Season 1

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.

SUFB 340: Sea Wolves, Bonnet Sharks Eating Seagrass And Candid Plea from a Coral Reef Scientist

July 10, 2017

Imagine a terrestrial animal changes its diet in order to survive along the rugged coast of British Columbia.

SUFB 339: Ocean Talk Friday

July 7, 2017

Ed Hind-Ozan joins us on the show to talk plastic pollution, ocean oaths, climate change maps our future and can we fish cod again.

SUFB 338: How Will Climate Change Shape The Future

July 5, 2017

Climate Change adaptation can be a complex beast to understand, once you get past whether there is a debate that it is caused by humans.

SUFB 337: Oil Exploration In An MPA And Ocean Gummy Bears Clogging Fishing Gear On West Coast

July 4, 2017

Does it make sense to allow Oil and Gas Exploration within the boundaries of a Marine Protected Area and still call it protected?

SUFB 336: Ocean Talk Friday

June 30, 2017

We have a special guest named Kyle Massie joining us on Ocean Talk Friday as part of our Patreon Campaign Contributor rewards. Kyle and I are going to go through the top articles of the week in Marine Science and Conservatio…

SUFB 335: Shark Science Communication with Melissa Marquez

June 28, 2017

Melissa Marquez joins us on the podcast today to really ignite the show. We talk about shark conservation, women in science, science communication and entrepreneurship in the Marine Science and Conservation Field.

SUFB 334: Celebs As Advocates, Rick Perry Skeptic of Climate Change and Feeding Sea Lions Is Bad

June 26, 2017

Do you think Celebrities should be Advocates for the Ocean? The question came up off of a story I wrote about involving a woman celebrity being objectified while doing a documentary to raise awareness for sharks.

SUFB 333: Ocean Talk Friday

June 23, 2017

Nathan and I chat about growing mangroves to protect coast, problems with MPA process in Canada, Zombie Worms and Mussels and Sponges break down oil

SUFB 332: Antartica Melting Some More, Orcas Stalking Fisherman and Heat Relief For Corals Globally

June 21, 2017

Climate Change is rearing its ugly head as one of its consequences is the rapid heating of the Antarctic Ice Sheets turning them to slush.

SUFB 331: Shark Week Schedule Review; Butt Out; Tourism Affecting Antarctica

June 19, 2017

The Shark Week Schedule for 2017 has been announced and there are some shows to which I am looking forward and others that perpetuate sharks as serial killers (which is false!!!).

SUFB 330: Ocean Talk Friday

June 16, 2017

This is a special Ocean Talk Friday Episode where I have two colleagues and friends that would like to introduce you to a new podcast we've been working on called Marine Conservation Happy Hour. I hope you enjoy!!!

SUFB 329: Fisheries Policy After BREXIT With Griffin Carpenter

June 14, 2017

Griffin Carpenter joins me on the podcast to talk about fisheries policy pre and post BREXIT.

SUFB 328: Defending Science Methods and Highlighting Success in Regulations

June 12, 2017

Taking a conversation from the Facebook group to here in the podcast, I talk about why shark researchers catch sharks through a hook and a line. It's a controversial issue that looks at what is best for the overall health of…

SUFB 327: Ocean Talk Friday

June 9, 2017

Nathan Johnson joins me again to discuss World Oceans Day; UN Oceans Week Conference; Funding Priorities; The Importance of Ocean Festivals; and, Exploring Easter Island.

SUFB 326: How To Eat Sustainable Seafood with Fish Nerds Clay Groves

June 7, 2017

Have you ever wondered what sustainable really means and how you can eat sustainable seafood? Clay Groves, host of the Fish Nerds Podcast, has an idea.

SUFB 325: World Oceans Day, Cities and States Following Paris Accord, Cod Fish Recovery

June 5, 2017

Ocean Day is this Thursday, which is a time to reflect on what we can do to help our Oceans. I have a solution.

SUFB 324: Trump's Budget cuts Seagrant, CZMP and Announces Pulling Out of Paris Agreement

June 2, 2017

It's been a tough couple weeks for the US environment as Trump's budget defunded key coastal programs such as the Coastal Zone Management Program and the Sea Grant Program. He also announced that the US will start the proced…

SUFB 323: The Challenges In Establishing MPAs With Dr Rodolphe Devillers

May 30, 2017

The Government of Canada recently made some ambitious goals to protect 10% of their coasts by 2020. I speak to Dr. Rodolphe Devillers to discuss the challenges the Canadian Government and other governments face when establis…

SUFB 322: Grand Cayman EcoTourism And Controlling Expectations

May 29, 2017

My family trip to the Grand Cayman was wonderful, but I do have some concerns over the ecotourism on the island and how it might protect the Ocean and its inhabitants

SUFB 321: Ocean Talk Friday

May 26, 2017

I discuss 2 issues that have come up in the past week: 1) Iron Fertilization and 2) How to act around sea lions and other wildlife

SUFB 320: Changing Behaviour Around Plastic Use Through Gaming With Daisy Kendrick

May 24, 2017

Daisy Kendrick was troubled by the fact that her friends were not aware of Ocean issues, so she decided to create marketing campaigns that target where other organizations aren't...the gaming community

SUFB 319: Shark Bite Story Correction, Cape Cod Planning Committee Suspended and Stranded Dolphin Rescued

May 22, 2017

I made a mistake on the Adult Film star getting bitten (or not bitten) by a shark, Preserve Committee in Cape Cod is suspended by Trump and a dolphin is rescued by a stranding network.

