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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.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Andrew Lewin

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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.

    New Coral Mapping Of Live Corals In Hawai'i Can Lead Toward Better Management

    New Coral Mapping Of Live Corals In Hawai'i Can Lead Toward Better Management

    The key to protecting coral reefs or any ocean habitat is effective management, but you can't have effective management without good data that cover large areas. Oftentimes, your funding or the technology, or both will limit the monitoring program you need to develop the management strategy that you need to protect the Ocean.
    Coral habitats are no different. There are many threats against corals and management will be key to their protection; however, the technology that is needed to determine the health of coral reefs is either non-existent or super expensive...until now. Arizona State University's Asner Lab used a  new imaging technology that was able to determine between live and dead corals during a monitoring program that covered the eight major Hawaiian islands.
    A regular program to detect live and dead coral can help managers pinpoint areas that are in need of management compared to others that are doing better (higher percentage of coral cover). 
    The big question is can we fund this program long-term.
    Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/a-hi-tech-eye-in-the-sky-lays-bare-hawai%ca%bbis-living-coral-reefs/
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    Environmental Studies & Sciences
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    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
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    Ocean Science Radio
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    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
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    • 16 min
    A Very Bad Word Was Written On The Back Of A Manatee

    A Very Bad Word Was Written On The Back Of A Manatee

    The word "TRUMP" was written on the back of a Manatee to the outrage of many people around the world. 
    The political war going on between Trump supporters and the House/Senate last week spilled over to the environment as a manatee was discovered to be swimming with the word TRUMP on its back. 
    When I first read the article, I was worried that the word was carved into the back of the peaceful marine mammal; however, after looking at the picture and getting confirmation from another article, I was relieved to hear that animal was not mutilated. The word was written by scraping off the algae to make the word like someone would write "Clean Me" on the back window of a dirty car.
    The fact the word was written on such a magnificent animal was a kick in the teeth to all environmentalists as the Trump administration has been anything but friendly to the US (and global) environment. The administration dismantled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), rolled back policies that were designed to protect the environment, and called open season for oil and gas exploration. 
    The incident is a great representation of how 2021 is starting off: it awful what happened to the manatee, but it's not as bad as we initially thought!
    Link to article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7vqvq/manatee-with-trump-etched-into-back-sparks-federal-investigation
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    Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:
    Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk
    Madame Curiosity
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    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

    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
    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz
    Ocean Science Radio
    Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18
    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

    • 17 min
    One Dead And One Injured Fisherman In The Fight To Fish For Totoaba

    One Dead And One Injured Fisherman In The Fight To Fish For Totoaba

    A clash between fishermen and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) lead to one dead and one injured after the SSCS ship collided with the fishermen's panga boat and split it in two. 
    Reports of the incident differ on both sides. The fishermen alleged that the Sea Shepherd's ship targeted the panga with the intention of sinking it by collision. Sea Shepperd, and the Mexican Navy officials on board the ship, alledged that the fishermen were throwing homemade bombs, knives, hammers, and other objects at their ship to stop them from doing their work. 
    Sea Shepherd is working with the Mexican government to retrieve illegal gill nets in the Sea of Cortez to prevent the incidental catch of Vaquitas while fishermen target the totoaba fish. 
    Vaquitas are critically endangered marine mammals listed on the IUCN Red list and it is estimated that there are only 10 individuals left. The totoaba is also endangered as they have been targeted for their swim bladders in Asian countries as it is believed that it boosts fertility. 
    Links to articles:
    1) https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/story/2021-01-05/baja-fisherman-dies-vaquita-conservationists
    2) https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2021-01-01/fishermen-attack-conservationists-in-mexico-2-injured
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    Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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    Madame Curiosity
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    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

    ConCiencia Azul:
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    Dugongs & Seadragons:
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    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
    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz
    Ocean Science Radio
    Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18
    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

    • 12 min
    The Ocean Of The Decade For Sustainable Development

    The Ocean Of The Decade For Sustainable Development

    January 1st, 2021 marked the first day of the UN's Decade of the Ocean, where every country will participate to launch programs and collect data to better understand how humans interact with the Ocean and determine how we can all live for a better Ocean. 
    I speak with Talyor Goelz, who works for NOAA and is a KNAUSS Fellow, on her journey to help build this program for the US and inform other government departments and major partners about the Ocean Decade. 
    We also talk about Talyor's venture into podcasting with the launch of her podcast called The Ocean Decade Show, on The American Shoreline Podcast Network. 
    Check out Taylor's podcast here (or subscribe to her show on your favourite podcast app. : https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/all-podcasts
    NOAA's website on the UN Decade of Ocean Science For Sustainable Development: https://research.noaa.gov/UN-Decade
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    Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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    Madame Curiosity
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    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

    ConCiencia Azul:
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    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
    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz
    Ocean Science Radio
    Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18
    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw
     

    • 45 min
    Build A SciComm Business For A Better Ocean

    Build A SciComm Business For A Better Ocean

    As I prepare for the Mindful Conservation Conference talk that I will be putting on, I think about how I would tell someone who would like to start a SciComm Business the steps it would take to be on the path to success. 
    I use my own company as an example (because that is all I know) to provide some tips on how to start, how to choose your business model, and how to be successful in a digital world. 
    Want To Talk Oceans? Join the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakupforblue.com/group.
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    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
    Madame Curiosity
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    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

    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
    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz
    Ocean Science Radio
    Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18
    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

    • 29 min
    Sustainable Funding To Live For A Better Ocean

    Sustainable Funding To Live For A Better Ocean

    There are many problems facing the Ocean today: Overfishing, plastic pollution, climate change are just a few of the major ones. However, there are solutions that are currently being implemented and working in particular parts of the world. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are one of those solutions that have helped protect many places from overfishing if implemented properly. 
    A successful MPA requires the proper funding to assemble stakeholders, plan the MPA, implement the MPA, and enforce and manage the MPA. Simon Cripps, the Executive Director for the Global Marine Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, penned an article in Mongabay News to discuss the importance of finding sustainable funding to support MPAs beyond the deadlines for specific targets (30% of Oceans under protection). 
    Simon is concerned that developing countries may not be able to rely on funds from other countries, foundations and/or non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He is worried that countries are at the behest of the political party in power and foundations don't always have the only available to provide support. 
    Where will they be able to find sustainable funding? Ii would love to hear your ideas.
    Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/sustainable-financing-is-pivotal-for-marine-conservation-beyond-2030-pledges-commentary/
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    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
    Madame Curiosity
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

    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
    Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Oc17gy
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/37rinWz
    Ocean Science Radio
    Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18
    The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw
     

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Scar Taylor ,

Great Podcast

Best way to start my day and jazz me up for school (Marine Bio Undergrad). Keep up the great work.
Loving all the shark news lately- Keep it coming.

Emery55 ,

Very interesting

I love the ocean; I’ve studied it my whole life.Yes I have, all 8 years!

Zaklalonde ,

Fun listen!

Andrew is very well spoken, educated and fun to listen to.
If you care about the wonders of the ocean, give it a try.

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