Season 1

SUFB 486 Season 2 Episode 1: Kuching Cat Museum, Goals For IMCC5 With Speak Up For Blue Podcast Network Hosts

June 23, 2018

I am very pleased to present the first episode for the International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Malaysia.  Everyday until June 29th, I will be publishing a podcast summarizing the highlights of the day as well …

SUFB 485: How To Prepare For Marine Conservation Conferences

June 22, 2018

As you are listening to this episode, I am just arriving to Kuching, Malaysia for the International Marine Conservation Congress (5). I have to admit that I am getting pretty excited for the trip and to see great friends and…

SUFB 484: Squid And Bacteria With Sarah McAnulty

June 20, 2018

Sarah McAnulty joins me on the podcast to continue with Cephalopod Week and discuss her research interest of Squid and Bacteria. Sarah is not only interested in the marine science and conservation of squid and the rest of Ce…

SUFB 483: Maine Lobster Hit By Tariffs; Giant Cuttlefish Bring In The Tourism Money; and, Are MPAs Working?

June 18, 2018

Three stories for today include , and . Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast to get updates on IMCC5 happenings at the end of this week and next week. Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our .  I wou…

SUFB 482: Cephalopod Week Kick Off With Paleontology and Cephalpods With Thomas Clements

June 15, 2018

It's Cephalopod Week (June 15th to June 22nd) so Speak Up For Blue will focus this week on all things Cephalopod.  In this episode, we chat with Thomas Clements, who just passed his defence for his PhD, about how Cephalopods…

SUFB 481: Business Innovation For The Ocean: The Bad, The Good and The Artsy

June 13, 2018

I focus on how businesses are approaching Marine Conservation in this episode. our three stories cover different ways businesses are adapting to changing times. Our first story is about two businesses who make it easier and …

SUFB 480: If A Marine Protected Area Is Designated, But It Doesn't Have A Management Plan, Is It Still Protected?

June 11, 2018

Three stories I'm covering today: 1) ; 2) ; and, 3) . Enjoy the Podcast!!! Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our .  I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the to chime in. Do you know w…

SUFB 479: Bringing Conservation Heroes To Light

June 8, 2018

or going to Over 100 people working on the conservation of animals and the environment are killed around the world every year just for doing their job. Many more work under the threat of harm, persecution, or death. Jairo M…

SUFB 478: Seagrass Spotter App With Dr. Richard Unsworth

June 6, 2018

The Project Seagrass Team has a purpose to map the world's seagrass distribution. Not an easy task, so they are asking for your help as well as everyone else to help achieve their goal.  They developed a tool called the Seag…

SUFB 477: Plastic Free Suggestions For The G7 Countries; Adaptation to Sea Level Rise; and, 1500 Dolphins Play With Baby Humpback

June 4, 2018

This episode I discuss how 33 environmental and civil society groups want . I also discuss an opinion piece written on CNN's website about how . I cap off the episode with a highlight in the Ocean near Monterey Bay, where E…

SUFB 476: Marine Mammals Behaviour In Captivity; People Want Lolita To Be Released; and, Guy Poses With Sharks - Reaction

June 1, 2018

I originally had a plan to have the Marin eConservation Happy Hour Crew, so we did a Facebook Live in the Speak Up For Blue Group; however, we had a problem with the audio recording and none of it could be used.  So I re-rec…

SUFB 475: Florida Land Based Shark Fishing Policy Changes With Dr. David Shiffman

May 30, 2018

Dr. David Shiffman stops by the podcast to discuss something that is very important to him and to sharks in Florida State Waters. He talks to us about Land based shark fishing in Florida and how the State is considering poli…

SUFB 474: Trump Cancels Fishing Protections; Climate Change Optimism Needed; and, Are Orcas A-holes?

