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Marine social scientist exploring the ins and outs of marine innovation, ocean life, everyday live, some within the comfort of things I understand but mostly things I know little about.

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Marine social scientist exploring the ins and outs of marine innovation, ocean life, everyday live, some within the comfort of things I understand but mostly things I know little about.

    Long distance

    Long distance

    I sometimes find myself think about odd topics that have nothing to do with anything that I am doing, but yet these questions still swirl around in my head... So, on this week's episode, I'm exploring what constitutes as long distance between whales. A massive spoiler alert: there are absolutely no useful answers in my episode, BUT rather a philosophical debate and a bit of insight of how my mind works...

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    • 6 min
    Health benefits of open water swimming

    Health benefits of open water swimming

    I love open water swimming for so many reasons! And if my previous episodes about the deep - freezing cold - blue did not convince you to give it a go, maybe this week's episode will. This week I'll explore some of the health benefits of open water swimming, both physical and mental health benefits.

    As always: When in doubt stay out!

    Before engaging in any physical activity, please consult with your medical doctor, GP!

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    • 7 min
    Practical tips and tricks for whale watching

    Practical tips and tricks for whale watching

    Whale watching season is upon us and I want to share some tips and tricks with you on how to make sure you're keeping safe and have a lovely time out and about!

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    • 6 min
    Emotions and oceans - Why ocean decision-making is so difficult?

    Emotions and oceans - Why ocean decision-making is so difficult?

    Did you ever notice that people get very emotional when it comes to anything ocean? It can be difficult to make sound decisions about ocean-related issues when emotions are high and in some cases, this can be very dangerous.

    On this week's episode I talk about a recent whale stranding and how three camps of people started a discussion of what should, can, and cannot be done in this instance and there is a lot of parallels from this to decision-making processes in the marine space in general.

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    • 10 min
    How to refloat a healthy dolphin?

    How to refloat a healthy dolphin?

    Last week I talked about what to do to keep dolphins and whales comfortable when they beach themselves and the likelihood of survival is slim. In this week's episode I want to talk about how to ensure a successful refloat of dolphins - if the animal is 1. healthy and 2. and you are able to assist safely.

    The mantra for anything ocean related: When in doubt, stay out!

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    • 16 min
    What to do with live dolphin and whale strandings?

    What to do with live dolphin and whale strandings?

    For most people, seeing a whale or a dolphin is a memory of a lifetime. Sadly, sometimes whales and dolphins beach themselves and having seen them frolicking in the ocean, our gut-instinct could be trying to get them back into the water immediately. However, in most cases, when a whale or a dolphin beaches themselves, there is a reason and that may be that they're sick or old and trying to get them back into the water could actually create more stress on them. So in this week's episode I'll be talking to you through what to do when you come across a dolphin or whale that is still alive but that will most likely not survive.

    Please be advised that this subject may require careful consideration when listening with children.

    The mantra of anything ocean related is always: When in doubt stay out!

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    • 14 min

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