Episodes

SUFB 412: My Christmas Wish List for Marine Science and Conservation

Dec. 25, 2017

I wanted to post a shorter episode today (Merry Christmas everyone!!!) to highlight my wishes for the Marine Science and Conservation Field: 1) I would like to see people read more science papers or know more about them; 2) …

SUFB 411: Ocean Talk Friday - How Trawling, Seagrass and Ocean Acidification Are Connected

Dec. 22, 2017

Climate Change has a number of consequences that affect you and I directly and indirectly. Some consequences such as increased storm frequency and intensity, we see in front of our eyes (think Hurricane Irma); however, other…

SUFB 410: Coral Reef Conservation For Coastal Communities With Vic Ferguson

Dec. 20, 2017

Coral Reefs have had it rough over the past few decades; however, the past 3 years were just devastating. Each of the last 3 years have been the hottest year on record. Coral reefs don't do very well when the Sea Surface Tem…

SUFB 409: Marine Conservationists, We Still Have A Lot Of Work To Do!!!

Dec. 18, 2017

Welcome to the Ocean Update Episode where I take you through 2 stories and an opinion piece that I think are important: 1) Scientists did not find a 512 year old Greenland Shark (9:54); 2) Opinion: We have quite a bit of wor…

SUFB 408: Three Men Are Charged With Shark Cruelty; Did Blue Planet II Help Save The Planet?; and, Shrimp Get Injected With Substance to Make Them Look Bigger

Dec. 15, 2017

I ask myself three questions on today's Ocean Talk Friday episode: 1) Will charging 3 men with animal cruelty deter others from hurting animals?; 2) Did Blue Planet II help save the Ocean by raising awareness? Was it designe…

SUFB 407: Japan Aquaculture Recovery After A Tsunami

Dec. 13, 2017

Bonnie Waycott joins me on the podcast today to discuss how the Japanese aquaculture industry is recovering after the March 11th, 2011 Tsunami that devastated part of Japan. Recovery efforts are still ongoing almost 7 years …

SUFB 406: Discussing the Starving Polar Bear Video

Dec. 11, 2017

Polar Bears have been facing a number of challenges that have played a role in decreasing their global population in the Arctic Environment. Climate change and metal poisoning have been two of the top issues facing Polar Bea…

SUFB 405: Ocean Talk Friday

Dec. 8, 2017

Nathan Johnson joins us on the podcast today to discuss this week's top stories that we think you should know about: Giving Small-Scale Fishing a voice on an international platform; Regular people work to help Sea Turtles; C…

SUFB 404: The Wandering Biologist With Dr. Nathan Robinson

Dec. 6, 2017

I had the pleasure to catch up with my friend and colleague, Dr. Nathan Robinson, who is a Sea Turtle Biologist, a Marine Scientist, and a Science Communicator.    Nathan is known for being the scientist that pulled a stra…

SUFB 403: Nations Make Pact To Protect Arctic Fisheries; Science Communication Gone Wrong; and, Chinese Navy Uses Jellyfish Shredder

Dec. 4, 2017

Science Communication (SciComm) is a great tool for Scientists and Conservationists to use to reach the public. It provides Scientists with the power to drive their own message straight from their own mouths, especially now …

SUFB 402: The Science of the Climate Change Denier's Strategy

Dec. 1, 2017

This week on Ocean Talk Friday, I cover 3 stories: 1) The Science of The Climate Change Denier's Strategy to confuse people; 2) President Trump is reducing the area in National Monuments and allowing mining and commercial fi…

SUFB 401: Selling a SEA Change With Brennan Fitzgerald

Nov. 29, 2017

SEA Change Clothing Co. is a company on a mission to change the way we make decisions when we buy our clothes to reduce plastic pollution. Most shirts and sweaters are made with micro-plastics and every time we wash our clot…

SUFB 400: The Media Needs To Stop Throwing Sharks Under The Bus!!! And More

Nov. 27, 2017

Ocean Update today is a special one...400 EPISODES here on The Speak Up For Blue Podcast!!! I take some time to Thank You for helping me get there and helping me build this fantastic community!!! I also talk about how the Me…

SUFB 399: Ocean Talk Friday - Keystone Pipeline Leak and Blue Planet II Plastic Pollution

Nov. 24, 2017

Ocean Talk Friday is all about dealing with human issues (as much of marine conservation is!). I start off today by talking about a 210,000 gallon oil leak of the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last week as well as some n…

SUFB 398: OCEANDOTCOMM With Dr. Craig McClain

Nov. 22, 2017

Dr. Craig McClain is on the podcast. This is his second time on the podcast as he was on our second ever episode, so this is really special. Craig is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Marine Consortium (LUMCON) and the…

SUFB 397: 4 Sperm Whales Die While Stranded In Indonesia, Changing The Way We Live and Trump Delays Trophy Hunting Import Decision

Nov. 20, 2017

I cover 3 unrelated topics this week. The first story is a tragedy, the second is a call to action and the third is a congratulatory story...kind of...let me explain. Here are the topics for today: 1) 4 Sperm Whales Die Afte…

SUFB 396: 15,000 Scientists Tell Us We Are Screwed...but they say we can still change

Nov. 17, 2017

An article came out this week where over 15,000 scientists agreed upon on thing: we are screwing up this planet royally. But don't let the title fool you, the authors highlight 9 things that either went wrong or are going wr…

SUFB 395: All Good Products With Caroline Duell

Nov. 15, 2017

Products that are good for our health and the environment actually exist!!! I know, right! Today, on the podcast, I have Caroline Duell, founder of All Good Products, which sell products such as lotions and sunscreen that ar…

SUFB 394: Parachute Science & Walruses Are Losing The Battle Against Climate Change

Nov. 13, 2017

I comment on a recent article from Oceans Deeply where Dr. Asha de Vos commented on how the Marine Science and Conservation field needs to move away from Parachute Science and support more long term local initiatives in deve…

SUFB 393: Ocean Talk Friday - The Vaquita, Sea Shepherd and Mexican Land Use

Nov. 10, 2017

Dr. Edward Hind-Ozan joins us on the podcast today to discuss some major stories that are roaming around the Marine Conservation World this week. Here is the breakdown of the stories: 1) Can we really save the Vaquita? (6:01…

SUFB 392: Hustling Like an Oceanpreneur With Dr. Austin Gallagher

Nov. 8, 2017

Dr. Austin Gallagher is someone who never stops in this Marine Science and Conservation Industry. He conducts research on sharks and other predators all over the world, he founded and leads a non-profit organization called B…

SUFB 391: Managing Fish by Habitat; Collaborative Marine Conservation Websites Are Good; and, Octopuses Walk on Land

Nov. 6, 2017

Today's Update episode cover two stories and an opinion piece that I have about something that people freak out on way too much.  There is so much news out there that it was tough to pick just 3 things, but I thought these w…

SUFB 390: Ocean Talk Friday - Talk on Shark Protection, No expansion of Antarctic MPA, Prestigious award for fishing study and weird sailing story

Nov. 3, 2017

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on the podcast again this week for another instalment of Ocean Talk Friday. Today we talk: 1) Volvo Award goes to Canadian Economist for High Seas Fishing Study; 2) The expansion of an Antarctic …

SUFB 389: Beyond Data in Fisheries with Ret Talbot

Nov. 1, 2017

Ret Talbot is a Freelance Fisheries Jounalist, and a friend of Speak Up For Blue, who has recently released a podcast of his own called Beyond Data. It's a podcast about fisheries, the data behind them (or lack thereof) and …