May 28, 2018

Ocean Update is back again with 2 stories and an opinion! There is quite a bit of material to go over today spanning from Fisheries to Climate Change to Marine Mammals. Once you listen to the episode then you can speak up in…

SUFB 473: Apparel Company Wants To Create Shirts From Recycled Plastic; Increase Ethnic Diversity To Increase Conservation.

May 25, 2018

It's Ocean Talk Friday where I record live in the Facebook Fan Page and Group so that people can take part in Speaking Up For Oceans. On today's episode, I talk about the following articles: 1) ; and, 2) I was very happy th…

SUFB 472: Kilauea's Lava Touches Ocean; New Daily Ocean Talk Preview; and, Small Org Gets A Huge Payout

May 23, 2018

No guest today (apologies), but we do have some news and a special preview of a new Patreon Incentive as part of my way of raising money for the Speak Up For Blue Network of Podcasts.  I first talk about the dangers associat…

SUFB 471: Crab Fishery In Maryland Affected By Immigration Policy; MPAs and Dr. Sylvia Earle; and, 800 Swim Bladders Seized in Mexico City

May 21, 2018

Happy Monday!!! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Today's episode is packed with stories from to to a boat load of . Enjoy the Podcast!!! Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our .  I would love to hear you…

SUFB 470: US Republican Senators Think Rocks Causing Sea Level Rise and New Genetically Different Blue Whale Species Discovered In New Zealand

May 18, 2018

This Episode of Ocean Talk Friday was recorded live on the Facebook Fan Page where I discussed how the US Senate Science Committee might be delaying the country's Climate Change adaptation by bringing up ridiculous reasons t…

SUFB 469: Sea Lion Banned From Harbour In BC; Can Marine Biologists Make A Decent Living?; and, New Guidelines For Right Whales Protections In Canada

May 16, 2018

Marine Mammals and Marine Biology Careers/Entrepreneurs is what I cover on today's podcast. Two Marine Mammal stories and 1 editorial on marine biology careers.  The first marine mammal story is about a sea lion that is tryi…

SUFB 468: Crucial Recycling Tips; Is Banning Toxic Sunscreen the ONLY Answer; and, New Shark Detection System May Save Sharks and People

May 14, 2018

Recycling, Toxic Sunscreen and Sharks are the topics that I cover today. They are all different, yet they are all related as they have to do with Marine Conservation. Check out what they are all about! Here are the links for…

SUFB 467: Flukeless Gray Whales and Ironless Phytoplankton (Ocean Talk Friday)

May 11, 2018

Publishing the Ocean Talk Friday episode that I recorded Live on the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Page and the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group. On today's episode, I chat about two articles that have to do with the largest or…

SUFB 466: Sustainable Marine Conservation Training with Dr. Andrew Thaler

May 9, 2018

Dr. Andrew Thaler is an expert in Deep-Sea Ecology and Marine Science/Conservation Communication. He has a PhD in Deep-Sea Ecology and owns and operates Southern Fried Science, one of the most popular Marine Science and Cons…

SUFB 465: Coral Reef Ecology; Science and People; and, Coral Reef Resilience

May 7, 2018

I spend time talking about one of my favourite habits in the Ocean. Actually, it's probably the favourite habitats of many people...Coral Reefs!!! Of course, we are not talking only about Climate Change, but I cannot do an e…

SUFB 464: Sea World Fails Tour Guide's Animal Welfare Audit and Florida Mangroves in EverGlades Are Disappearing

May 4, 2018

I recorded Ocean Talk Friday in the on Wednesday, which I plan on doing from now on. If you want to take part then join the group and attend every Wednesday at 7pm EST to have a chance to get on the episode. Today, I chat w…

SUFB 463: Tuna Management Recommendations and Do You Use Eco-Friendly Products

May 2, 2018

Today I discuss a couple of crucial topics that I found important to discuss with you. First off, I update you on how .  Secondly, I talk about eco-friendly products that are out on the market that can be used as alternative…

