Episodes

SUFB 450: (Live) Is the Carbon Tax the Best Way To Reduce Carbon Emissions and Fight Climate Change

April 2, 2018

Today is a special episode, not necessarily because of the topic (Carbon Tax), but because I recorded the episode live in the Facebook Group. I did it for two reasons: 1) I want to have the podcast to include the members of …

SUFB 449: Half of Americans Don't Think Climate Change Is Affecting Them; Tabasco Losing Important Land; and, Sea Turtles Can Use Flippers For More Than Swimming

March 30, 2018

Today's Ocean Talk Friday includes these stories: 1) ; 2) ; 3)  Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts? Subscribe to and

SUFB 448: Studying Harbour Seal Behaviour with Shea Steingass

March 28, 2018

I am very happy to be discussing Harbour Seal behaviour with my new friend Shea Steingass who has the pleasure in conducting these captivating animals. She discusses how she uses stable isotope analysis using Harbour Seal wh…

SUFB 447: #YOSOYJAIRO

March 26, 2018

Today, I am talking about something really special to me and the conservation community at large. The Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award is given to a person who demonstrates bravery in the face of danger while conserving the…

SUFB 446: My Great Experience At Ocean Dot Comm 2018 - Ocean Talk Friday

March 23, 2018

Today's Ocean Talk Friday has me breaking down the everything that happened at OceanDotComm 2018. As many of you know, I spent a week at LUMCON (Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium) with over 40 other people who have ex…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 10: The Season Finale

March 20, 2018

Shea and I sit down to decompress and discuss the past four days at OceanDotComm 2018. We chat about we loved the challenge on taking on the Southern Louisiana Coastal Optimism project and incorporating it into the podcast. …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 9: How The Pointe-Au-Chien Tribe is Fighting For Their Land with Patty Ferguson

March 20, 2018

Patty Ferguson joins Shea on the podcast to discuss how the Pointe-Au-Chien Tribe is fighting to protect their land against coastal loss and for their tight to be federally recognized as a tribe. The federal recognition woul…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 8: How Educators in Southern Louisiana Adapt to Coastal Loss with Beth Guidry

March 20, 2018

Beth Guidry joins Shea on the podcast to discuss how she is dealing with the rapid coastal loss as an educator in Southern Louisiana. Beth tells Shea how her student's lives have changed based on the changes to the landscape…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 7: Fish Science Moves South With Dr. Solomon David

March 20, 2018

Dr. Solomon David joins me on the podcast to discuss his recent migration from Michigan to Southern Louisiana, where he is an Associate Professor at Nichols State University teaching and studying aquatic fisheries science. H…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 6: Settling in Southern Louisiana After Living in 32 States with Murt Conover

March 20, 2018

Murt Conover joins Shea on the podcast to discuss why Murt settled in Southern Louisiana for 20 years after she had lived in 32 states previously. There is something about this area that entices people to stay here for long …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 5: The Politics of a Changing Coast with Arlanda Williams

March 20, 2018

Arlanda Williams joins me on the podcast to discuss how local politics plays a role in protecting the people of Southern Louisiana. Arlanda serves as Vice Chair of the Terrebonne Parrish Council and is also a PhD candidate. …

SUFB Season 1 Ep4: Southern Louisiana Coastal Habitat Changes with Dr. Melissa Baustian

March 20, 2018

Dr. Melissa Baustian joins Shea on this episode of the season to tell us about the diverse coastal habitats within the Southern Louisiana Region to give us a sense of the changes that have occurred over the past century. You…

Season 1 Ep 3: SciComm Planning To Tell A Story With Shea Steingass

March 19, 2018

I am very pleased to introduce Shea Steingass to you as we collaborate to create a overall narrative of Coastal Optimism through a series of interviews with various members of the community in Southern Louisiana. All of the …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 2: OceanDotComm 2018 and the Theme Reveal with Dr. Craig McClain

March 19, 2018

Dr. Craig McClain is into Science Communication and when I say he is into SciComm, this is the man who created Deep Sea News, one of the first marine science blogs. Creating innovative science products is not new to Craig, s…

SUFB Season 1: Southern Louisiana Coastal Optimism

March 18, 2018

OceanDotComm18 is a new event that brings together 50 science communicators all walks of life and professions to discuss one single topic. There are many forms of science communication products that will be published by the …

SUFB 445: Birding For Seabirds with Alain Clavette

March 14, 2018

Alain Clavette, a CBC Radio host and avid birder, joins me on the podcast today to talk all about seabirds. We don't talk a lot about seabirds on this podcast because I don't know much about them; however, Alain does know ab…

SUFB 444: Thousands of Starfish Wash Ashore Dead in UK; Trump Admin Changing Silencing Science; and Emperor Penguins take selfie

March 12, 2018

On today's Ocean Update Episode I chat about why 1000s of starfish wash ashore dead along the UK coastline; why the Trump Administration is trying to silence scientists that want to alert the public about dramatic decreases …

SUFB 443: Sea Level Rise in SF Bay; Seafood Corps Pay for Conservation?; and, Scientists Not Eat Meat?

March 9, 2018

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on the podcast today for another episode of Ocean Talk Friday. We sit down to chat about Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay as well as how much of the land is sinking exacerbating the effect of …

SUFB 442: Diver Films Trash In Bali; India Natural Wastewater Treatment; and, Canada Sticks to Promises To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 7, 2018

No interview today (my apologies). Instead I cover some news items including a diver's video of underwater trash goes vital; an Indian natural wastewater treatment system treats 198 million gallons of water; and, Canada conf…

SUFB 441: The Climate Change Effect For Humans and Animals

March 5, 2018

I dive into what I like to Call the Climate Change Effect, which I define as how the world is adapting, or not adapting to climate change. I look at two real world examples covered in the Atlantic and the Verge to help you u…

SUFB 440: Get Started in SciComm...NOW!!!

March 2, 2018

This is a motivational rant to inspire you to get moving on your science communication efforts. The world needs more people to inspire the public to do better. Publications are just a tiny portion of SciComm since most peopl…

SUFB 439: SciComm and Climate Adaptation with Doug Parsons

Feb. 28, 2018

Doug Parsons, producer and host of the podcast America Adapts: A Climate Change Podcast, joins me on the podcast to discuss the importance of science communication and why he invited a climate change denier on his podcast. I…

SUFB 438: Debt Financing for MPAs; Fighting Pseudoscience with SciComm; and, Belugas Alter Feeding Behaviour in Absence of Sea Ice

Feb. 26, 2018

I cover a lot of information in this week's Ocean Update episode. First, I discuss how the Seychelles worked with The Nature Conservancy to refinance their nation debt in exchange for designating 30% of its EEZ as a Marine P…

SUFB 437: We Need To Dedicate More Time To SciComm (Ocean Talk Friday)

Feb. 23, 2018

On today's episode of Ocean Talk Friday, I talk about Science Communication in the Marine Science and Conservation field, focusing on how we need to dedicate more time on communicating our projects and people online via soci…