Season 1

SUFB 636: Trump Administration Tries To Sneak Climate Report Out Over Holiday Weekend, It Backfired!

Nov. 26, 2018

A due to the consequences of climate change was released on Black Friday while holiday shoppers were out getting gifts for their families and friends. The Trump administration tried to sneak out the report due to their posi…

SUFB 635: One Artist Five Ocean with Danielle Eubank

Nov. 24, 2018

connects people with the Ocean through her art, which are paintings of the wavelets in almost every Ocean in the world. Danielle has painted hundreds of pieces from four Oceans and is getting set to paint some pieces in the …

SUFB 634: Plastic Pollution In Nigeria and Son of the Blob in the Pacific

Nov. 23, 2018

joins me for another segment of "What's Happening in Marine Social Science This Week" where we discuss a . The story describes a lawyer who was sick of seeing plastic on her beach so much that she started an organization inv…

SUFB 633: Pre-Register Your Study With Journals With Nick Wehner

Nov. 22, 2018

Nick Wehner is back from OCTO to discuss how . This process will help scientists vet their methods with peer reviewers and get them approved before they do the study, which will increase their chances of being published by t…

SUFB 632: Sharing My Strategy To Find A New Job

Nov. 21, 2018

I'm about to embark on a journey to find a job in Marine and/or Freshwater Conservation in Canada and I want to share this journey with you.  I've covered finding a job before as I shelled out my advice to over a hundred peo…

SUFB 631: Consumer Environmental Trends And Protecting The Ilse Of Man

Nov. 20, 2018

I have on the podcast today for her segment "What's Happening In Conservation Marketing This Week." On this segment Brooke and I discussed how conservation organizations should change their messaging to match changing consu…

SUFB 630: Why Isn't Anyone Talking About The Massive Oil Spill In Newfoundland and Labrador

Nov. 19, 2018

There was an that no one seems to be discussing. It is estimated that 250,000 Litres of oil was spilled it was is still from an unknown cause.  The spill has not yet been contained because the weather is so severe from the …

SUFB 629: What Do You Love Most About The Ocean?

Nov. 18, 2018

We discuss many of the Issues facing the Ocean on this podcast; however, we rarely discuss what we love most about the Ocean itself. We protect the Ocean because we love it, so we should talk more about what we love about th…

SUFB 628: Calculating My Carbon Footprint

Nov. 17, 2018

The Canadian Government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is rolling out the Carbon Tax for Canadians and Businesses. I thought I would take the time to for the past year. I was amazed at how much Carbon I produced for…

SUFB 627: Industry-Government-Science Partnership For Whale Monitoring and The Carbon Tax Explained

Nov. 16, 2018

We start today's episode with the Marine Social Science Segment with Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan discussing a news article demonstrating a great Industrial-Government-Science Partnership to monitor whales to prevent entanglement. The …

SUFB 626: China Won't Accept Plastic, What Now with John Davis

Nov. 15, 2018

For years China has been accepting plastic from many parts of the world include the US; however, the superpower stopped accepting plastic in "dirty" form last January (2018). The questions now is what does the US do with all…

SUFB 625: Nautilus and Conch Shells Part of Huge Illegal Trade

Nov. 14, 2018

Elephant tusks and rhino horns dominate the headlines when it comes to illegal products being sold on the black market. I understand why this happens as they are iconic species; however, there are many other illegal animals …

SUFB 624: How To Better Presentations At Conferences And A Conversation About Climate Change

Nov. 13, 2018

I am happy to announce the beginning of the Conservation Marketing Segments with Brooke Tully. She will be on the program once a week discussing various topics surrounding Conservation Marketing.  Brooke's first segment invo…

SUFB 623: Public Perception Of Dolphinariums with Sophia Wasserman

Nov. 12, 2018

I am delighted to have Sophia Wasserman on the podcast today to discuss a new published study (Open Access) on the public's perception of Dolphinariums (Swim with Dolphins experience) in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  I was …

SUFB 622: Managing Big Fisheries Data For Better Shark Management With Madeline Cashion

Nov. 11, 2018

I had the pleasure of interviewing for this episode, where we discussed managing big data for fisheries management with a focus on Sharks.  Madeline completed her Masters with this project. She studied 65 years worth of fis…

SUFB 621: Plastic Bits In Water Bottles and Orca Whale Watching Banned In Washington

Nov. 9, 2018

We continue with the Marine Social Science Segments with Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan. Today we discuss why there are plastic bits in plastic water bottles. Just another reason why we shouldn't be using plastic water bottles. I also di…

SUFB 620: Can Authors Share Their Published Work? Interview With Nick Wehner

Nov. 8, 2018

Nick Wehner and I continue our series on clearing up the tangled subject of paywalled journal articles and open access.  I've heard the grumblings of many people on the restrictions of peer reviewed journal articles that sit…

SUFB 619: Will The Election Results Change How Marine Policy Under The Trump Administration

Nov. 7, 2018

Will the approach to Marine Policy be different now that the House is controlled by the Democrats? I explore this questions with the help of the listeners in the Facebook Group and in my Facebook contacts.  I asked people th…

SUFB 618: Vote For The Ocean, Vote BLUE!!!