SUFB 318: A Comparison between US and Canada Ocean Management

May 19, 2017

Someone in the Speak Up for Blue Podcast Facebook Group asked if there was a difference between US and Canadian Ocean Management.

SUFB 317: The Plight Of The Taiwanese Dolphin With Dr. Andrew Wright

May 17, 2017

Dr. Andrew Wright joins me on the podcast to recount a workshop he attended to help protect the Taiwanese White Dolphins.

SUFB 316: Grey Seal Population Boom in Cape Cod, Leadership in Ocean Conservation and EPA Advisory Committee Changes

May 15, 2017

Is the increase of Grey Seal Population on Cape Cod causing problems with humans? Who Should Lead the Ocean Conservation Movement? Trump trumps the EPA Again!

SUFB 315: Ocean Talk Friday

May 12, 2017

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins us for this episode of the Ocean Talk Friday to discuss Microplastics is sea salt; Diversity in the Deep Sea; Seismic Surveys starting up in the Atlantic; and, Orcas hunting for shark liver.

SUFB 314: How To Become a Citizen Scientist With Michael Bear

May 10, 2017

Citizen Science is becoming a bigger part of collecting field data that will help inform policy to better protect the Ocean. We are going to find out all about how you can participate to help protect the Ocean.

SUFB 313: Sci Comm Lesson Learned, Adult Film Star Bitten By Shark, Evolution Of Fish In MPAs

May 8, 2017

I talk about a Sci Comm problem that I had; a weird story in the Ocean; and, Fish evolution in MPAs.

SUFB 312: Ocean Talk Friday

May 5, 2017

Nathan Johnson is back on the podcast to join me on Ocean Talk Friday where we talk about the Importance of Larvaceans; Marine Conservation and Human Rights, Plastic Free Weekend in Bermuda and How Ocean Conservation plays a…

SUFB 311: Shark Strandings In San Francisco Bay With Sean van Sommeran

May 3, 2017

There is a big problem in San Francisco Bay: A number of sharks and other fish are washing ashore dead. Sean van Sommeran is on the front lines making sure each fish is processed and analyzed to find out why.

SUFB 310: Humpback Whale Strandings, Orca Being Orcas And Careful Activism

May 1, 2017

Whales are the focus today, some good and some bad while some people may not be acting the way they should.

SUFB 309: Ocean Talk Friday

April 28, 2017

Dr. Lyne Morissette joins me on Ocean Talk Friday to report back on her time at the Earth Optimism Summit, which she said changed her life!!!

SUFB 308: Marching For Science With Dr Chris Parsons

April 26, 2017

The March came and went on Earth Day and it was EPIC! Dr. Chris Parsons is here to tell you his first person account.

SUFB 307: Signs of March For Science, Blue Whale Feeding Strategy and Developing Out of Fish in Malaysia

April 24, 2017

Scientists create great signs for Science; Blue Whales Lunge for food; and, Malaysia is prioritizing development to foreigners over food

SUFB 306: Earth Optimism Summit and the March For Science

April 21, 2017

I am solo today for Ocean Talk Friday so I decided to speak on two major events happening in Washington, DC this weekend: Earth Optimism Summit and the March for Science.

SUFB 305: Women 4 Oceans With Farah Obaidullah

April 19, 2017

Farah Obaidullah is a Marine Scientist who is ensuring women in our field have a voice for equality.

SUFB 304: Advocate Vs Activist: Are they bad words?

April 17, 2017

Dr. Chris Parsons writes a great article in Frontiers in Marine Science on Whether Advocacy and Activism are bad words.

SUFB 303: Ocean Talk Friday

April 14, 2017

Dr. Michelle LaRue joins me on Ocean Talk Friday to discuss a number of topics going in in Ocean Conservation.

SUFB 302: Ocean Conservation And Social Change With Clark McNulty

April 12, 2017

I am joined by Clark McNulty who co-founded Oceans Global with his siblings after a family tragedy to help the ocean and people

SUFB 301: Dolphins Eating Octopus Is Dangerous

April 10, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University found a unique behaviour in dolphins while they eat octopus. It's kind of weird, but interesting.

SUFB 300: Ocean Talk Episode Number 300

April 7, 2017

On our 300th Episode, I brought on people who have contributed their time and energy into making this podcast amazing!!!

SUFB 299: How Is America Adapting With Doug Parsons

April 5, 2017

Doug Parsons is the host of the podcast America Adapts, A Climate Change Podcast. We talk about Climate Change in a Trump world and how to focus on adaptation.

SUFB 298: Should the Manatee Still be a Species At Risk

April 3, 2017

Manatee numbers are up, big time, but should they be down listed from Endangered to Threatened? I discuss this on this episode.

SUFB 297: Ocean Talk Friday

March 31, 2017

Bradley MacDonald joins me on this Episode of Ocean Talk Friday to talk about how the Meat production industry in contributing to Climate Change.