SUFB 462: Climate Change In The News

April 30, 2018

Climate Change is in the news again spanning all parts of the world. Today, I am talking about Climate Change affecting the US, Australia and Islands in the South Pacific. I will be focusing on Sea Level Rise and Sea Surface…

SUFB 461: Recorded Live for Ocean Talk Friday

April 27, 2018

Today is a very special episode because I finally opened up Ocean Talk Friday to people in the Facebook Group. It was the first time I did this and I am very happy to say that it worked out very well for the first time.  Tod…

SUFB 460: Beautiful Images For Marine Conservation With Christine Ren

April 25, 2018

Christine Ren, from , is our guest on the podcast today. She is here for two reasons: 1) To tell us how underwater performances can make the personal connection of the ocean to the human race: and, 2) Christine and I got to …

SUFB 459: UK Goes Strawless, Can Boyat Slat Clean Up The Ocean, People Need To Leave Animals Alone

April 23, 2018

The . Will this be the first of many countries to do so? Plus, ...is his to clean up the Ocean taking time and money away from other projects that focus on preventing plastics from getting into the Ocean? Finally, I talk ab…

SUFB 458: Volunteering With Green Sea Turtles During My Hawaiian Vacation

April 20, 2018

Today's episode is all about my vacation to Hawai'i. I'm here for a wedding, but used the opportunity to get some Marine Conservation done in the best way I know how, I volunteered to monitor Green Sea Turtles that would bas…

SUFB 457: Podcasting To Make You Wiser About The Oceans With Alexis Brown

April 18, 2018

Alexis Brown is on the podcast today to discuss her podcast called "My Ocean" under the . We get in to talking about all of the programs that Ocean Wise runs including the Vancouver Aquarium, Shoreline Clean Up, Seafood Prog…

SUFB 456: US Making Countries Survey Cetaceans For Fishery Exports and Are We Really Recycling Properly

April 16, 2018

Two stories to discuss today: 1) The US is using the Marine Mammal Protection Act to make countries to thorough Cetacean surveys before they can ship fish to the US; and, 2) A recent CBC report revealed that Canadians may no…

SUFB 455: Debunking Fukushima Map (Again!) and My Online Run In With Online Politics

April 13, 2018

Two things happened to me this week regarding the Oceans: 1) Today, I saw a Facebook friend post a fake map of "radiation" spread across the Pacific Ocean after the Japanese Tsunami. Find out why it's fake by listening to th…

SUFB 454: Plogging Our Way To A Cleaner Ocean with Melanie Knight

April 11, 2018

Melanie Knight is my guest today on the podcast to discuss how she got inspired by plogging, the act of picking up litter while jogging. Melanie talks with me about how she got started and why she did a 30 day challenge of p…

SUFB 453: Atlantic Right Whales In Trouble; My Opinion on Marine Documentaries; and, Oil Spill And Fire in Borneo

April 9, 2018

There is a lot to update you on the program today. I first talk about the 10% loss in population of North Atlantic Right Whales and why there is such a decline; My opinion on the validity of Marine Conservation Documentaries…

SUFB 452: Walrus Left Off The Endangered Species Act and Marine Protected Area Controversy Based On Size

April 6, 2018

Ocean Talk Friday brings me around to discuss two big nes items that came out this week: 1) ; and, 2) Two Scientists have different views on Marine Protected Size and priority for protection ( and ) Enjoy the Podcast!!! I wo…

SUFB 451: Jellyfish Are Cool With Dr. Rebecca Helm

April 4, 2018

I had the great opportunity to meet and work with Rebecca at OceanDotCom 2018 hosted by LUMCON. During the event, Rebecca came to me to ask if she would like me to have her on the podcast to talk about how cool Jellyfish are…

SUFB 450: (Live) Is the Carbon Tax the Best Way To Reduce Carbon Emissions and Fight Climate Change

April 2, 2018

Today is a special episode, not necessarily because of the topic (Carbon Tax), but because I recorded the episode live in the Facebook Group. I did it for two reasons: 1) I want to have the podcast to include the members of …

