Episodes

SUFB 1159: Where Do Green Sea Turtles Go After They Hatch And Enter The Ocean

May 17, 2021

A new study revealed a potential favourite nursing habitat for Green Sea Turtles that hatch near the Gulf Stream. The area is filled with algae that many tourists hate and call "Seaweed", but it plays a crucial role in provi…

SUFB 1158: Ocean Talk Friday - Taking Pictures With A Tiger Shark Is Illegal And Is 30 x 30 Realistic

May 14, 2021

Clay Groves, the host of the Fish Nerds Podcast, joins me in the podcast today for Ocean Talk Friday. If you are new to Ocean Talk Friday, it's where Clay and I each chose an Ocean article to discuss on the episode without t…

SUFB 1157: How Salmon Sitka Shares Changed The Way We Eat Seafood Sustainability

May 12, 2021

How can seafood consumers truly buy sustainable seafood? The first step is to decrease the number of middle people in the supply chain so that most of the money spent can support the smaller-scale fishers who do most of the …

SUFB 1156: The Australian Sea Lion Population Is Declining And Scientists Are Worried

May 10, 2021

The Australian Sea Lion population has been declining for the past few decades. So much so that a Scientific Committee recommended the sea lions be upgraded to Endangered from their Threatened status.  The upgrade in status …

SUFB 1155: Protecting Blue Carbon Habitats

May 7, 2021

The past two episodes have focused on Blue Carbon Habitats such as mangroves, seagrass meadows, salt marshes, and kelp forests and their importance for sequestering carbon and reducing Climate Change.  In this episode, I dis…

SUFB 1154: Blue Carbon: WILDCOAST's Mangrove And Coastal Habitat Initiative

May 5, 2021

Blue Carbon habitats can sequester more carbon than the Amazon Forests. Mangroves, Seagrass Meadows, Salt Marshes, and Kelp Forests are all considered Blue Carbon habitats and play a large role in reducing the effects of Cli…

SUFB 1153: Blue Carbon - Seagrass Restoration Project To Add 4 Hectares Of Seagrass Seedlings

May 3, 2021

The common practice when discussing the reduction of Climate Change is to mention trees that sequester carbon through photosynthesis. There are additional ways to sequester carbon that often get ignored, which is to look und…

SUFB 1152: Human Ointment Helps Heal Stony Coral Species In Miami

April 30, 2021

A recent study found that using Amoxycillin can help with curing lesions on stony corals; however, it does not yet cure the coral from getting lesions again. More research on the dosage will need to be done to find the right…

SUFB 1151: Using NFTs to Fundraise For Non-Profits with Dr. Austin Gallagher

April 28, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are making a real splash across the world as artists are making millions of dollars to sell digital art and experiences that millionaires and even billionaires are buying like there is no tomorrow. The quest…

SUFB 1150: How SciCommers Should React To Controversial Conservation Docs

April 26, 2021

Seasipracy got me thinking of the effects of past conservation documentaries on the conservation of iconic species such as sharks, dolphins, orcas, and sea turtles with respect to their issues of finning, captivity, and plas…

SUFB 1149: Ocean Talk Friday - How To Bury Someone At Sea & The Maldives Think About Lifting Ban On Shark Fishing

April 23, 2021

Clay Groves, host of the Fish Nerds podcast, joins me for another Ocean Talk Friday to discuss a couple of stories: 1) How To Give A Proper Burial At Sea: 2) Why The Maldives' Government Wanted Considered To Lift The Ban On …

SUFB 1148: Blue Nature Alliance To Help Protect 5% of Global Oceans with Laure Katz

April 21, 2021

A major partnership launched today has a goal of protecting 18 million square kilometers around the world. The partnership is called the Blue Nature Alliance and its goal is to team up with communities in Fiji, Antarctica's …

SUFB 1147: Climate Change Shifting Biodiversity And Affects Fisheries

April 19, 2021

Climate Change is a tough topic to cover not just on this podcast, but in any article or documentary. The number of Ocean aspects that are impacted by Climate Change is impossible to cover in one podcast. However, each aspec…

SUFB 1146: Seaspiracy Petition Starting Something That Was Already Started

April 16, 2021

I wanted to update you on a few new developments regarding Seaspiracy. The filmmaker doubled down on the wrong fact that sustainable fishing doesn't exist. He also started a petition for the UK to protect 30% of their ocean …

SUFB 1145: How A Wasterwater Spill In Florida Could Affect Marine Life

April 14, 2021

A phosphate mine leaked and released an estimated 237 million gallons of wastewater with exceeded levels of phosphorus, nitrate, and ammonia. These levels in addition to the amount of wastewater released could have massive n…

SUFB 1144: 5 Themes Seaspiracy Tried To Cover But Needed More Detail

April 12, 2021

Seaspiracy tried to tackle an enormous and complex problem and apply a simple solution that would not work on any realistic time scales or take into account cultural motives for eating seafood. However, the movie did highlig…

SUFB 1143: Ocean Talk Friday - Artisanal Fishermen vs Climate Change and Fairy Wrasse Diversity

April 9, 2021

We are bringing back Ocean Talk Friday! Clay Groves, Chief Executive Fish Nerd of the Fish Nerd Podcast, joins me to discuss a couple of articles on Marine Science and Conservation.  The first story we discuss is on a video …

SUFB 1142: The Attack On Fiscal Sponsors Like Earth Island Institute By Seaspiracy Is Hurting Marine Conservation

April 7, 2021

I wanted to take this episode to inform you as to how some organizations such as the Earth Island Institute, which acts as a fiscal sponsor, are critical to conservation projects that are creating successes in conservation. …

SUFB 1141: The Progress Of Dolphin-Safe Tuna Mentioned During Seaspiracy

April 5, 2021

Seaspiracy completely dismissed dolphin-safe labels on tuna as corrupt and a failure; however, they did not look at the differences between the labels and the regulations in various countries.  The US has regulations for com…

SUFB 1140: Seaspiracy - Where Do We Go From Here

April 2, 2021

Seaspiracy has generated discussions on every social media platform, which can be considered a good thing if you want more people to discuss reducing/eliminating overfishing in the Ocean. However, the types of conversations …

SUFB 1139: 3 Things Seaspiracy Should Have Discussed About Fisheries

March 31, 2021

There is no doubt in my mind that Seaspiracy got many facts wrong and misinformed the viewers on many aspects of the fishing industry. They entangled some facts with misinformation or misrepresentation that will cause people…

SUFB 1138: Seaspiracy - Trying To Solve A Complex Issue With A Simple Question

March 29, 2021

Seaspiracy was released on Netflix last week and it was disappointing at best. It tried to "enlighten" viewers about overfishing with a simple question: "Can Fishing Ever Be Sustainable?" and it got the answer wrong because …

SUFB 1137: Sea Turtle Issues And Their Conservation

March 26, 2021

I wanted to put together an episode of one of my favourite species in the Ocean, the Sea Turtle. There are 7 Sea Turtle Species and they are all on the Endangered Species List for many countries. They face many dangers aroun…

SUFB 1136: How To Start Going Zero Waste

March 24, 2021

In order to manage the Ocean we must manage the People. We, the people, need to change the way we buy things to better protect the Ocean. One way is to move toward a Zero Waste lifestyle, but how do we do that. What do we ne…