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The Marine Conservation Happy Hour is a podcast that looks at the many different sides of Marine Science and Conservation in an informal setting - a during a pub Happy Hour, chatting casually over a few (or more) drinks. The show is co-hosted by Andrew Lewin, @Craken_McCraic, @DrScarlettSmash and @MarineBrit. Everyone is a marine scientist who is passionate about the Ocean, marine mammals (whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, polar bears and more), sharks and other fish, invertebrates (especi ...
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...…
 
Craken just finished up teaching a Marine Mammal course at one of the oldest Marine stations in the world, the Millport Marine Station. Craken speaks with Dr. Dominic McAfferty about the history and the purpose of the course. Have you taken a summer Marine Conservation course for extra credit and learning opportunities? Share your thoughts in t ...…
 
Three more Northern Right Whales have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence entangled in fishing gear. One whale has been freed by a team of whale stranding professionals. The other two whales have been spotted intermittently, but the weather conditions have not been great to attempt a disentanglement. In this episode, I talk about the pligh ...…
 
It's the answer to many people's question of who would win in a fight: an Orca or a Great White Shark? Over the past few years, researchers have been studying the influence of Orcas on the Great White population. It seems as though Orcas like to eat the livers of White Sharks. Great White Sharks have been washing up on shore with their livers m ...…
 
Dr. Luiz Rocha found a new species of fairy wrasse, a fish species, in a remote area off of the coast of Madagascar. He asked his colleague YI-Kai Tea to confirm it was a new species to which he did and he named it after Black Panther. The full Latin name of the fish is Cirrhlabrus wakanda. The name was meant to be a reference to a pop culture ...…
 
A researcher named Victoria Herrman does most of her work in the Arctic. She wrote an article in the Guardian regarding her government citations that were disappearing. This is a HUGE issue that many scientists from around the world were hoping wouldn't happen...but here we are. What do you think we should do about getting access to these docum ...…
 
Japan is excited to start commercial whaling again as their three whaling ships set out to hunt Bryde's, minke, and sei whales. After Japan left the Internation Whaling Commission, it was excited to resume commercial whaling after 30 years without having to worry about the "research" tag, which apparently means that they could produce better qu ...…
 
In 2018, there were 27 reported shark incidences that resulted in a shark bite in the US Atlantic Ocean and only 4 in the US Pacific Ocean (3 in Hawaii). Why is there such a difference in shark bites between the two Oceans? Take a listen to find out. Do you worry about shark bites when you go in the water? Share your thought in the Speak Up For ...…
 
The MCHH Crew discuss the Sargassum Belt that has hit the news articles lately after a paper was published describing what it is and the mystery by the specific causes. Have you encountered the Sargassum Belt? Let us know in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.By Speak Up For Blue.
 
The Government Of Canada has reported six Northern Right Whale Deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Four of those deaths came in 48 hours. The Department of Transportation has announced a temporary reduction in ship speed in the area to avoid any future deaths. This action is the same action that the government took two years ago which seemed to ...…
 
Andrew, Craken, and Smash discuss the 6 Northern Right Whale deaths (4 deaths in 48 hours) in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the month of June. The MCHH crew discovered something very peculiar about the maximum ship speed. Take a listen to the episode to find out more. Do you have a comment on the episode? Share your thoughts in the Speak Up F ...…
 
Are you a recent Marine Conservation graduate who is struggling to find a job? Join the rest of us!!! I've been there! The mental and emotional stress of not finding a job today is excruciating. Many graduates have been searching for more than 3 years after graduating with little success. Is it time to think of a new way we can do Marine Conser ...…
 
I had a great conversation with a friend of mine on the weekend, where we discussed politics (I know, I know...it's a taboo topic for most people to discuss politics over drinks, especially between two people who have different views). However, the conversation was really good. There was no arguing. No personal attacks. No one was trying to cha ...…
 
Governments all around the world have made great promises to reduce their impact on Climate Change; however, actions have not been taken towards greenhouse gas reductions that are necessary. For example, the Canadian Government has implemented a Carbon Tax while buying a pipeline at the same time. The US Government is back in the Climate Denial ...…
 
A new paper is out that studied numerous studies on the entanglements in fishing gear and single-use plastics of sharks and rays from around the world. The paper identified the specific animal and/or habitat characteristics that put sharks and rays at more risk. Take a listen to the episode for more information. What would you do to stop the pr ...…
 
There is big news on the Sargassum Belt and how Caribbean beaches are bombarded by tons of the seaweed as it is deposited onshore. I've witnessed it myself first hand and I've seen the reactions from tourists who are not happy to see trucks working 10 hours a day to remove the Sargassum from the beach, which they thought was supposed to be peac ...…
 
