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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.

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Andrew Lewin

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 179 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.

    SciComm: How will you get started?

    SciComm: How will you get started?

    There need to be more conversations about the ocean on the web and there are plenty of opportunities to start your science communication journey, but people still aren't getting started. Therefore, I am going to tell you the different ways how you can get started in science communication today.
     
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    • 22 min
    Restoring oyster beds, seagrass, and salt marshes together is better than restoring only one type of habitat

    Restoring oyster beds, seagrass, and salt marshes together is better than restoring only one type of habitat

    There are many coastal areas that have been degraded to the point that restoration is necessary, but restoration can be very expensive and is often focused on 1 type of habitat. Therefore, restoration specialists and conservationists are now focusing on restoring more than one type of habitat to increase the success of the coastal area.
     
    In this episode of the SUFB podcast, I will be discussing how projects from different parts of the world are having success with restoring multiple habitats due to a term we call connectivity.
     
    Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2022/06/sea-restoration-projects-quilt-a-mosaic-of-habitats-with-striking-results/
     
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    • 15 min
    Will the ocean lead fashion into a new era with products made from invasive species and kelp?

    Will the ocean lead fashion into a new era with products made from invasive species and kelp?

    Everyone loves fashion and loves to look good when they go out. Many people follow the term "Look good, feel good." But today's fashion comes at an environmental cost/price and therefore, it needs to change to more sustainable options.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For the Ocean Blue Podcast, I will be highlighting two types of ocean sources derived from an invasive species and the other from kelp.
     
    Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/12/fish-leather-lionfish-sustainable-invasive-species
     
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    • 20 min
    The Ocean is speaking and it sounds like Harrison Ford

    The Ocean is speaking and it sounds like Harrison Ford

    Protecting and conserving the ocean seems to take a back seat to other issues when talking about priorities. For example, in Canada, politicians want to protect the economy more than the environment because it has a higher priority. Often times the protection of the economy comes in direct conflict to protecting the environment. But what if the ocean had a say in this priority choice. What if the Ocean could speak to us and give humans a message.
     
    Conservation International has some thoughts on what the Ocean was to say to humans.
     
    In this episode, I am going to talk about a new campaign from Conservation International called Nature Is Speaking and how it should make us rethink how we protect the ocean.
     
    Link to video: https://youtu.be/rM6txLtoaoc
     
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    • 16 min
    What it means to be in a generational fisheries family

    What it means to be in a generational fisheries family

    The last part of my 3-part series interviewing fishers from the East Coast of Canada takes me to a conversation I had with Gordon Beaton who has fished along Canada's East Coast for his entire life. His uncle was a fisher and his son is now a fisher. Learn what it takes to be a fisher in Canada. 
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    • 53 min
    Oceans Week: What it's like to fish in Eastern Canada over the past 40 years

    Oceans Week: What it's like to fish in Eastern Canada over the past 40 years

    I continue my series of speaking to fishers from the East Coast of Canada to get to know their challengers and why fishing is such a big part of their lives. Sign up to find out about the audio Ocean Conservation Careers members group:
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

kateallcock ,

Brilliant podcast

This is my favourite podcast I have found so far!! The host is great at disseminating information but it’s also not just scientific dribble - it’s fun to listen to and definitely makes you think. I also love how Andrew clearly cares very much about our oceans, I can definitely feel that passion coming through when I listen. I wish there were more podcasts out there like this! I’d recommend to any ocean lover.

listener113344 ,

Hmm…

Speaks authoritatively about every ocean topic, but gets a lot of things wrong. Very opinionated. Rarely interviews actual experts. Is very self-promoting.

Laini99 ,

Why no mention of the leading causes of ocean pollution?

I left 4 stars cuz I might just be missing it and not here to be a jerk. I am legitimately confused though about why the Auto and Fashion industry who together make up almost 80 percent of plastic pollution on the ocean are not being addressed here.

Flip flops, cigarettes, abs plastic straws are nothing compared to the normalized impact of these industries.
Machine washing synthetic fibers is such an easy point to address, and I’m incredibly surprised no one is addressing this.

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