Episodes

SUFB: How To Find Out How Many Whale Sharks There Are And Where They Go

Sept. 4, 2017

Whale sharks are one of the most iconic species in the world. As the largest fish, people are so captivated by their sight that they will travel thousands of miles just to get a glimpse of them in the wild. However, these sh…

SUFB 363: Ocean Talk Friday

Sept. 1, 2017

Marine Conservation Careers seems to be on your mind as we covered it on a couple of episodes over the past week. Last Friday, we heard from 3 generations of Marine Conservationists on the challenges we faced in our career. …

SUFB 362: Hurricane Harvey Made Worse By Climate Change

Aug. 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, has left Houston and the surrounding areas and is now heading for Louisiana as a tropical storm; however, the imprint it left on Houston was devastating. A Politico article said Harvey w…

SUFB 361: Atlantic Salmon in Fish Farm Escape in Pacific and Politician Takes Aim at Great White Sharks in Cape Cod

Aug. 28, 2017

Two crazy pieces of news to cover today. Last week was a big week in crazy news. A Fish Farm in Washington blames the eclipse on stronger tides and currents and breaking nets, releasing Atlantic Salmon into the Pacific Coast…

SUFB 360: Marine Conservation Career Struggles: 4 Perspectives

Aug. 25, 2017

Marine Conservation Careers is a dream that all of us have that work, or are trying to work, in this field. Two episodes ago, I discussed an article on the struggles people were having trying to get a job. Many of the proble…

SUFB 359: Starting Oceanswell with Blue Whale Research with Dr. Asha de Vos

Aug. 23, 2017

Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet and Dr. Asha de Vos studies a unique population that occurs in the Northern Indian Ocean. She has pioneered marine mammal research and conservation in her home country of Sri…

SUFB 358: Sea Otters Eat Octopus, But Is It Dangerous?

Aug. 21, 2017

Sea otters can eat a variety of prey (up to 50) according to an article that photo-documented a sea otter eating a giant Pacific octopus off the coast near Juneau, Alaska. The sea otter had some pups with her, which begs the…

SUFB 357: The Struggle To Building A Career In Marine Science And Conservation

Aug. 18, 2017

I read a great article on the that inspired me to discuss it on today's installment of Ocean Talk Friday. The article was about how hard it is for young people to build a career in Conservation. It dives into many of the is…

SUFB 356: Drones for Marine Conservation with David Johnston

Aug. 16, 2017

Drones in Marine Conservation is quite the hot topic these days. They provide Marine Scientists and Conservationists with so many advantages when studying the marine environment at a much lesser cost than the traditional mea…

SUFB 355: Protected River Sharks and Their Interaction with Recreational Anglers

Aug. 14, 2017

There are two protected River Sharks in the Adalaide River in the Northern part of Australia, the Speartooth Shark (Critically Endangered) and the Northern River Shark (Endangered). A new study has revealed a potential conse…

SUFB 354: Restoration vs Conservation and Why Conferences Matter (Ocean Talk Friday)

Aug. 11, 2017

I am doing a solo Ocean Talk Friday as I wrap up a busy week. In this episode I cover a great article on Coral Reef Restoration from Mongabay News and a new paper out on Why Conferences Matter co-authored by a number of frie…

SUFB 353: The Search For Lost Sharks with Dr. Dave Ebert

Aug. 9, 2017

Sharks are a diverse type of animal with over 530 species with more being found and identified every year. Dr. Dave Ebert is a shark scientist who has been responsible for discovering and naming over 40 species with his team…

SUFB 352: Brexit Identifies A Disconnect Among The Fishing Industry

Aug. 7, 2017

Brexit negotiations are underway for the break up of the UK from the European Union. Fisheries has come to the forefront of the media hype surrounding the negotiations. A identifies the hopes and concerns of various players…

SUFB 351: Ocean Talk Friday

Aug. 4, 2017

Nathan Johnson is back again to chat with me of all thing Ocean. We had some great topics today. Here they are: 1) ; 2) ; 3) ; and, 4) . Enjoy the Podcast!!! Let me know what you think of the episode by  Support Speak Up For…

SUFB 350: Managing Water Quality in a Rapidly Growing Tourism Industry in Mexico with Dr. Ed Hind-Ozan and Marisol Flores

Aug. 2, 2017

Tourism in tropical areas that are based on Ocean services such as beaches, swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing, and more are very popular in many places around the world. One such area that has benefited from tourism is …

SUFB 349: Shark Dragging Abuser May Get Away With Deplorable Acts

July 31, 2017

A shark being dragged across the water while tied to a boat surfaced in an Instagram video about a week ago. The video quickly went viral to the point where the abusers were identified along with where they lived. The abuser…

SUFB 348: How to Build the Public's Trust Through Marine Conservation Communication

July 28, 2017

Marine Science Communication has to be done properly to gain trust of your audience and inspire them to do more for the Ocean.

SUFB 347: Managing Salt Marshes With Dr Judith Weis

July 26, 2017

Dr. Judith Weis spent a good part of her career working on Salt Marshes as a Professor and Researcher at Rutgers University. She is here to talk about Salt Marshes, their importance and how we need to manage them in the face…

SUFB 346: Phelps Loses To White Shark But Is It A Win For Conservation

July 24, 2017

Did the race of Phelps vs a Great White Shark do Marine Conservation some good?

SUFB 345: Ocean Talk Friday

July 21, 2017

Nathan Johnson is back for Ocean Talk Friday to discuss nutrients in the Bay of Bengal past the tipping point, the United Nations International Treaty of the High Seas and Our Thoughts on Chasing Coral the Documentary.

SUFB 344: Beach Clean Ups With Claire Hughes

July 19, 2017

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean inspired my guest, Claire Hughes, to clean up beaches on Grand Cayman Island and start a movement.

SUFB 343: Would You Do This To Reduce Climate Change?

July 17, 2017

Researchers have reviewed several hundred studies to find the best way people can reduce their Climate Change Footprint. There is one way that had the biggest reduction impact, but are you ready to do it?

SUFB 342: Ocean Talk Friday

July 14, 2017

Dr. Lyne Morissette is back on OTF to talk about what she's been up to and where she's been (hint: she's been to some amazing places).

SUFB 341: Continuing The Cod Conversation With Josh Laughren

July 12, 2017

Josh Laughren, Executive Director of Ocean Canada, joins me on the podcast to discuss why there shouldn't be a fishery for cod opened just yet.