Episodes

SUFB 388: Last Ditch Efforts to Save the Vaquita...and more news

Oct. 30, 2017

On this week's instalment of Ocean Updates, we tackle the last ditch efforts of the collaborative, Mexican-led group, of VaquitaCPR to try to save the last 19 individuals of the endemic Vaquita. If you read the story, you wo…

SUFB 387: An Update from the 22nd Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammalogy

Oct. 27, 2017

Dr. Lyne Morissette, marine mammal scientist and science communicator extrodinnaire, joins us on the podcast today to discuss her takeaways from the 22nd Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammals. That means she …

SUFB 386: Open Access Marine Conservation Literature Database With Nick Wehner

Oct. 25, 2017

Open Access to Science is crucial to sharing information across the world. If you think about it, the entire scientific process is all about one scientists being able to duplicate an experiment of a study based on the method…

SUFB 385: Salmon Researchers Have First Nets Empty While Sampling

Oct. 23, 2017

As always, there is quite a bit going on in Marine Science and Conservation field so it's a good thing that the Speak Up For Blue Podcast is here to keep you updated. Here are the stories for today: 1) Open Acces Week (3:34)…

SUFB 384: Antarctic MPAs; South Pacific MPA; and, Engineers Try To Recreate Octopus Camouflage

Oct. 20, 2017

Nathan Johnson is back again for another Ocean Talk Friday episode. Nathan makes a special announcement about his career and how being a co-host of the Ocean Talk Friday Episodes helped him attain this new goal.  We also tal…

SUFB 383: Tracking Oil Spills and Illegal Fishing From The Sky With Paul Whitaker

Oct. 18, 2017

Marine Conservation is great when we see things like water quality policies and Marine Protected Areas implemented into law by governments; however, enforcing those policies on the Ocean is a huge challenge. It takes a numbe…

SUFB 382: Fishers Become Sea Farmers

Oct. 16, 2017

The New York Times wrote a great article of fishers in Maine, USA who were diversifying their lone revenue stream of fishing lobsters by farming oysters and kelp. You might wonder, "Why in the world would they want to do tha…

SUFB 381: Ocean Talk Friday, A Little Rant

Oct. 13, 2017

Climate Change has really been on my mind these days, specifically the people who have been affected by the Hurricanes in Small Island communities such as Barbuda, Dominica, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The magnitude a…

SUFB 380: Broome Community Seagrass Project with Fiona West

Oct. 11, 2017

Seagrass monitoring projects are crucial to the overall health of coastal systems as seagrass beds all around the world are habitats of great biodiversity...and biodiversity make habitats more resistant to degradation. Unfor…

SUFB 379: Protecting sharks and the People who study them

Oct. 9, 2017

Shark advocates and scientists strive for the same cause: protect sharks from their rapid global decrease in population. However, advocates and scientists don't always agree on the methods. Some people want all finning and f…

SUFB 378: Ocean Talk Friday Octo Edition

Oct. 6, 2017

We continue our introduction to the Octo (Open Communications for The Ocean) team this week as John Davis, Nick Wehner and introducing Sarah Carr join me for Ocean Talk Friday to discuss the articles that were published in t…

SUFB 377: Open Communications For The Oceans

Oct. 4, 2017

Open Communications For The Oceans (Octo) has become a partner of Speak Up For Blue and we will now work together as a team to further share Marine Science and Conservation to help live for a better Ocean. As you know, Speak…

SUFB 376: My Big HUGE GIGANTIC Announcement!!!

Oct. 2, 2017

It's not everyday where you realize your dreams, especially in the field of Marine Science and Conservation. However, it has happened to me today as this is the first day that I am working full time on Speak Up For Blue and …

SUFB 375: Scientists Make A Case Not To Ban Sharks Fins In the US

Oct. 1, 2017

Shark finning, the act of removing a shark's fin at sea and discarding their mangled body overboard for them to die, is a terrible act and the reason why many marine conservation organizations are trying to ban finning and f…

SUFB 374: The Struggle To Find Tap Water In Public Is Real

Sept. 27, 2017

I tell a story about my trip with some friends to the Buffalo Bills game last Sunday. It was crazy hot!!! The Bills stadium ran out of bottled water by half time and wouldn't give us regular tap water. It sucked because it w…

SUFB 373: Should Graduate Students Have A Side Hustle?

Sept. 25, 2017

Graduate student life is fun when you look back on it after 15 years. You realize that you had so many freedoms and you didn't have to worry about the "real world" yet; however, the real world hits you as a graduate student …

SUFB 372: Florida Evacuation Experience In The Face Of Hurricane Irma

Sept. 22, 2017

We are featuring another episode of the Marine Conservation Happy Hour where Dr. Scarlett Smash recounts her and her husband's experience of evacuating the state of Florida along with millions of other people. Let's just say…

SUFB 371: Tales From The Sea At IMCC

Sept. 20, 2017

There are quite a few spectacular things that go on at the International Marine Conservation Congress every year; however, one of my favourites is the Tales From The Sea.  It's an event that goes on in a theatre where Marine…

SUFB 370: Italians Adapt To Climate Change By Eating Jellyfish

Sept. 18, 2017

Today's stories have a couple of things in common: 1) All stories are about invertebrates and, 2) You have to find out at the end of the episode.  I thought I would pick these stories to discuss because I wanted to cover som…

SUFB 369: Marine Conservation Conferences on Ocean Talk Friday

Sept. 14, 2017

Dr. Ed Hind-Ozan joins me on this episode of Ocean Talk Friday to discuss how conferences benefit people in the field of Marine Science and Conservation. Conferences are great for networking, collaborating on future projects…

SUFB 368: Canadian Government Gives 25% of Arctic Surf Quota to First Nations

Sept. 13, 2017

The Canadian Government has a long relationship with the First Nations groups across Canada; however, the relationship sucks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to reconcile Canada's relationship with Firs…

SUFB 367: Hurricane Irma Sucks Water Away From Coast And Why Fish Eat Plastic

Sept. 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida over the weekend reeking havoc in different counties across the state as it did across many Caribbean Islands. As people in the path of Irma checked in as safe on social media and shar…

SUFB 366: Ocean Talk Friday

Sept. 8, 2017

Nathan Johnson joins us on Ocean Talk Friday after a busy summer. Today we talk about the following articles: 1) Canada designates it's largest conservation area (not an MPA, but similar); 2) Hawaiian National Monument gets …

SUFB 365: Social Marketing To Change Behaviours Around the Ocean with Brian Day

Sept. 6, 2017

Raising Ocean Awareness through any means may not be enough to be successful at conserving and protecting the Ocean. I know! I was surprised to hear that as well. We often watch documentaries or participate in campaigns that…