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Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It educates you, the listener, on the different Ocean Conservation Projects that are happening around the world. By listening to our guests, I hope to inspire you to live an ocean-friendly life through their stories and the information I provide to guide you towards a living a life that will be healthy for the Ocean. On the podcast episodes, I discuss, sharks, marine mammals (whales, dolphins, manatees, sea lions, seals), seabirds, fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod, etc) as well as ocean issues like climate change/global warming (ocean acidification, increased sea temperatures, sea level rise, arctic melting, changing weather patterns), water pollution, plastic pollution (single-use plastic), coastal development, overfishing, whale hunting, fish poaching and more.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It educates you, the listener, on the different Ocean Conservation Projects that are happening around the world. By listening to our guests, I hope to inspire you to live an ocean-friendly life through their stories and the information I provide to guide you towards a living a life that will be healthy for the Ocean. On the podcast episodes, I discuss, sharks, marine mammals (whales, dolphins, manatees, sea lions, seals), seabirds, fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod, etc) as well as ocean issues like climate change/global warming (ocean acidification, increased sea temperatures, sea level rise, arctic melting, changing weather patterns), water pollution, plastic pollution (single-use plastic), coastal development, overfishing, whale hunting, fish poaching and more.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue raises awareness of the variety of ocean science and conservation projects conducted all around the world. It educates you, the listener, on the different Ocean Conservation Projects that are happening around the world. By listening to our guests, I hope to inspire you to live an ocean-friendly life through their stories and the information I provide to guide you towards a living a life that will be healthy for the Ocean. On the podcast episodes, I discuss, sharks, marine mammals (whales, dolphins, manatees, sea lions, seals), seabirds, fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod, etc) as well as ocean issues like climate change/global warming (ocean acidification, increased sea temperatures, sea level rise, arctic melting, changing weather patterns), water pollution, plastic pollution (single-use plastic), coastal development, overfishing, whale hunting, fish poaching and more.

Language:

English

Contact:

905-630-8441


Episodes

SUFB 987: New Marine Conservation Review Paper Shows Hope

4/8/2020
There is a scientific review paper out that was authored by a number of high profiled marine scientists that say we can turn the poor health of the Ocean around by 2050 based on conservation success stories of animals such as the Humpback whale, manatee, and other charismatic ocean species. That's great news, right?! We will need to double our efforts to fight a number of issues such as climate change, ocean plastic pollution, and overfishing to name a few in order to change the tide on the...

Duration:00:13:48

SUFB 986: Will We Hit The World Reset Button For Climate Change

4/6/2020
At some point, we will get through this COVID-19 pandemic and when we do how will we approach our new world? I ask a number of questions surrounding the topic of sustainable living to fight Climate Change as we emerge from our self-isolation into our Brave New World. Link To Article: https://theconversation.com/sorry-to-disappoint-climate-deniers-but-coronavirus-makes-the-low-carbon-transition-more-urgent-135419 How do you think world leaders will approach living after the COVID-19...

Duration:00:14:24

SUFB 985: OceansCotComm2020 with Dr. Craig McClain

4/3/2020
My good friend Dr. Craig McClain joins me on the podcast to announce the wonderful OceansDotComm for 2020. The first OceanDotComm was a huge success, where 38 Science Communicators gathered at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium to tackle a topic and conduct a series of projects within a span of 5 days. There were ships, airboats, cultural dinners and lots of laughs involved during the challenge. That would be how I would sum up OceansDotComm2018. Now OceansDotComm 2020 is coming...

Duration:00:33:12

SUFB 984: The Conservation Questions Surrounding Private Zoos vs Sanctioned Zoos

4/1/2020
The Netflix Series called Tiger King has gone viral more than the Coronavirus. It's a bizarre docuseries about a Private Big Cat Zoo owner who is charged with the attempted murder of the owner of a Big Cat Sanctuary. People can't stop talking about it, but they are focusing on the wrong thing. They are focusing on the people and not the idea of having big cats in private zoos that are looked after by unqualified people. The docuseries also compares private zoos to sanctuaries and makes you...

Duration:00:14:43

SUFB 983: The World Is Getting Cleaner In Quarantine

3/30/2020
As we all are isolated in our respective homes around the world, we are seeing some positive effects of air pollution decreasing in Italy, China and other places. Link To Article: https://www.boredpanda.com/italy-pollution-levels-coronavirus-quarantine/?utm_source=ecosia&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic Will the quarantine lead to better environmental management in the future? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Check...

Duration:00:13:14

SUFB 982: Climate Change Is Causing Species Pull Towards The Poles

3/27/2020
A review study looked at 540 studies that involved marine species populations with respect to warming. Species near the poles are becoming more abundant compared to species near the equator. Link To Article: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238538-warming-oceans-are-causing-marine-life-to-shift-towards-the-poles/ Do you think this trend will continue? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Check out the new Speak Up For The...

Duration:00:10:03

SUFB 981: The Lonely Conservationists

3/25/2020
Trying to attain a career in Marine Conservation or Conservation, in general, is very difficult. There aren't many jobs available and there is little funding. There are many people struggling, but the struggle can be lonely as the business is very isolated with fieldwork in remote areas for long periods of time. One young conservationist had enough and decided to let her feelings out. What happened next was inspirational and gave birth to the website:...

Duration:00:22:58

Southern Ocean: Dwarf Sperm Whale Uses Ink As An Escape Response

3/23/2020
A YouTube video shows that Dwarf Sperm Whales use ink as an escape response similar to Squid and Octopus. Check out the YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/u7XmSOqR4vI Link To Article: https://www.sciencealert.com/rare-deepwater-whale-filmed-spraying-a-cloud-of-ink-to-flee-an-aggressive-seal How would you react if you saw the same thing live? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Take my course on Podcasting For The...

