Cover image of Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
(145)
Science
Natural Sciences
Nature

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Updated 2 days ago

Science
Natural Sciences
Nature
Read 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.

Read 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.

iTunes Ratings

145 Ratings
Average Ratings
137
2
1
1
4

Corrupted

By Fortis_Rising - Aug 06 2019
Read more
Love the episodes, new to the podcast. Sounds like SUFB 847 has been corrupted around 3:44 mark.

A show with a cause

By Uncontained Static - Nov 13 2017
Read more
Great show raising awareness for one of the biggest problems the world is facing now.

iTunes Ratings

145 Ratings
Average Ratings
137
2
1
1
4

Corrupted

By Fortis_Rising - Aug 06 2019
Read more
Love the episodes, new to the podcast. Sounds like SUFB 847 has been corrupted around 3:44 mark.

A show with a cause

By Uncontained Static - Nov 13 2017
Read more
Great show raising awareness for one of the biggest problems the world is facing now.

Listen to:

Cover image of Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Updated 2 days ago

Read 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.

Rank #1: SUFB 608: The Right Whale Festival For Conservation With Cheryl Munday

Podcast cover
Read more

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 Jacksonville and the importance of the venue. This is conservation.

Let us know in the Facebook Group what you think about using events like this festival to promote conservation.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Join the Patreon Community to help support Speak Up For Blue's mission to bring Marine Science and Conservation information to you and the audience.

Oct 27 2018

19mins

Play

Rank #2: SUFB 837: Lake Erie Predicted To Get Massive Algal Bloom In July

Podcast cover
Read more

High Spring rains and phosphorus are predicted to cause a massive algal bloom in Lake Erie as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Lake Erie has had a history of algal problems given that the agricultural industry surrounds the lake on both sides of the border and Western Lake Erie is very shallow giving way to warmer waters. Phosphorous that washes into the Lake from streams and rivers combined with the warmer waters is a great recipe for algal blooms. 

I talked about the harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico in past episodes that originates from the output of the Mississippi River.  

Algal blooms as large as the ones predicted in Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico can spell bad news for our fight against climate change. Find out why by listening to the show.

What actions are you taking to reduce your use of phosphorus? Share your strategies in the Speak Up For Blue Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: 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

Jul 19 2019

14mins

Play

Rank #3: SUFB 636: Trump Administration Tries To Sneak Climate Report Out Over Holiday Weekend, It Backfired!

Podcast cover
Read more

A Climate Report predicting massive increases in the costs 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 position as a Climate Denying-Administration; however, the plan backfired after several news agencies picked up the report and covered it in some detail.

The coverage from some of the media outlets could be called questionable as some agencies had panels consisting of Climate Deniers that tried to skirt the conversation around the Climate action needed to whether Climate Change actually exist. 

I discuss these events during this episode.

Let me know in our Facebook Group what you think of how the media covers Climate Change stories in regards to always mentioning Climate Denial: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Get ready for your holiday parties you are hosting by using the Grove's quality household cleaning products from the Grove Collaborative by visiting: http://www.speakupforblue.com/holiday

Nov 26 2018

16mins

Play

Rank #4: SUFB 459: UK Goes Strawless, Can Boyat Slat Clean Up The Ocean, People Need To Leave Animals Alone

Podcast cover
Read more

The UK is preparing to ban plastic straws. Will this be the first of many countries to do so? Plus, Boyat Slat's project is getting more publicity...is his highly criticized project 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 about how people need to leave animals alone when they encounter them in the wild.

Enjoy The Podcast!!!

I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the Facebook Group to chime in.

Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts?

Subscribe to Marine Conservation Happy Hour and ConCiencia Azul

Apr 23 2018

41mins

Play

Rank #5: SUFB 420: Did A Whale Really Save A Marine Biologist From A Tiger Shark; Florida Gets Exempt From Oil And Gas Drilling; and, Blue Crab Pee Freezes Mud Crabs

Podcast cover
Read more

Happy Monday Folks! Today's episode I chat about: 

1) Wether a whale saved a marine biologist from a tiger shark (8:52);

2) Why the Trump Administration gave Florida an exemption from oil and gas exploration/drilling and not other states (18:19); and,

3) Why Blue Crab pee can be good for the health of oyster habitats in Georgia. (28:00)

Enjoy The Podcast!!!

