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Christine Figgener

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A Chat About Sea Turtles with Christine Figgener

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe discuss sea turtle mysteries, biology, research and conservation with sea turtle researcher and conservationist Dr. Christine Figgener. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 14mins

29 Jun 2021

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Sea Turtles and Straws with Christine Figgener

Fancy Scientist: Animals, Science, Lifestyle

Several years ago, I went on a trip to Hilton head, South Carolina, and I woke up in the morning really early and went to the beach. This is something I always do when I am by the ocean, because you get to find some really cool stuff in the morning. And this time I found the best thing ever, or the two best things ever!I saw two baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean. Members of their nest likely hatched the night before, and these two were stragglers. I got to see them make their journey to the ocean. One of the coolest parts was that is that the sea turtles were right in the middle of this tourist spot. And that they were basically co-existing with humans on this busy beach for a short period of time. Ever since then, I’ve been wanting to talk to somebody about sea turtles conservation and science.I invited sea turtle biologist Dr. Christine Figgener on the podcast who is not only a sea turtle expert, but famous for sparking the movement to reduce plastic straw use. She is the one who took the video of the sea turtle who had a plastic straw up its nose. In this podcast, we talk about everything sea turtles, plastic, and conservation. Specifically we talk about: How Christine got interested in sea turtles and scienceThe steps Christine took to become a scientistWhat Christine does on a daily basisWhat sea turtle research is likeThe biggest threats to sea turtlesEasy tips that you can do to help out sea turtles (all from home)How the straw video went viralHow sea turtle releases can be harmful, why hotels do them, and why you shouldn’t support themFor full show notes click here.Get a free chapter of my book “Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology: What It’s Like and What You Need to Know” to see how I can help you in your career: https://stephanieschuttler.com/getting-a-job-in-wildlife-biology-book/ Want to learn about cool animals, conservation, and get tips about careers in wildlife biology, science, and more? Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/StephanieSchuttler and join my email list: https://stephanieschuttler.com/ I’d love to meet you. Connect with me on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/FancyScientistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fancy_scientist/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fancyscientist/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/fancyscientist/pins/Join the “Getting a Job in Wildlife Biology” Facebook group to connect with other aspiring wildlife biologists, post your questions and get free advice: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gettingajobinwildlifebiology

42mins

22 Jun 2021

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Christine Figgener Interview

Power Podcast

Power podcast is a series started by the two co-presidents of Laurier Animal Rescue where we will be featuring women in the field of animals, whether that be researchers, conservationists, photographers, etc... For episode 1, we will be showcasing our interview with Christine Figgener who is a renowned Marine Conservation Biologist who works mainly in the conservation of turtles and in the fight against plastic pollution.

54mins

19 May 2021

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#80 Christine Figgener on Sea Turtles vs. Single-Use Plastics

The Darin Olien Show

We all know plastics are polluting our planet. And we all know we should be limiting our use of plastics. But words are just words. Sometimes you need to show people the destruction up close to spark real change. Christine Figgener, top marine conservation biologist, did just that. Her unedited YouTube video of her team pulling a straw from a sea turtle’s nose sparked the global anti-straw movement. In this episode, we chat about how to come together to rid the world of single-use plastics. || LINKS | footprintusfoundation.org/ | Full Show Notes - darinolien.com/podcasts

54mins

20 Apr 2021

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Rettung der Schildkröten - mit Meeresbiologin Dr. Christine Figgener

