Episodes

SUFB 436: What It's Like To Do Orca Studies In The Antarctic With Dr. Andrew Wright

Feb. 21, 2018

Dr. Andrew Wright joins on the podcast to discuss his experience working in the Antarctic collecting acoustic information on Type C Orcas within the newly implemented Ross Sea Marine Protected Area. He tells us how he got th…

SUFB 435: Queen Conch In Decline In Protected Areas; The Power of Celebrities in Ocean Conservation; and, Your Shampoo Might Be Polluting the Air

Feb. 19, 2018

On today's Ocean Update Podcast, I chat about a Mongabay article that reveals a decline in protected Queen Conches in the Bahamas due to fishing upstream; I give my opinion on the power of Celebrities in Ocean Conservation; …

SUFB 434: Ocean Talk Friday

Feb. 16, 2018

Nathan Johnson is back on Ocean Talk Friday to talk about some Marine Science and Conservation and some invertebrate species!!! Here are the topics for today: 1) How Conservationists Can Overcome the Awareness-Action Gap; 2)…

SUFB 433: Fisheries Act Changes With Dr. Brett Favaro

Feb. 14, 2018

The Fisheries Act has been a crucial piece of legislation that has helped protect the Canadian aquatic environment for decades. The Act has been cumbersome to natural resource businesses as well. In 2012, the Canadian Govern…

SUFB 432: Patagonia Releases New Matching Site For Activists; Content Is King; and, Jellyfish Threaten Salmon Farming in Norway

Feb. 12, 2018

Today's Ocean Update Episode has two stories and book-ending my weekly opinion piece: 1) Patagonia releases project to match Environmental Organizations with wannabe Activists; 2) Content Should Always be King and we need to…

SUFB 431: Green Water Increase in Lakes and Oceans, EPA Leader Thinks Climate Change Will Benefit Humans and The Queen Bans Plastic Straws

Feb. 9, 2018

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on the podcast to discuss 3 stories that were in the news this week: 1) The Mediterranean Sea and the Great Lakes are experiencing higher eutrophication levels than ever before due to poor water …

SUFB 430: Mexican Resort Review For Ocean Health Protection

Feb. 7, 2018

Traveling to any place around the world is an exciting adventure full of positive thoughts about travelling, enjoying foreign cultures, food and drinks. Yet there seems to be little thought on Environmental Protection when w…

SUFB 429: All MPA Stakeholders Need to be Included, Ocean Science Comm Rant and Aquaculture Spill Follow Up

Feb. 5, 2018

I'm back from my Mexico trip with the family and I can't wait for you to hear today's episode. In this episode, I talk about the results of the first 5 years of 83 marine reserves in Southern Australia and their status and w…

SUFB 428: $60 Million Wasted On Great Barrier Reef Projects, Plastic Pollution Affect Corals and Diversity May Help Protect The Antarctic Sea (Ocean Talk Friday)

Feb. 2, 2018

On today's episode for Ocean Talk Friday, I discuss 3 stories that I think you should know about: 1) The Australian Government may be wasting $60 Million on ineffective projects, according to expert panel; 2) Scientists dete…

SUFB 427: Discovering Deep-Sea Skate in the North Pacific with Dr. Dave Ebert

Jan. 31, 2018

I am proud to have Dr. Dave Ebert back on the podcast to discuss deep-sea sharks from around the world. Dave gives us career advice, tells us a story about how he and colleagues discovered a species of skate in the North Pac…

SUFB 426: 300 Dead Thresher Sharks Found On Side Of Road In Mexico and other news

Jan. 29, 2018

I am covering 3 Ocean News stories for today's episode: 1) There were 300 dead thresher sharks found on the side of the road in Mexico and investigators are saying it has to do with organized crime; 2) A fisher in Costa Rica…

SUFB 425: Trump Halts Solar Panels Imports And Pay-For Internships Bringing Marine Biology A Bad Name (Ocean Talk Friday)

Jan. 26, 2018

On today's episode for Ocean Talk Friday, I talk about 2 important issues that came across my desk this week. Trump implemented a 30% tax on Imported Solar Panels from China to protect American Jobs; however, the move will l…