Check out more detailed show notes on our website.

If you are interested in creating a podcast for your conservation organization or social enterprise, then connect with me for my podcasting services so I can help you get started and connect with your audience. Email me at andrew@speakupforblue.com

Are you looking to start off your Marine Science and Conservation Career, but don't know where to begin or it hasn't gone the way you expected to? Join us on our next Marine Conservation Career Q&A. All you need to do is contribute at least $1/month to our Patreon Campaign to attend:Contribute to our Patreon Campaign

Don't forget to join our Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group to join like-minded individuals who are all about living for a better Ocean. Join our Facebook Group for the Podcast.

Jan 15 2018

36mins

Play

Rank #6: SUFB 588: If A Whale Went Under Your Boat Would You Call 911

Podcast cover
Read more

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 lifetime experience and others were scared out of their wits. 

The whales were under the boat and lifted the boat slightly, so I can understand why some of the family members were afraid. However, it was interesting to hear calmer heads prevail as they calmed down their fellow family members to show that the whales meant no harm and that they will never experience it again...so take it all in.

I have some family members that get frightened at specific wildlife around my neighbourhood. I tell one of those stories in this episode. 

Let me know your irrational fears for animals in the Facebook Group.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Join our Patreon Community to help support Speak Up For Blue's mission to get more Marine Science and Conservation information to the public through online media like podcasts and videos. 

Oct 06 2018

10mins

Play

Rank #7: SUFB 515: NO! Banning Plastic Straws Will Not Save The Ocean

Podcast cover
Read more

There is a huge movement to ban plastic straws in cities across North America and other places in the world; however, some people have been pointing out that it will not save the Ocean. 

An article was recently published in the National Post (a Canadian Newspaper) that pointed out a number of reasons why the straw ban will not protect the Ocean as there are other problems with Ocean Plastic Pollution that we know are a bigger problem for the Ocean (waste management in different parts of the world and ghost fishing nets). 

In this episode, I let you know that I agree with some of the article, but I also feel strongly that we need the plastic straw bans on the world to make people think about how we use plastic. 

I also feel we need to rephrase how we propose the plastic straw ban. 

Source

Sponsor: Do you like Speak Up For Blue, or ConCiencia Azul, or Marine Conservation Happy Hour? If you are an avid listener to any or all 3 shows, consider supporting us to help us continue to build our platform of Ocean Awareness and Helping People Live For A Better Ocean by contributing to our Patreon Campaign. $1 or more dollars will get you access to our Patreon Feed as well as other great incentives. Click here to become part of the community now!!!

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Donate to the Jairo Mora Sandoval Bravery Award to Fund 5 more brave Marine Conservationists

Become par to the Speak Up For Blue Nation by joining our Patreon Campaign

I would love to hear your opinion on this episode. Join the Facebook Group to chime in.

Do you know we launched more Ocean Related Podcasts?

Subscribe to Marine Conservation Happy Hour and ConCiencia Azul

Jul 25 2018

21mins

Play

Rank #8: SUFB 849: The Consequences Of Melting Ice

Podcast cover
Read more

I've seen many articles on melting sea ice discussing how the melting is a sign of climate change; however, I don't feel that the articles discuss how melting sea ice could have an impact on the human population.

I decided to let you know those consequences in this episode. 

How would you deal with sea level rise? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: 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

Aug 01 2019

11mins

Play

Rank #9: SUFB 709: The Complex Fight Against Illegal Fishing - A Story of the Andrey Dolgov

Podcast cover
Read more

Illegal fisheries is a huge problem and the story that you are about to listen to will highlight why it is so difficult to stop. This episode has the components of a great movie with crime syndicates, high seas chases, fraud, and computer hacking. 

Let me know what you think about this story 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

Feb 23 2019

19mins

Play

Rank #10: SUFB 563: Sharkwater Extinction - Review of the World Premiere

Podcast cover
Read more

Sharkwater was responsible for the inspiration of thousands of people to become shark advocates, film makers and conservationists. The movie exposed the lucrative and destructive industry of shark finning. 

Rob Stewart's new movie, called Sharkwater Extinction, was released by the his family and friends after the director/film maker passed away in a diving accident. The movie is designed to inspire more people to work to protect sharks. 

