobs over internships

May 6, 2022

It is really difficult to find a job in marine science and conservation lately so many early career scientists search for internships before full time or temporary jobs, but is an internship in their best interest? I am a hu…

How to speak on complicated issues your audience

May 4, 2022

Science Communication is one of the most important parts of conservation as it is responsible for getting complex information to your audience, but people are used to simple sound bites rather than long explanations; therefo…

How Blue Foods are affected by climate change

May 2, 2022

Everyone loves food, you can tell by the number of restaurants that are in a city/town/village. There is a food network with chef battles and mouth-watering dishes. Many cultures use food as a way to socialize and build rela…

Organizations can move towards net zero

April 29, 2022

We own a lot of stuff and we love to buy stuff, but that stuff leads to a life of waste and builds on our impact on the oceans; therefore we need to move towards a net zero impact.   In today's episode, I am going to provide…

How you can leverage Earth Day activities into longer term action

April 27, 2022

Earth day has come and gone. It's a day to reflect on how we treat the planet and many people, workplaces, and so forth work to do a clean-up in parks or other areas within their communities, but does that do the trick? Is E…

How microplastics are being detected in our river systems

April 25, 2022

We know the problems that many of the common single-use plastics cause in the ocean and we also know that there are plenty of people working to create policies to ban these plastics, but there are more microplastics being us…

Yes, you can help change ocean policy

April 22, 2022

When you hear about the issues that are facing the ocean you want to help and you will do whatever you can to help the ocean, but sometimes your effort, although well intended, does not hit right; therefore, in this episode,…

Language influences the way we treat the environment

April 20, 2022

Governments at various levels have the authority to zone land for different purposes such as parks and commercial/residential zoning and the government departments will work together to provide the best outlook for the area,…

Arctic permafrost melting is shifting what the ocean bottom looks like

April 18, 2022

Countries first started to map the Arctic Ocean to show that their northern continental shelf extended far enough to lay claim to the world's northernmost oil deposits and it became a race for sovereignty, but researchers to…

How to get a Marine Biology job after graduating from college

April 15, 2022

Graduating with a Marine Biology degree is a great accomplishment and new graduates are ready to start looking for a job with eagerness, but they quickly realize that there aren't many jobs available for new graduates...with…

When will the marine mammal in captivity experiment be over?

April 13, 2022

Building a connection to the ocean is crucial to getting people interested in conserving the ocean. Marine theme parks that hold orcas, dolphins, seals, and sea lions are often advertised as ways to build the connection betw…