Episodes

SUFB 1268: Do you consider sustainability as part of success in life?

Feb. 9, 2022

How do you define success? People often consider success as making a certain amount of money, having a family, and/or accomplishing specific goals in life. However, have you ever considered your sustainability as a measureme…

SUFB 1267: 100,000 dead fish at sea by second largest trawler

Feb. 7, 2022

Last week, we saw what really happens at sea with industrialized fishing. 100,000 dead fish were discarded from a net and floating on the ocean taking up 3,000 square meters (32,300 square feet) in size.  The fish were disca…

SUFB 1266: Fighting to reduce Plastic Oceans in Canada with Natasha Tucker

Feb. 4, 2022

I found out about an organization in Canada that works with students, teachers, and volunteers to clean up plastics along beaches and wetlands and help reduce the amount of single-use plastics in Canada.  You just know I had…

1265: Orcas helped whalers to hunt blue whales

Feb. 2, 2022

In the last episode, I talked about the strategies, that were observed by marine mammal researchers, of orcas demonstrated to hunt blue whales in NSW, Australia.  After publishing the episode, an audience member reached out …

SUFB 1264: Orcas killing blue whales

Jan. 31, 2022

Scientists recently observed three separate hunting events of orcas against blue whales. Two hunting events were in 2019 (16 days apart) and the last event was in 2021. The first event was on a healthy individual.  The scien…

SUFB 1263: Blue carbon through ocean art

Jan. 28, 2022

Blue carbon could possibly be a term that is the least known in conservation by the public. It's an important term that has many positive outcomes for the ocean and our planet.  Rosie Sherwood is an artist who would like mor…

SUFB 1262: Bleached reefs can still support nutritious fish

Jan. 26, 2022

A study based in Seychelles found that there some fish species will remain on a reef after the corals have bleached, which could help maintain fisheries and some form of nutrition for humans.  Coral reefs are at risk from or…

SUFB 1261: A new Gentoo penguin colony discovered by Greenpeace with help from climate change

Jan. 24, 2022

A Greenpeace research vessel discovered a new colony of Gentoo penguins in Antarctica. It is the only colony that has been detected this far south on the icy continent. It's an important discovery because Gentoo penguins pre…

SUFB 1260: Can media headlines affect motivation on climate change?

Jan. 21, 2022

There was a headline on Rollingstone magazine (link below) that mentioned the Doomsday Glacier was on the verge of melting. The headline didn't make me feel good about where we were at on reducing climate change, but it also…

SUFB 1259: How Pharmaceuticals are affecting water quality

Jan. 19, 2022

Did you ever wonder what happens to your pee and poo after you flush the toilet? I bet you never thought you would read those words on this podcast, but the fact of the matter is our water quality is dependent on how well ou…

SUFB 1258: Undersea Volcano erupts near Tonga affecting nearby islands

Jan. 17, 2022

You likely heard of the undersea volcano that erupted in the South Pacific near the island of Tonga as it was all over the news. The eruption reached 20 km in the air and the blast was visible from space. Unfortunately, the …

SUFB 1257: Are your coffee pods recyclable in your area?

Jan. 14, 2022

Coffee pods are popular in most households. You can make any type of coffee quickly without any mess of having to take teaspoon measurements of the coffee beans and pour them into the coffee-maker. All you have to do is pop …

SUFB 1256: Invasive species arriving in Antarctica buy boats

Jan. 12, 2022

Is visiting the Antarctic on your bucket list? If so, you may want to take the right boat to get there.  PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge, Arlie McCarthy, wrote a great piece that we should all be talking about …

SUFB 1255: Individuals VS Corporations - who is more responsible for our wasteful society

Jan. 10, 2022

There was a great conversation happening on TikTok (yes, TikTok) on Dr. Virginia Schutte's account regarding wastefulness and our environment.  The video series started with Virginia stitching another creator on her comments…

SUFB 1254 - We now have evidence that warmer waters with less oxygen will produce smaller fish dominated communities

Jan. 7, 2022

There is a prediction that says the ocean will have warmer water with less oxygen that will be more conducive to smaller mesopelagic fish. A study was recently published in Science and covered on Mongabay news that provides …

SUFB 1253: The plight of the endangered Indus River dolphin

Jan. 5, 2022

Another Indus river dolphin was found dead near the Taunsa Barrage (a damn) in the Indus River (Pakistan) bringing the total to three Indus dolphins in the past month found dead. This past dolphin was found in fishing gear, …

SUFB 1252: More sightings of marine mammals in Cornwall comes with a price of increased strandings

Jan. 3, 2022

The people of Cornwall, UK are enjoying the increased number of marine mammal sightings over the past couple of years; however, unfortunately, they are also seeing an increased number of marine mammal strandings.  New sighti…

SUFB 1251: Why scientists understand the movie Don't Look Up more than you know

Dec. 31, 2021

Watching Netflix's new movie Don't Look Up made me feel seen as no other movie has before. The movie is a satire on how society reacts to the news of environmental disasters and depicts scientists as whistleblowers that are …

SUFB 1250: Hope can help win the war on nature

Dec. 20, 2021

A friend recently recommended a podcast to me where the host interviewed Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall is a terrific scientist and is known for her studies on great apes where she lived with apes in the wild for many years. …

SUFB 1249: Are floating solar panels good for Ocean habitats?

Dec. 17, 2021

We need to do many things to reduce Climate Change and there are companies that are working around the clock to help bring renewable energy to the forefront in order to get them online.  You may notice more windmills in the …

SUFB 1247: Dr. David Suzuki tells protesters that people will "blow up pipelines" governments don't do anything about climate change

Dec. 15, 2021

The people are fed up with the broken promises of climate action by governments and will eventually resort to violence if the government doesn't clean up its act with the oil and gas industry. Dr. David Suzuki thinks that bl…

SUFB 1247: Why mining deep-sea hydrothermal vents is a bad idea

Dec. 13, 2021

Deep-sea mining is on the minds of many mining and tech companies as there is a potential to mind the metals that are so badly needed for computer chips that power the very devices you are using to listen to this podcast. Ho…

SUFB 1246: Are NFTs bad for climate change?

Dec. 10, 2021

NFTs are all the rage in the cryptocurrency world these days. Many artists, digital creators, and even marine organizations are making money using NFTs. However, the way NFTs are processed could have implications for increas…

SUFB 1245: WTF!!! The Indonesian government is using coal to help grow coral

Dec. 8, 2021

The Indonesian government took coal ash off the list of hazardous materials even though there is evidence that there are harmful metals such as mercury and arsenic that can leech into the environment. The coal industry lobby…