Duration:00:07:17

SUFB 980: Chile MPA Home To A Large Increase In Humpback Whales

3/23/2020
A great Mongabay article describes a 5-fold increase of Humpback Whales in less than two decades in a Multi-Use Protected Area in Chile called the Francisco Coloane Multi-Use Marine And Coastal Protected Area. In 2003, 40 Humpback whales were observed in the MPA compared to 190 individuals in 2017. The same study revealed a feeding area for the Humpback Whales was in a 15 square km area that was closed to fishing. A huge success. Link To Article: ...

Duration:00:17:16

SUFB 979: Preparing For Interviews For A Career In Marine Conservation

3/20/2020
The last segment in the Marine Conservation Career series covers the topic of Interviews. I LOVE doing interviews. Connecting to people is my jam! However, I know that not everyone loves interviews so I created this episode to help you better prepare for your next Marine Conservation Job Interview. Do you have any suggestions for preparing for Interviews? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Take my course on Podcasting For The...

Duration:00:20:13

SUFB 978: To Cull Or Not To Cull? That Is The Question.

3/18/2020
At some point in your Marine Conservation Career, you will face the question of whether one species is worth more than the other. Science alone will not be able to answer the question. A team of interdisciplinary scientists may be able to answer the question; however, the results may not agree with the moral stance from the public. The article that I cover today explores this idea using grey seals and cod on the Atlantic coast as an example. Link To Article: ...

Duration:00:14:33

SUFB 977: Self-Quarantined? You Can Still Live For The Ocean

3/16/2020
We are living in unprecedented times, where the Coronavirus has taken over our lives to the point where many of us are living in self-quarantine and practicing social distancing. People are buying up tons of toiler paper and disinfectant wipes to ensure they do not catch or spread the virus. Others are hoarding all sorts of products. The amount of purchasing can lead to the wasteful use of some products so I wanted to create this episode to ensure we are still living for a better Ocean by...

Duration:00:17:44

SUFB 976: How To Write A Resume For A Marine Conservation Job

3/13/2020
Your resume verifies all of the information you provided in your cover letter. It's very important to put it the right information and customize the resume to fit each job to which you are applying. In this episode, I run through how you should build each section of your resume for a Marine Conservation Job. Do you have any strategies that you would like to share? Share them in the Marine Science and Conservation Careers Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/career. Take my course on...

Duration:00:20:17

SUFB 975: Which Pacific Salmon Species Will Adapt Well To Climate Change?

3/11/2020
Pacific Salmon species love cool, clean waters and they are able to enjoy those waters all throughout British Columbia, Canada. Glacial retreating due to warmer air temperatures has revealed many suitable habitats for Pacific Salmon species; however, those glaciers are getting smaller and some have stopped revealing suitable habitat. It's all due to Climate Change that increased the speed of melting. Less habitat is a bit of a concern to researchers. Some Pacific Salmon species will not do...

Duration:00:15:32

SUFB 974: Tackling The Plastic Pollution Problem

3/9/2020
How do we stop plastic pollution from getting into the Ocean? Is banning single-use plastic the way to go, or do we make the manufacturers bare the responsibility or both? Link to article: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/plastic-problem-recycling-myth-big-oil-950957/ Let me know what you think in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app. Speak Up For Blue...

Duration:00:24:58

SUFB 973: How To Write A Proper Cover Letter For Marine Conservation Jobs

3/6/2020
The times of a single-page cover letter are over. In Marine Conservation, your cover letter needs to include specific information that will help the person reviewing your application to decide whether you warrant a closer look (i.e. an interview). I give you tips on how to write a cover letter that will get you closer to getting the interview. It worked for me. Once I started using this strategy, I was able to get more interviews on applications that I submitted. Do you use the same...

Duration:00:20:56

SUFB 972: Throwback To Episode 8 - Climate Change And The Ocean

3/4/2020
Do you remember when the Senator brought the snowball onto the Senate floor to demonstrate that Climate Change was not real? I sure do. You will find out my thoughts about the event on this Throwback episode to episode 8, my first solo/non-interview episode. It was a time where President Obama declared Climate Change as the biggest threat to the United States. That claim was backed up by the Navy, NASA and other scientific associations. However, Republican politicians were fighting any...

Duration:01:07:19

SUFB 971: Protecting The Safety Of Women Within Academia With Chelsea Gray

3/2/2020
This episode may be the most powerful episode that we have ever published on Speak Up For The Ocean Blue podcast. It's all because of my guest today, Chelsea Gray, a PhD student who studies basking sharks. Unfortunately, we are not discussing Chelsea's PhD today as Chelsea will be telling us about something that happened to her a couple of years ago that was terrible. She will also be telling us what happened after as she tried to seek justice. You have to listen to this story to believe...

Duration:01:31:35

SUFB 970: How To Know You Qualify For The Right Job

2/28/2020
It's quite frustrating when you spend so much time applying for a job and then hear nothing back as to whether you go an interview or your application was even close. I was able to find success in applying for jobs where I received interviews. There was a point in time where I was getting a lot of interviews. IT was all in how I applied for the job. In this episode, I talk about how to identify whether a job add is right for you to apply for the job you want and that fits you. Have you...

Duration:00:21:05

SUFB 969: Throwback To Interview With NY Sea Grant

2/26/2020
The Sea Grant program has always been an important program for citizens that live within a Sea Grant state. The program conducts programs that are focused on finding solutions for state problems. In this throwback episode, Bill Wyse and I discussed the programs related to the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Also, there is a clip of my oldest daughter, who was 7 at the time, telling me about her favourite animal...that choked me up a bit. Do you know what your Sea Grant program does? Share...

Duration:01:10:57