I had the opportunity to attend the Movie Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff). Angelo Villagomez invited me to attend the movie with him as he received an invitation from Rob's family (Angelo was close to Rob). 

I wanted to share my thoughts with you on the movie during this episode.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Let me know in the Facebook Group if you plan on attending the movie when it's released.

Join our Patreon Community to check out our shows that we are testing in the community and support our mission.

Sep 11 2018

24mins

Play

Rank #11: SUFB 650: Endangered Monk Seals With Eels Up Their Nose

Podcast cover
Read more

This story is crazy!!! NOAA researchers are surprised that they have observed 4-5 Endangered Monk Seals with eels stuck up their noses. Why? They aren't sure yet as no one has ever seen this happen; however, they do have a hypothesis as to why. 

Listen to the episode to find out.

I also address some SUFB podcast things on today's podcast first. Skip to 15 min or so if you prefer to just listen to the Monk Seal story.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the episode in our Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Want to be heard on the podcast? Leave a voicemail: http://www.speakupforblue.com/question

Grove Collaborative Special: http://www.speakupforblue.com/holiday 

Dec 10 2018

14mins

Play

Rank #12: SUFB 838: The Power Of Science Communication With Dr. Nathan Robinson

Podcast cover
Read more

You may remember Nathan being on the podcast a few years ago as he described the event that spearheaded the plastic straw band movement. Nathan was the field biologist who removed the straw that was stuck in the Sea Turtle's nose. The virality of the video made him realize the power of science communication as that video continues to be THE video shown by multiple media outlets to make people aware of the problems of single-use plastic.

Four months later, Nathan emailed me another video where he removed a plastic fork from another Sea Turtle proving that the previous incident was not a one-off chance. 

I recently found out that Nathan was part of the research team that recorded for the second time only a live video of a giant squid in the deep sea. 

In Part 1 of the interview, Nathan and I discuss how science communication is important to him and how it can be used to create conservation opportunities.

YouTube links:

Sea Turtle With Straw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH878t78bw

Sea Turtle With Fork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiTABRQOjk

Nathan's YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQBDrSME4ohP7gHFCp5j6w

Do you Communicate Science? Share your work in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.

Want to be more eco-friendly? Buy certified eco-friendly products from our affiliate partner the Grove Collaborative: 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

Jul 20 2019

26mins

Play

Rank #13: SUFB 627: Industry-Government-Science Partnership For Whale Monitoring and The Carbon Tax Explained

Podcast cover
Read more

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 Dungeness Crab Industry has funded Scientists to board Coast Guard helicopters during regular surveillance duties to monitor areas where there are crab pots to prevent whale entanglement. 

We continue with the show as I describe the carbon tax in Canada and how the Federal Government will use the tax. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rolled out how the Carbon Tax will work for various provinces. Everyone will pay a tax based on their household carbon emissions (in tons of carbon produced) and will get money back with their tax returns. 

Want to share your ideas? I would love to hear your thoughts in our Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Get quality household cleaning products from the Grove Collaborative by visiting: http://www.speakupforblue.com/eco 

Nov 16 2018

20mins

Play

Rank #14: SUFB 348: How to Build the Public's Trust Through Marine Conservation Communication

Podcast cover
Read more

Marine Science Communication has to be done properly to gain trust of your audience and inspire them to do more for the Ocean.

I talk about an example where Marine Conservation communication was misleading and could cause damage to the efforts of Conservation.

Listen to the episode to find out how you can make better strides in Ocean Conservation.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

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

Jul 28 2017

28mins

Play

Rank #15: SUFB 686: Florida Governor Turning The Tide On Environment

Podcast cover
Read more

Florida Governor, Ron Desantis (Republican), took over the office at the beginning of 2019. Many Floridians and onlookers were afraid of the governor's dismissal of Climate Change during his campaign; however, his new policies to protect water quality has surprised many critics. 

Desantis has earmarked 2.5 billions dollars for water quality monitoring programs throughout the state, establish a resiliency office, establish a task force to take on the blue-green algae problem, and a 17,000-acre everglades reservoir in farm fields south of Lake Okeechobee. 

More details on the episode.

