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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

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

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.

    Know this when you Sci Comm

    Know this when you Sci Comm

    I had an audience member reach out to me this morning to ask me some advice about creating content for Science Communication (SciComm). I love chatting about SciComm so we had a great discussion. 
    Listen to the episode on what my advice was for her. I think it might help you if you are looking to create SciComm content yourself.
    Crystal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ocean.bodhi/
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    • 11 min
    Coelacanth Discovered To Have Longer Lifespan Than Initially Thought

    Coelacanth Discovered To Have Longer Lifespan Than Initially Thought

    The Coelacanth is a fish that continues to surprise the scientific community. Originally thought to be extinct, the living fossil was "rediscovered" after being caught in 1938 off the coast of Africa. 
    The surprises continue today after scientists found out that Coelacanths don't live until 20 as originally thought. They live up to 100 years. 
    Listen to the episode to find out how the new lifespan and how the conservation of this species has changed.
    Link to Article: https://gizmodo.com/ghostly-deep-sea-fish-surprises-scientists-again-it-can-1847120406
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    • 14 min
    UK to Implement Highly Protected Marine Areas

    UK to Implement Highly Protected Marine Areas

    The UK government responded to reports that 97% of their Marine Protected areas had allowed trawlers to fish in the areas where the major goals of the MPA were to protect the seabed making the MPA ineffective. The response was to add High Protected Marine Areas in a pilot scheme next year for 5 ocean areas. It sounds great, but many critiques would like to see the areas designated sooner rather than later.
    Link to Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/09/uk-to-trial-highly-protected-marine-areas-in-win-for-ocean-campaigners
    Check out all of our episodes on www.speakupforblue.com
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    • 13 min
    The US Passed More Than Just A Shark Fin Ban

    The US Passed More Than Just A Shark Fin Ban

    The US government passed a bill that will ban the sale and/or purchase of shark fins in the United States. There is more to the bill than a shark fin ban, which will address in a second.
    The shark fin ban has had some controversy over the past years where some shark scientists have spoken out on the policy as punishing sustainable shark fishers who fish for sharks legally in the US. The ban of fin sales will effectively leave them out of the equation. Not everyone thinks the ban is bad. In fact, a number of conservationists and scientists think that the ban of sales/purchases of shark fins in the US will help protect sharks in the future. 
    An additional benefit of the bill is that it includes measures to address fisheries slavery and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing of imported seafood.  This addition provides regulations for companies that import seafood to ensure the seafood is sustainable. 
    Link To Article: https://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/senate-passes-ban-us-shark-fin-trade-world-oceans-day
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    • 18 min
    Reflecting On Oceans Week 2021

    Reflecting On Oceans Week 2021

    Oceans Week 2021 has been a very busy week for me as I scheduled 4 Speak Up For Ocean Blue episodes and a number of episodes for my client podcasts (more on that another time). 
    I also had the opportunity to take this podcast live on Earthx TV (earthxtc.com). I hosted 4 live episodes bringing on past guests of the podcast to do a video recording to discuss some of their new projects and strategies to help conserve the ocean. 
    I finish off the episode with a major theme for the week which is behaviour change and how we need to rethink the way we approach conservation with more positive vibes and achievable goals.  
    Check out all of our episodes on www.speakupforblue.com
    Tune into Earthx TV Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm ET for Live Shows of Speak Up for the Ocean Blue Podcast: https://earthxtv.com/
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    • 28 min
    Changing Behavior Around Water Pollution Through Innovation

    Changing Behavior Around Water Pollution Through Innovation

    I am joined by RARE's Katie Velasco who is here to discuss a contest for solutions to water pollution from around the world. The contest that is led by RARE and is run by Solution Search is down to 10 finalists that have a product or service related to fighting against water pollution. 
    The contest provides a platform where contestants can get more exposure for their product or service that is already running to help them scale their ideas and bring more help to people all over the world. 
    You can vote for the 10 Finalists (every day until the contest is over) by clicking on this link: https://solutionsearch.org/
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mina Mtsh ,

Great Podcast🌟

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!!

Peachy🍑Jess ,

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 :))

mmmtcghitef ,

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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