This episode is based on a great article that was written for Mongabay News. The article looks at a coastal town in the Philippines that has a booming ecotourism industry for whale shark viewing; however, the sightings have declined over the past few years and it is affecting the coastal town. Find out how by listening to the episode. What do y ...…
 
Craken and Smash go to Disney World and tour the various countries represented at Epcot. After a few drinks, Craken and Smash head over to the aquarium and provide some feedback. Check out what they say by listening to this episode. Have you been to Epcot? share your experience and thoughts on your experience in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook G ...…
 
Ed Yong wrote another great article on the evolution of intelligence in the Octopus. The Mollusc species got more intelligent as they lost their shells. They developed behavioral flexibility and camouflage. It's a great piece that you could read here, but don't forget to listen to the episode if you want the information on the go. How would you ...…
 
There is a great podcast called "Commons" that is doing a series on how the Oil and Gas industry has influenced life and politics in Canada. The Commons' latest episode dives into the conspiracy that Conservative politicians have labeled anyone or organization that has foreign funding as eco-extremists trying to keep Canada's Energy landlocked. ...…
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was photographed while meeting with some teenagers in his home riding with a bag of plastic cutlery after announcing, just 2 weeks ago, a proposal to ban single-use plastic by 2021. Did he buy the plastic? Probably not; however, the optics are not great and opponents are on the attack. We all get caught up in a des ...…
 
An article in the New York Times is highlighting some good news for a subpopulation of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, whose population is rebounding after being considered Endangered almost 10 years ago. Find out why the population is rebounding by listening to this episode. Share your thoughts in the Facebook Group (http://www.speakupforblue.com/grou ...…
 
I sat down with Ryan Lindsay as he was sitting in his car getting ready to travel with his young family (18-month-old daughter, wife, and dog) to educate retailers and potential customers on the benefits of regenerative agriculture. His primary goal is to create a better world for his daughter to inherit while his secondary goal is to sell some ...…
 
Canada bans Cetacean captivity and Iceland welcomes two former captive Beluga whales to it's Sea Side Sanctuary. Craken and Smash are two marine mammals scientists who have some great thoughts and insights on these issues. Have some thoughts on this episode? Share them in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.…
 
We discussed Whale Sea Side Sanctuaries in previous episodes (Episode 190) but at that time there was never any reason to believe that captive facilities would ever give up any of the Cetaceans to a Sea Side Sanctuary. However, times have certainly changed. Merlin Entertainment has created a company policy of no Cetacean captivity. When Merlin ...…
 
The mating between a Beluga Father and Narwhal Mother over 30 years ago gave way to a hybridization called a Narluga. The mixing of species sounds great and fun to see the mixing of two species that give features of both parents. However, hybridization could lead to a decrease in adaptive genes that make it easier for Arctic animals to survive ...…
 
An unfortunate incident happened along a shoreline within the past week, where a teenage girl was bitten by a sea lion. Video captured the incident as it showed the girl dancing in ankle-deep water as the sea lion bit her. The incident seemed to be unprovoked. The girl is okay; however, she is understandably frightened of sea lions. The animal ...…
 
Melissa Marquez (host of the ConCiencia Azul Podcast) wrote a great article in Forbes about the sighting of a potential mating event for Whale Sharks. Whale Sharks are a majestic and mysterious species that researchers are trying to research to help conserve the species as it is now listed and an IUCN Red List "Endangered" Species. Check out wh ...…
 
I am joined by Jenny Roberts and Alicia Wood from the Pacific Whale Foundation to discuss their new campaign to get their audience to ReTHINK their use of single-use plastics. One of their strategies in the campaign, which I absolutely love by the way, is a video published once a week to discuss ways you can ReTHINK your use for specific items ...…
 
Ghost nets are a huge problem in the Ocean. Fishing nets that are discarded in the Ocean continue to catch fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds in numbers in the hundreds of thousands. It is estimated that half of the marine debris in the Ocean is made up of Ghost Nets. We have to make sure that we don't put any more nets into the se ...…
 
We continue airing Craken's interviews from Capital Hill's Ocean Week (CHOW 2019) from a couple of weeks ago to bring you new information on policy and Marine Conservation. This week, Ryan Ososki (policy analyst for Animal Welfare Institute), joins Craken in discussing policies related to Marine Mammals, especially Northern Right Whales. Take a ...…
 
The Canadian Government declared a climate emergency one day and approve the expansion of a pipeline the next. Can you really reduce climate change when you invest in oil and gas? The answer may seem simple, but it is more complex than you think. Share your thoughts on the way Canada and other governments are approaching the fight against clima ...…
 