SUFB 449: Half of Americans Don't Think Climate Change Is Affecting Them; Tabasco Losing Important Land; and, Sea Turtles Can Use Flippers For More Than Swimming

March 30, 2018

Today's Ocean Talk Friday includes these stories: 1) ; 2) ; 3)  Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts? Subscribe to and

SUFB 448: Studying Harbour Seal Behaviour with Shea Steingass

March 28, 2018

I am very happy to be discussing Harbour Seal behaviour with my new friend Shea Steingass who has the pleasure in conducting these captivating animals. She discusses how she uses stable isotope analysis using Harbour Seal wh…

SUFB 447: #YOSOYJAIRO

March 26, 2018

Today, I am talking about something really special to me and the conservation community at large. The Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award is given to a person who demonstrates bravery in the face of danger while conserving the…

SUFB 446: My Great Experience At Ocean Dot Comm 2018 - Ocean Talk Friday

March 23, 2018

Today's Ocean Talk Friday has me breaking down the everything that happened at OceanDotComm 2018. As many of you know, I spent a week at LUMCON (Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium) with over 40 other people who have ex…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 10: The Season Finale

March 20, 2018

Shea and I sit down to decompress and discuss the past four days at OceanDotComm 2018. We chat about we loved the challenge on taking on the Southern Louisiana Coastal Optimism project and incorporating it into the podcast. …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 9: How The Pointe-Au-Chien Tribe is Fighting For Their Land with Patty Ferguson

March 20, 2018

Patty Ferguson joins Shea on the podcast to discuss how the Pointe-Au-Chien Tribe is fighting to protect their land against coastal loss and for their tight to be federally recognized as a tribe. The federal recognition woul…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 8: How Educators in Southern Louisiana Adapt to Coastal Loss with Beth Guidry

March 20, 2018

Beth Guidry joins Shea on the podcast to discuss how she is dealing with the rapid coastal loss as an educator in Southern Louisiana. Beth tells Shea how her student's lives have changed based on the changes to the landscape…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 7: Fish Science Moves South With Dr. Solomon David

March 20, 2018

Dr. Solomon David joins me on the podcast to discuss his recent migration from Michigan to Southern Louisiana, where he is an Associate Professor at Nichols State University teaching and studying aquatic fisheries science. H…

SUFB Season 1 Ep 6: Settling in Southern Louisiana After Living in 32 States with Murt Conover

March 20, 2018

Murt Conover joins Shea on the podcast to discuss why Murt settled in Southern Louisiana for 20 years after she had lived in 32 states previously. There is something about this area that entices people to stay here for long …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 5: The Politics of a Changing Coast with Arlanda Williams

March 20, 2018

Arlanda Williams joins me on the podcast to discuss how local politics plays a role in protecting the people of Southern Louisiana. Arlanda serves as Vice Chair of the Terrebonne Parrish Council and is also a PhD candidate. …

SUFB Season 1 Ep4: Southern Louisiana Coastal Habitat Changes with Dr. Melissa Baustian

March 20, 2018

Dr. Melissa Baustian joins Shea on this episode of the season to tell us about the diverse coastal habitats within the Southern Louisiana Region to give us a sense of the changes that have occurred over the past century. You…

Season 1 Ep 3: SciComm Planning To Tell A Story With Shea Steingass

March 19, 2018

I am very pleased to introduce Shea Steingass to you as we collaborate to create a overall narrative of Coastal Optimism through a series of interviews with various members of the community in Southern Louisiana. All of the …

SUFB Season 1 Ep 2: OceanDotComm 2018 and the Theme Reveal with Dr. Craig McClain

March 19, 2018

Dr. Craig McClain is into Science Communication and when I say he is into SciComm, this is the man who created Deep Sea News, one of the first marine science blogs. Creating innovative science products is not new to Craig, s…