Nov. 6, 2018

This episode is for the US listeners in the audience. It's a message to remind you to go out and vote. It's a reminder that you can make a difference.  I go over a few of the Environmental policies that the Trump Administrat…

SUFB 617: How To Find A University/College With A Marine Conservation Career In Mind

Nov. 5, 2018

Nicole Matthesen, a member of the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group, asked a question in the group regarding how to choose a school for marine science. I didn't respond by text, but I did dedicate this podcast episode to answ…

SUFB 615: Why Conservation Marketing Is So Important In Marine Conservation WIth Brooke Tully Part 1

Nov. 3, 2018

Brooke Tully joins me on the podcast to discuss why Conservation Marketing is so important for Marine Conservation to be successful. I was originally joined by Brooke on the podcast to discuss Conservation Marketing in gener…

SUFB 616: Crafting Conservation Messages For Different Audiences With Brooke Tully - Part 2

Nov. 2, 2018

This episode is the second part of my interview with Brooke Tully. We discuss her latest workshop she facilitated at the Conservation Marketing (#ConsMark2018) Conference last week.  In the episode, Brooke discusses the stru…

SUFB 614: Are We Really Surprised About a 60% Decrease In Global Species Populations?

Nov. 2, 2018

The latest report from says that in the past 40 years humans have been responsible for the loss of 60% of animals around the world. I will be honest, this can't be a surprise to you, right?  Media companies have been plaste…

SUFB 613: Largest Oil Spill In US HIstory Is A Slow Leak and New Marine Social Science Segment

Nov. 1, 2018

Dr. Edd Hind-Ozan joins me on the program today to kick off a new segment called "What's New In Marine Social Science." We discuss a great article in Popular Science that identifies the top Environmental Priority in every st…

SUFB 612: Learning About The Salish Sea From The Salish She Podcast

Oct. 31, 2018

I have the pleasure of interviewing Beth Pike and Raye Evrard from the Salish Shes Podcast on today's episode. I say it's a pleasure because 1) They are great communicators; and, 2) They are podcastors!  We discuss their pod…

SUFB 611: 5 Reasons Why More ENGOs Should Podcast

Oct. 30, 2018

Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) have hard tasks ahead of them at all times. The organizations balance: scientific and conservation projects with getting the results to their audience. they compete with o…

SUFB 610: Marine Mammals In Captivity Ban Passes In Canadian Senate

Oct. 29, 2018

No more new Marine Mammal Captivity in Canada according to . The Ban will including captivity and breeding programs in any facility in Canada.  Marine Mammal Captivity has been very controversial for decades, but the Blackfi…

SUFB 609: My Thoughts After The Conservation Marketing Conference

Oct. 28, 2018

#ConsMark2018 is over and the planning for the next Conference in 2020 will begin soon enough. However, before the planning begins I must discuss the conference that just happened.  There were many highlights for this confer…

SUFB 608: The Right Whale Festival For Conservation With Cheryl Munday

Oct. 27, 2018

I have Cheryl Munday on the podcast to discuss the importance of the Northern Right Whale Festival that will happen on November 3rd in Jacksonville Florida.  Check out the reason why the festival is happening, why it's in Ja…

SUFB 607: Planning For The ConsMark Conference

Oct. 26, 2018

The () is on this weekend and I wanted to share with you how I was preparing for the conference.  Conferences are one of my favourite things about the Marine Science and Conservation field. I get to reunite with friends and…

SUFB 606: Part 2 Why Are Beaked Whales Dying In The UK

Oct. 24, 2018

This episode is Part 2 of the Interview with where we discuss the beaching and deaths of over .  In this episode, we discuss navy sonar and how it affects marine mammals. Chris dives into why beaked whales are so susceptibl…

SUFB 605: Part 1 Why Are Beaked Whales Beaching Themselves In The UK

Oct. 23, 2018

A dedicated listener, Alyssa Stoller, sent me . Alyssa wanted to make sure that the story would get spread across the Speak Up For Blue airwaves as it was an important story and it needed to be discussed. I gladly obliged. I…

SUFB 604: Next Wave Plastics' New Corporate Sponsors with Dune Ives from Lonely Whale

Oct. 22, 2018

has partnered up with Dell and other corporations for a program called , where corporations use ocean-bound plastics located in strategic areas to incorporate in their supply chain. This program answers the question: "What a…

SUFB 603: My Green Butler To Help Tourists Protect The Ocean

Oct. 21, 2018

Do you ever feel like you are worried about damaging the places you visit? This past week we discussed a popular Thai beach being closed down to tourists because of the damage and pollution that caused during their visits. I…

SUFB 602: Barndoor Skate Makes A Huge Comeback!!!

