Episodes

SUFB 1207: Regional Approaches to Ocean Conservation

Sept. 7, 2021

Every country has a different way of managing its oceans and every region also has its own way of managing its oceans. Various regions can learn from one another and build on each other's successes to implement ocean conserv…

SUFB 1206: The importance of People, Knowledge, and Networks in Ocean Conservation

Sept. 5, 2021

We are continuing our series in partnership with the Blue Nature Alliance to discuss Marine Conservation and how that will move forward in order to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.  Incorporating People, Knowledge, and Netw…

SUFB 1205: Social equity in and through marine conservation

Sept. 3, 2021

The Blue Nature Alliance is a collaboration among several organizations that would like to help communities around the world to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. The goal cannot be reached by any single entity, but teaming u…

SUFB 1204: The trouble with non-profit organizations in marine conservation

Sept. 1, 2021

I am listening to a podcast series called White Saviors that is produced by Canadaland. It's a series on the rise and fall of a charity called the We Charity that was founded by two brothers (one of which went to my high sch…

SUFB 1203: Marine Conservation career advice for students and early career people

Aug. 29, 2021

It's that time of year again for me to provide advice for students and early-career scientists/conservationists as people are going back to school or trying to find their first job.  Check out all of our episodes on Want To…

SUFB 1202: Collaboration over competition for the ocean

Aug. 27, 2021

I have been reflecting on the subject of collaboration as I work on a special project for this podcast (the project will be released next week!). Collaboration is a term and major theme of the project; however, over the past…

SUFB 1201: Drones illegally flown over marine mammals in British Columbia, Canada

Aug. 25, 2021

Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) Whale Protection Program has several investigations open of illegal drone activity along the southern shores of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  The drones are being flown ne…

SUFB 1200: Climate Justice for Pacific Island States with Tuna

Aug. 23, 2021

I speak to Dr. Johann Bell from Conservation International on today's episode to discuss a Climate Justice example in the Pacific Islands.  Many small islands states in the Pacific received a majority of their revenue from f…

SUFB 1199: When COVID hit, some people turned to the ocean for food

Aug. 20, 2021

COVID caused a lot of disruption in the form of shutdowns, but something that was always available in North America was grocery stores. However, there were some small island states such as Cape Eleuthera that did not know if…

SUFB 1198: Prioritizing Climate Change Policies during the next election

Aug. 18, 2021

Canada is about to have a federal election in September 20th. The election was called during a time when we are entering the 4th wave of a pandemic; major forest fires are happening on the West Coast (and around the world); …

SUFB 1197: Havoc, the beluga whale, dies at Mystic Aquarium after being transferred from Marineland

Aug. 16, 2021

Dr. Naomi Rose joins me on the podcast with an interesting story that resulted in the death of a recently transferred beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium. The beluga whale named Havoc was transferred from the troublesome Marinel…

SUFB 1196: Is an Electric Vehicle or Combustion Vehicle Better For The Environment?

Aug. 13, 2021

Trying to buy environmentally beneficial products is not as easy as you would think it is. Companies will always try to save money that may compromise the overall environmental benefit of the product. For example, selling ve…

SUFB 1195: Grassroots Marine Conservation with Surfrider

Aug. 11, 2021

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, to catch up from our last conversation on the changes and growth that the Surfrider Foundation has undergone over the past five years.  Chad …

SUFB 1194: Tracking beluga and narwhal whales from space

Aug. 9, 2021

You would think that we would know more information about whales because they are so big; however, that is not the case. There are many information gaps in what we know about whales, especially whales that leave in extreme c…

SUFB 1193: Example of science communication gone bad

Aug. 6, 2021

I am a Science Communicator. I use this podcast to communicate marine science to you and other listeners who would like to know more about how to protect the Ocean. My goal is to present accurate and real information so that…

SUFB 1192: Nets For Net Zero is trying to find ways of incorporating Ghost Nets

Aug. 4, 2021

Ghost nets are discarded nets from fishing vessels that float around in the ocean unmonitored. The nets continue to snag fish, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds that causes needless deaths every year.  There are orga…

SUFB 1191: Why are ocean solutions ignored when fighting climate change

Aug. 2, 2021

I had a great listener question that I decided to cover on the podcast because I thought it was an important topic.  @harveyperello asked: Why do we ignore ocean solutions when fighting climate change? It's a terrific questi…

SUFB 1190: Analysis Shows Shark Week May Not Be Good For Shark Conservation

July 30, 2021

Discovery's Shark Week is their biggest rating week of the year and is quite the spectacle. The shows aim to inspire people to learn about sharks and understand how they work; however, is the program effective at communicati…

SUFB 1189: Salmon populations are being altered by climate change in Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

July 28, 2021

Salmon populations can't stand the heat so they may be removed from many of the waterways that they normally occupy for spawning.  Salmon are cold-water species that do not do well in warm water; therefore, freshwater rivers…

SUFB 1188: Red Tide kills hundreds of ocean spies in Tampa Bay, Florida

July 26, 2021

Florida is in a Red Tide event two years after its last red tide event. Hundreds of ocean species are washing up along the shore dead and rotting causing health problems for people with respiratory issues and killing the tou…

SUFB 1187: Largest mass die off of manatees due to starvation

July 23, 2021

There were 841 manatee deaths since January 1st of 2021, which is the largest mass mortality event since 2013 (830 deaths). The deaths were due to a lack of seagrass in their favourite eating spot, Indian Lagoon.  Seagrass i…

SUFB 1186: Is the media driving a wedge between science and the ocean?

July 21, 2021

This episode is a bit of a rant that I have been thinking about for a while. Over the past few months, I've noticed that media companies (video, audio, and written forms) have been putting out content that either ignores sci…

SUFB 1185: Report: Fisheries Subsidies are contributing to overfishing in foreign countries

July 19, 2021

A new report written by researchers at the University of British Columbia and supported by Oceana reveals the foreign fisheries subsidies are contributing to overfishing in foreign countries.  Countries such as China, Japan,…

SUFB 1184: Applying the regenerative ocean farming model to adapt to fisheries

July 16, 2021

Fishers have had to adapt to many changes over generations. Some of those changes are natural, but most are human-induced.  For one fisher in Alaska, adapting has been part of his entire life. Dune Lankard is an indigenous f…