Life’s Tough, but Austin Gallagher is TOUGHER… This Marine Biologist is known as the “Tiger Shark King!”
Life’s Tough, Explorers Are TOUGHER!
Suppose you’re a fan of “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel. In that case, you’re likely to be familiar with shark expert Dr. Austin Gallagher. Austin spent some time with our podcast host, Richard Wiese, for our Explorers are Tougher Podcast. They talked about ocean conservation, and we learned that sharks could be so much more than the subject of marine studies. They can actually be partners and collaborators to help us gain new scientific insights into the oceanic world. Dr. Gallagher has always had a keen interest in marine biology, even from a young age. He credits his parents for keeping him supplied with books to feed his quest for knowledge. He became intrigued by the huge animals living under the water, and so began his life-long enthusiasm for marine life. A pivotal point came when he was twelve years old and took a marine biology field trip to the Florida Keys and had the opportunity to swim with sharks. One of the interesting points that Austin makes during this interview is the fact that although wild animals, as a rule, are unpredictable, sharks are relatively predictable. You must, however, meet them on their terms, not ours. He shares insight into their hunting logic and offers suggestions for deterring a shark attack. When asked about shark attacks, Austin points out that conservation efforts for white sharks have gone exceptionally well. As shark populations grow and thrive and human beachgoers increase, there will inevitably be more interactions. To learn more about this marine biologist and shark expert, visit his website, or watch him on the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” To hear about other explorers, join us for new episodes of Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER! !At https://www.lifestough.com/podcast/explorers/. Richard Wiese, the host of this podcast, is an American explorer. He is the author of the guidebook, Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer. He became the youngest person to become president of the Explorers Club in 2002. Richard is also Executive Producer and Host of the PBS weekly television series Born to Explore with Richard Wiese.
SUFB 1151: Using NFTs to Fundraise For Non-Profits with Dr. Austin Gallagher
Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
Cryptocurrencies are making a real splash across the world as artists are making millions of dollars to sell digital art and experiences that millionaires and even billionaires are buying like there is no tomorrow. The question is: Is there a place for marine conservation organizations to help with their fundraising. Dr. Austin Gallagher thinks so. Austin is the Chief Scientist for Beneath the Waves, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ocean health and using science and technology to catalyze ocean policy. Austin is also a social entrepreneur and uses innovative ways to raise funds in order for the organization to conduct its work. Beneath the Waves recently dabbled in the NFT market to create experiences that would help fund their work and create opportunities for people to get involved that went beyond traditional means of funding. Dr. Gallagher tells us about the experience and how they made tens of thousands of dollars selling a marine biology experience-type NFT. You can check out their NFT store here: https://blockparty.co/creator/GB5Y7QPW7RK6L3OIIYZFB3O2L7ONXFD3NEXW7ZCITKFFGDXT2UBZSZLQ Visit the Beneath The Waves Website: https://beneaththewaves.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btwaves/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/beneaththewaves YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnoswjbRReaK8KfWT9a4Bg/videos Want To Talk Oceans? Join the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Speak Up For Blue Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speakupforblue/ Speak Up For Blue Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakUpforBlue
Bonus: Mentorship Part 2 with Dr. Austin Gallagher
This second part of our Mentorship series from Dr. Austin Gallagher is all about how to influence others—and win. This idea might sound strange, but ultimately, this concept is all about likability and relationship-building—and the importance of using these professional skills in daily life. From adding a smile or using someone's first name in conversation to going above and beyond to deliver for your team, this talk is full of advice for the boardroom and the lab.
Earlier this year, we started The Crew: an online social network and mentorship program for ocean lovers, aspiring scientists, and those already in the field. Each week, our team connects with this group to talk both big-picture ocean conservation issues, and more personally, advice and guidance on how to get involved and make an impact. This bonus episode is Part 1 of 2 mentorship sessions from Dr. Gallagher this fall — all about finding your path, in your career and in life.
On this episode we reached out to our followers directly, to get your questions for Dr. Gallagher on careers, moving forward in life, and sharks. Tune in to hear Austin's advice on finding the right opportunities, coping with stress, failure and success, growing the Beneath the Waves brand, making his way in the shark science world and as always, a little bit about sharks. We hope you enjoy this bonus content, and continue to take the lessons, principles and learnings from our podcast into your own lives!
An introduction to the podcast by your host, Dr. Austin Gallagher. What is Shark Brain? Learn about the inspiration for the podcast, its theme and format, and a little background on Austin’s unorthodox professional journey as a marine biologist, entrepreneur, and nonprofit leader.
SUFB 392: Hustling Like an Oceanpreneur With Dr. Austin Gallagher
Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
Dr. Austin Gallagher is someone who never stops in this Marine Science and Conservation Industry. He conducts research on sharks and other predators all over the world, he founded and leads a non-profit organization called Beneath The Waves; and, he is now a social entrepreneur that quenches your thirst with Tempo, an all organic no sweetener sparkling tea that is built to be good for the Ocean. I am truly honoured to have Austin as my guest today where he tells us about all of his ventures including working with his team to tag hammerhead sharks in Japan with a free diver and professional surfer. You.Do.Not.Want.To.Miss.This.Episode!!! Let me know what you think of the episode by joining our Facebook Group for the Podcast. Support Speak Up For Blue's Efforts to build a platform to raise awareness for Marine Science and Conservation and help you live for a better Ocean. Contribute to our Patreon Campaign