Oct. 20, 2018

The Barndoor skate is a huge skate species living off the coast of the Northeastern where fisheries scientists were worried that the species were going extinct. the population had been overfished for years. In 2000, the lar…

SUFB 601: We Need To Bring Chinook Salmon To Save Orcas

Oct. 19, 2018

In September, . There are only 74 left and the population has not had a new birth for the past 3 years. One of the recent deaths of an Orca named J50 was presumed to be the cause of starvation. The population only eats Chino…

SUFB 600: Another Reason Why Journal Repositories Are Better Than Pay Walls

Oct. 18, 2018

We continue our series on how pay-walled journal publishers are inhibiting marine conservation practices as they limit access to science articles. Nick Wehner (from OCTO) joins me on the podcast to discuss a new article he w…

SUFB 599: How Marine Conservation Job Search Is Like Being A Salesperson

Oct. 17, 2018

Searching for Jobs in Marine Conservation can be daunting, frustrating and depressing. We get up in the morning, find a job, then apply to it thinking that we will get an interview...but nothing. This process is repeated dai…

SUFB 598: Thailand Beach Closed Due To Tourist Damage And Pollution

Oct. 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to visit a place so badly that you dream of it every night and look at beautiful pictures? How did you feel when you showed up to that place after years of dreaming about it and finding out that it has b…

SUFB 597: Shark Expedition Searches For Great White Shark Mating Area In Canada

Oct. 15, 2018

The popular organization led a in search to find a mating sight hypothesized to be in the area.  Two of the their tagged sharks, Lydia and Hilton, were tracked in the Canadian waters. Researchers wondered why the sharks mi…

SUFB 596: You Need Do Plan This Out For Your Career

Oct. 14, 2018

There are 100s of people that try to get in the Marine Science and Conservation field every year. It's difficult to find a job let alone build a career in Marine Conservation. However, there are certain things you can do to …

SUFB 595: A Handful Of Corporations Responsible For Most Plastic Found Along Shores

Oct. 13, 2018

The International Shoreline Cleanup occurs in September every year. It's a way to get people to understand how much plastic and debris washes up on beaches.  Greenpeace Canada has released a report identifying the common pie…

SUFB 594: Court Rules Dutch Government Needs To Follow Climate Change Reduction Pledge

Oct. 12, 2018

What do you do when your government doesn't follow up on its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? You take them to court. That is what a group of organizations did to the Dutch Government. An appeals court ruled that t…

SUFB 593: Senegal Community Working To Get Conservation Right For Survival

Oct. 11, 2018

Local communities can be great examples of showing great conservation examples as they conserve their community in order for them to survive for generations. A recent example was brought to the forefront by . The example was…

SUFB 592: What Is The Biggest Contributor To Climate Change?

Oct. 10, 2018

I'm confused. First, an article comes out with a list of the 100 companies that contribute 71% of the Global Greenhouse Gases (the list was made up primarily of oil/gas and coal corporations). Then, an article comes out sayi…

SUFB 591: What You Shouldn't Have To Go Through In A Marine Conservation Career

Oct. 9, 2018

I've met with many people over my career you provide them with advice on how to get a Marine Conservation Career. In fact, I created an online course for it a few years back. I enjoy helping people as I got helped by my coll…

SUFB 590: IPCC Says Climate Change Worse Than We Thought...Is The Report Effective?

Oct. 8, 2018

Another IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change) report has been released and things haven't gotten better regarding Climate Change...things are worse. The report predicted that massive droughts and flooding will occ…

SUFB 589: Reduce Cow Farts, Save The World From Climate Change

Oct. 7, 2018

On of the main arguments for reduce meat content lately has been to help reduce climate change. According to studies, cow flatulence emits methane, a greenhouse gas. In fact, the meat industry is said to contribute 4% of the…

SUFB 588: If A Whale Went Under Your Boat Would You Call 911

Oct. 6, 2018

A quick episode today. This episode is based on the various reactions of a family who encountered two whales during their family adventure in Puget Sound. Let's just say some family members were enjoying the once in a lifeti…

SUFB 587: Jellyfish Toxin So Bad It Makes You Want To Die

Oct. 5, 2018

Jellyfish are amazing creatures, just ask Rebecca Helm; however, some jellies can get a little dangerous if one happens to get stung by a jelly.  In this episode, I talk about how Climate Change is causing concern about a sp…