A larger group of divers, 633 divers to be exact, got together last weekend to clean the seafloor along Deerfield Beach. The group beat the previous record of 614 set in the Red Sea a few years earlier. These events are great for people who want to do more for the Ocean and/or they get more inspired by their actions that they include their frie ...…
 
A number of authors wrote an article in the Conversation about the poo problem that has hit the increasingly populated Australian Coastlines. The descriptive article compares a number of cities that have experienced an increase in the human population, which has increased the amount of sewage that needs to be treated before it goes out to the O ...…
 
Craken sits down with Dr. Andrew Pershing of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to discuss his opening panel at Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW2019) to detail the changes in the Gulf of Maine and how it affects the people in the region. Do you have any thoughts about this interview? Share them in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://ww ...…
 
I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Nick Wehner about something different other than Open Access Journals! We talk about Nick's career in Marine Conservation, and more specifically, Nick's experience in Marine Conservation as a member of the LGBTQ Community. One thing that I realized with Nick is that he works to serve other people, wh ...…
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing James Nikitine for this episode. James is a Marine Conservationist with a specialization in Marine Policy and Science Communication. James and I discuss how he got to where he is today and what his production company, Manaia Productions, is going to do for marine conservation. He also discusses his recent move ...…
 
There is a video that is making rounds on Canadian Social Media feeds that attacks the proposed bill on a Canadian-wide ban of single-use plastics by 2021. While the rest of the world is rejoicing at the thought of the ban, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opponents say the bill should not matter because Canada does not produce most of the plast ...…
 
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, spec ...…
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a federal ban on single-use plastic to be implemented in 2021. There will be a list of items that will be banned; however, the list hasn't been fully created yet. Trudeau also mentioned that the plan will include working with manufacturers to reduce the amount of plastic used in their packaging. There is ...…
 
I had the pleasure to speak to Dianna Cohen, CEO of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a coalition of 750 organizations, businesses, and individuals. During our conversation, we discuss how Dianna got into fighting Plastic Pollution, how the coalition started, why REFUSE is the fourth (and first R), and how you could like a plastic-free lifestyle ...…
 
I hope you have a wonderful World Ocean's Day. I have a little something for you to think about on this day and every day moving forward. Take a listen. What are you doing on Ocean's Day? Share what you are doing in our Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group. Want to get started on living for a better Ocean? Sign up for the Grove C ...…
 
I had the pleasure to sit down with Sara Cannon to discuss her PhD work on how coral reefs in Micronesia respond to Human Impacts and Coral Reefs. Sara brings up a great point in the interview that some coral reef species are not better off in an MPA as they may not be good for MPAs, especially if they have a large cover. She adds that if those ...…
 
Craken went to Kenya to attend the International Whaling Commission Science Meeting in May and brings us an update on the new research that will help conserve whales. Do you think the IWC is good for whales? Share your thoughts in the Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.By Speak Up For Blue.
 
Two fishermen who recorded (yes, recorded) themselves mutilating a Greenland Shark at sea by cutting off its tail and throwing it back in the water and laughing as it tries to swim away. You can watch the video here, but I will warn you that it is graphic. I focused my discussion on enforcement and how some agencies are using video recorded by ...…
 
Dr. Chris Parsons, Director Of Science Content for Speak Up For Blue, interviews Jen Sewada of the PEW Charitable Trusts on how they are working with partner organizations to get Mako, Guitar, and Wedge Sharks protected in the CITES list. Find out what CITES is and the strategy used to get other sharks on the list by listening to this episode. ...…
 
Over 70 Gray Whales were found dead along the west coast of the United States. The whales were found emaciated along the shores and it is estimated that the 70 represent only 10% of the deaths, meaning that there could be 700 animals that did not wash up on shore. Craken, Smash, and Andrew discuss the deaths and what it might mean for the Gray ...…
 
Dr. David Shiffman wrote a great article for Scientific American based on a science journal article about the management of protected species. The journal article in Ecology and Evolution looked at the interactions of one protected species, the great white shark, with another protected species, the sea otter. Both species are conservation succe ...…
 
There was a great write up on Medium.com about how nature documentaries may focus too much on the beautiful nature and not enough on the behavior change that is necessary to solve the issues facing nature. I would like to hear your thoughts on nature documentaries and their role in conservation. Share them in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Grou ...…
 
In yesterday's episode, I mentioned that working to live an Ocean-Friendly life can lead to a change in mindset in each individual that could lead to bigger changes. I explain it all in this episode and I think it will help you when someone tells you that doing stuff as an individual doesn't do anything for the environment. Do you agree with me ...…
 
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