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The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

How To Protect The Ocean Andrew Lewin

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    • 4.7 ‚ÄĘ 40 Ratings

The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.

    Lolita the orca might be going home

    Lolita the orca might be going home

    Lolita is coming home...well maybe. The long-awaited journey home that people all over the world, especially the Lummi people (Indigenous people near the waters from which Lolita originated) closer to going home. The new owners of the Miami Seaquarium would like to release her, an NFL owner is ready to donate the funds, and local organizations are ready for her arrival. However, you may not see her home anytime soon as there are some regulations and challenges that need to be overcome before that could happen. We are going to talk about those challenges and more in this episode.
     
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    • 19 min
    TikTok Ban: Should marine science communicators be worried?

    TikTok Ban: Should marine science communicators be worried?

    The congressional hearing where the CEO of TikTok was questioned about the security of the app seemed like a total farce and there are many things that could be said about some of the conflicts of interest of the politicians in that most of them had Meta stock (a direct competitor to TikTok). However, the chair of the hearing said that she thinks the app should be banned in the United States due to safety and security concerns. The recent success of making the Willow Project go viral on TikTok showed a real promise for environmental campaigns to succeed and reach audiences with a specific message. But now, the app may not be around and this will impact creators on the app, including marine science communicators. I am going to talk about what you should do in this situation.
     
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    • 19 min
    Can Octopus be farmed?

    Can Octopus be farmed?

    A new proposal by an aquaculture company to farm octopuses is raising concerns among animal activists, conservationists, and scientists about whether it is right to farm octopuses for the purpose of food. The company proposes that farming octopus will help reduce trawling practices and provide the cultural demand for octopus as certain places around the world eat octopus as part of their culture; however, others are worried about the ethical and physical problems that might arise from the farming octopus. Octopuses are sentinel beings that have been documented as feeling pain. They are also territorial animals so one would think that it would be difficult to put more than one animal in the same tank. I am going to explore the many aspects surrounding the question of whether Can Octopuses be farmed?
     
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    • 12 min
    You should do this exercise if you want to pursue a career in Marine Science and Conservation

    You should do this exercise if you want to pursue a career in Marine Science and Conservation

    I get asked the same thing all of the time: How do I get a job in marine biology? The first thing I say is, do you have some time to talk? Marine Biology is a career that many people want when they grow up. They watch some great documentaries and TV shows and now even social media content of scientists and conservationists sharing their work in incredible places do some amazing things. When people graduate from university/college and start to look for a job they get frustrated about a number of things: not getting a job, not getting paid enough, having to move to remote places, etc. The career isn't for everyone and there are a few things that you should consider before you jump into the pursuit of a career in marine biology. Dr. David Shiffman shared an exercise he conducts with his students so they know what to expect when pursuing this career. I want to share it with you because I think it's super important.
     
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    • 24 min
    Ugh Gross! Sewage bacteria was found in ocean spray, study finds

    Ugh Gross! Sewage bacteria was found in ocean spray, study finds

    There is nothing better than going to a beach after a rain storm to sea the calmness of the sea and enjoy the ocean's tranquility. But, you might want to stay away from those areas after you hear what a recent study found in the ocean spray after storms near rivers where sewage is disposed of during storms. A recent study that sampled ocean spray in the air found sewage particles carrying bacteria, viruses, and potentially other nasty things in the air after a storm hit. The study becomes scary after realizing how far inland the aerosols can travel inland via ocean spray.  We are going to talk about it in this episode.
     
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    • 11 min
    How Red Tide is associated with climate change and its affecting Florida right now

    How Red Tide is associated with climate change and its affecting Florida right now

    Red tide has hit the Florida coastline once again due to a variety of reasons that will not go away any time soon unless Florida's water quality problem is solved soon and it's affecting the local people and economy. It's not the worst red tide event that we have seen in the recent past, but it seems to be popping up year after year and that is concerning many scientists as climate change is making things worse.  We are starting to see the long-term effects of red tide, increased nutrients, and warmer waters so we are going to talk about it during this episode.
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Mina Mtsh ,

Great PodcastūüĆü

This podcast is so inspiring. As a student in fish & wildlife, I’ve really enjoyed the topics and found some very useful information. Always excited to listen!!

PeachyūüćĎJess ,

Surprisingly interesting

I was expecting some casual chatting about random topics related to ocean conservation, but andrew actually brings up subjects that are really captivating. The latest ocean talk friday was delightful, hopefully there will be more coming!! Thank you! Much love from montreal :))

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Amazing Podcast

As balanced, unbiased and welcoming of a conversation around conservation and activism you can get. Enjoy the real conversations without unnecessary added effects of drama just for the sake of good listening.

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