Helden der Meere

Christine Figgener hat sich ihren Traum erfüllt und lebt als Meeresbiologin an einem Karibikstrand. Ihre Mission: Die Rettung der bedrohten Meeresschildkröten. Während ihrer Arbeit nahm Sie ein Video auf, in dem einer Schildkröte ein Strohhalm aus der Nase gezogen wurde. Das Video wurde über 100 Millionen Mal gesehen und hat eine weltweite Diskussion über Plastik losgetreten. Sie ist Botschafterin vom World-Cleanup-Day und wird vom Times Magazin als „Next Generation Leader“ gefeiert.In dieser Podcastfolge erklärt Christine, wie sie die Schildkröten schützt und warum diese Tiere so bedroht sind. Natürlich berichtet Sie auch von dem Tag, an dem Sie das folgenschwere Interview gedreht hat und erklärt, warum das leider keine Ausnahme war. Wir sprechen darüber, wie sich ihr Leben durch das Video verändert hat und was jeder von uns tun kann, um den Schildkröten zu helfen.Hier findet ihr das Video, in dem einer Schildkröte ein Strohhalm aus der Nase entfernt wird.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bwWenn ihr Christines Arbeit in Costa Rica unterstützen wollt, dann könnt ihr das hier tun:https://pro-mar.orghttps://www.milkywire.com/impacters/christine

1hr 1min

29 Mar 2021

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#6 Christine Figgener Ph.D: Marine turtle conservation. Biology / environment / evolution / science

Anthropocene. The Science of Conservation with Byron Pace

Marine biologist, Christine Figgener, Ph.D. joins us to discuss the complexities of sea-turtle conservation. From their evolutionary history to environmental threats and their role in marine food webs, we draw on the greater conservation issues of endangered species and their role within ecosystems. Christine: www.seaturtlebiologist.com Support the show: www.pacetron.com/byronpace More info: www.byronpace.com Column: https://modernhuntsman.com/stories/into-the-anthropocene-column-byron-pace

38mins

23 Nov 2020

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#171 Science Shorts: Christine Figgener Ph.D. Sea turtle conservation. Biology / biodiversity / Costa Rica / environment / plastic pollution / evolution

Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace

Marine biologist, Christine Figgener, Ph.D. joins us to discuss the complexities of sea-turtle conservation. From their evolutionary history to environmental threats and their role in marine food webs, we draw on the greater conservation issues of endangered species and their role within ecosystems. Christine: www.seaturtlebiologist.com Support the show: www.pacetron.com/byronpace More info: www.byronpace.com Column: https://modernhuntsman.com/stories/into-the-anthropocene-column-byron-pace

38mins

23 Nov 2020

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SUFB 806: Sea Turtle Week With Christine Figgener

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

I sit down with Christine Figgener today to discuss #SeaTurtleWeek that started on June 8th and ends on June 16th. There is a coordinated effort by sea turtle practitioners all over the world to create awareness for the 7 species of Sea Turtles on the planet.  Christine tells us her story of how she became interested in Marine Conservation, specifically Sea Turtles and how she got into science communication (scicomm).  Sea Turtle Week Links: Sea Turtle Week: https://www.seaturtleweek.com/ See Turtles: https://www.seeturtles.org/ Christine Figgener Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cfiggener/ Christine Figgener YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/seaturtlebiologist Have you seen Sea Turtle information pop up in your feed? Share the information (text, images or videos) in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.  What do you think about the ban? Share your thoughts in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Want to get started on living for a better Ocean? Sign up for the Grove Collaborative and get a free gift: http://www.speakupforblue.com/goocean. Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App: http://www.speakupforblue.com/app. Speak Up For Blue Instagram Speak Up For Blue Twitter

34mins

13 Jun 2019

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Higher Ed Social

Christine Figgener is a marine conservation biologist, a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University and Time Magazine recently recognized her as a '2018 Next Generation Leader.' Christine is credited with helping spark the anti-plastic movement with her viral video of a straw being pulled from a turtle's nose. She loves how research is connected to mentorship. After graduation, she hopes to focus on science communication to build the gap between scientists and non-scientists.Links to cool stuffChristine on TwitterChristine on LinkedInChristine on InstagramThe Turtle Video (viewer discretion is advised)Time Magazine's 2018 Next Generation LeaderTime Magazine article on Christine's workEpisode 143 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0143.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher

32mins

20 Dec 2018