Do you like what the Governor is doing? Do you think it's all smoke and mirrors? 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

Jan 23 2019

14mins

Play

Rank #16: SUFB 918: The Influence Of Microplastics On Marine Species

Podcast cover
Read more

This is the last of our series from the St. Petersburg Science Festival where Dr. Craken McCaic and Dr. Scarlett Smash from the Marine Conservation Happy Hour interviewed marine scientists and educators on various Ocean features and issues. 

In this episode, the MCHH crew speak with Professors at the University of South Florida about how microplastics are influencing marine species. 

When did you stop using single-use plastics? Share your experience in the Speak Up For Blue 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 Instagram

Speak Up For Blue Twitter

Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk ConCiencia Azul: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Marine Mammal Science: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k1YyRL

Nov 03 2019

12mins

Play

Rank #17: SUFB 629: What Do You Love Most About The Ocean?

Podcast cover
Read more

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 the Ocean.

In this episode, I tell you 3 reasons why I love the Ocean in hopes that you will go to the Facebook Group and tell me your reasons why you love the Ocean.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Get quality household cleaning products from the Grove Collaborative by visiting: http://www.speakupforblue.com/eco

Nov 18 2018

15mins

Play

Rank #18: SUFB 756: Leatherback Sea Turtles Nesting Season In Nicaragua Results In Zero Turtles

Podcast cover
Read more

Fauna and Flora International has reported that zero leatherback sea turtles nested along the beaches in the Rio Escalente Chacocente Wildlife Reserve this past season. A result that has the scientists at FFI worried about the future of Leatherback Sea Turtles in the Eastern Pacific that once had 30-40 female individuals nest on the same beaches in the 1980s. 

The rapid decline has been attributed to a boom in turtle and egg poaching during the 80s and 90s as well as adults getting killed in legal and illegal fishing nets. 

5-10 individual female turtles nested on the same beaches in 2018. Researches are puzzled as to why the turtles did not return and hope to find ways to get sea turtles back to the beach. 

Listen to the episode to find out we the female to male sea turtle ration is also worrying marine scientists in this region.

Share your thoughts on Sea Turtle Conservation in the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast: 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.

Apr 15 2019

10mins

Play

Rank #19: SUFB 379: Protecting sharks and the People who study them

Podcast cover
Read more

Shark advocates and scientists strive for the same cause: protect sharks from their rapid global decrease in population. However, advocates and scientists don't always agree on the methods. Some people want all finning and fishing of all sharks to stop completely. Others feel it's more realistic to have some sustainable shark fisheries and want to ban finning altogether. A current proposed bill in Congress that will ban finning of any kind is testing the relationship among some advocates and scientists. 

Debate on the methods of science, conservation and protection is healthy. What is NOT healthy is the personal attacks after heated debates online. Personal attacks do not help move ideas forward. They do the opposite. They further divide the rational line of compromise and agreements. 

I discuss this in our second story of this episode because advocates are personally attacking a researcher for their stance on the proposed bill to ban the sale of all fins in the US. 

Listen to the podcast and let me know how you feel this issue could have been solved in our Facebook Group.

Also on the podcast:  1) Thousands of fish, including 1,000-2,000 leopard sharks die in San Francisco Bay; and, 2) An alliance is formed to track the distribution line to eliminate illegal fishing in our global seafood market.

Let me know what you think of the episode by joining our Facebook Group for the Podcast.

This episode was brought to you by Octo (Open Communications for The Oceans). Check out their recent MEAM (Marine Ecosystem And Management) issue helping inform the Marine Science and Conservation field around the world.

Support Speak Up For Blue's Efforts to create a free pr=resource program for Ocean Citizen Scientists to help move Marine Science and Conservation forward by collecting information for various Citizen Science program. Contribute to our Patreon Campaign

Oct 09 2017

36mins

Play

Rank #20: SUFB 568: 10 Tips For Oceanpreneurs - Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

The second portion of my conversation with Dr. Austin Gallagher goes a bit deeper into what behaviour is expected and required for Oceanpreneurs. 

Remember, these tips are based on our experience. You may have different experiences based on your entrepreneurial path. We would love to here what your tips would be in our Facebook Group.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

What to help Speak Up For Blue's Oceanpreneurial journey? Join our Patreon Community to support our business. 

Sep 16 2018

39mins

Play