SUFB 424: Mesoamerican Reef Report Card with Melina Soto

Jan. 24, 2018

Melina Soto from Healthy Reefs, a non-profit organization based in Mexico, is here to talk about the health of the Mesoamerican Coral Reef that spans 4 countries: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. We talk about the rap…

SUFB 423: Animal Rights Groups Sue US Government Over Right Whale Deaths, How To Get Over Conservation Exhaustion and Is Single Use Plastic Done

Jan. 22, 2018

Right Whales may have their day in court, how to get over the depressing part of conservation and is this the beginning of the end for single use plastic (I certainly hope so!!!) are the topics that I am covering today on th…

SUFB 422: East China Sea Oil Spill and Vancouver Aquarium Stops Cetacean Program (Ocean Talk Friday)

Jan. 19, 2018

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me today for Ocean Talk Friday where we discuss the East China Sea Ship Collision and Oil Spill that occurred last week.  We also discuss the Vancouver Aquarium's announcement that they are ending t…

SUFB 421: The Quest To Film the Birth of Kohola (Whale) in Hawaii with Chris Cilfone

Jan. 17, 2018

Chris Cilfone and he team are on the quest to accomplish the impossible, filming the birth of a Humpback Whale in the Ocean. Filming an event like this has never been done before so the Kohola (Meaning Whale) team has a huge…

SUFB 420: Did A Whale Really Save A Marine Biologist From A Tiger Shark; Florida Gets Exempt From Oil And Gas Drilling; and, Blue Crab Pee Freezes Mud Crabs

Jan. 15, 2018

Happy Monday Folks! Today's episode I chat about:  1) Wether a whale saved a marine biologist from a tiger shark (8:52); 2) Why the Trump Administration gave Florida an exemption from oil and gas exploration/drilling and not…

SUFB 419: UK Organization Work Towards Banning Plastic Straws and Bonnethead Sharks Eat Seagrass

Jan. 12, 2018

Melissa Marquez joins me on the podcast today to discuss the hot topics of the week in Marine Science and Conservation. This week, we discuss a push to ban plastic straws in the UK and how Bonnethead sharks have been found t…

SUFB 418: Oxygen Depleted Zones Around The World Are Expanding and Climate Change Affecting The Sex Ratios Of Sea Turtles

Jan. 10, 2018

Hypoxic, or oxygen-depleted zones, are growing in size and number around the world. I cha about why this is happening and my experience working with a research team that measured the extent of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of…

SUFB 417: US Oceans Open For Oil and Gas Drilling; Should We Ignore the Scientific Contribution of People Outed by #MeToo Movement; and, How To Save A Cold Stunned-Cold Sea Turtle

Jan. 8, 2018

The Trump Administration has proposed to open 90% of US Outer Continental Shelf to Oil and Gas Drilling. I discuss what that means for the Marine Environment and its Conservation and how we can prevent these types of changes…

SUFB 416: How Breastfeeding Affects Fishing Effort In The Philippines

Jan. 3, 2018

Science and Policy articles always give us an insight on how local communities depend on local resources. In today's episode, I discuss an article that studies how breastfeeding is a socio-economic driver for fishing effort.…

SUFB 415: Weather vs Climate Freezing Weather Does Not Disprove Climate Change

Jan. 1, 2018

Climate Change is not proven or disproven by the current Weather. Freezing temperatures have brought on questioning by climate deniers as to whether climate change is real. It's still real and I talk about why during the pod…

SUFB 414: What's Happening in 2018 for the Speak Up For Blue Podcast

Dec. 29, 2017

In this last episode of 2017, I breakdown what you can expect from Speak Up For Blue in 2018. Here is the list: 1) New podcast shows: Marine Conservation Happy Hour, ConCiencia Azul (Speak Up For Blue in Spanish, hosted by M…

SUFB 413: The Top 5 Downloaded SUFB Episodes for 2017

Dec. 27, 2017

As we wind down 2017 and get ready for 2018, I revisit the top 5 most downloaded podcasts of 2017: 5) Episode 285 - Ocean Talk Friday featuring Lyne Morissette 4) Episode 326 - How To Eat Sustainable Seafood with Fish Nerds …