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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 • 180 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.

    Risso's Dolphins herd pilot whales away from their habitat in the Azores

    Risso's Dolphins herd pilot whales away from their habitat in the Azores

    Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are beautiful creatures and they display a number of different behaviours that we often like to watch. The behaviours are usually friendly ones such as bow riding or breaching the water giving us a spectacular show. But cetaceans are wild animals and being in the wild means every species needs to survive that is why researchers were not surprised after observing a pod of Risso's dolphins herding away a pod of long-finned pilot whales to protect the food in their habitat.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue podcast, I am going to discuss the incident and why it's important to know why these cetaceans are so protective.
     
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    • 15 min
    Is Canada's single-use plastic ban enough to reduce plastic waste, Oceana Canada thinks we can do more

    Is Canada's single-use plastic ban enough to reduce plastic waste, Oceana Canada thinks we can do more

    Canada just passed a law to ban 6 types of single-use plastics across the nation over the next 3 years in an unprecedented move to curb plastic waste, but some people think that Canada can do more, including Oceana. I am going to talk about how Oceana Canada thinks Canada can reduce plastic even more and I want to ask the question, is it too much?
     
    Link to campaign: https://act.oceana.org/page/108844/action/2
     
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    • 16 min
    Transparency an issue at Deep-Sea mining meetings in Jamaica, says scientists

    Transparency an issue at Deep-Sea mining meetings in Jamaica, says scientists

    The International Seabed Authority, which is responsible for overseeing the development of deep-sea mining in international waters AND protecting the ocean met to negotiate a set of regulations to determine if deep-sea mining can proceed. But scientists and environmentalists involved in the process are worried about transparency and revealing that the process is not transparent at all.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue podcast, I will provide you with more information on the process and what it could mean for the deep sea.
     
    Link to article: https://bit.ly/3oNRQfU
     
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    • 14 min
    You must show this one personality trait if you want a job in Marine Science and Conservation

    You must show this one personality trait if you want a job in Marine Science and Conservation

    When I speak to people about their careers in Marine Science and Conservation, I can sense how badly they want a job and build their careers. It's hard to describe how I can notice it, but if you have it then go after it. But there are many of you who lack the motivation to fight for a position to get what you want. You have to show that you have a passion for this field in order to be successful.
     
    In this episode of Speak Up For The Ocean Blue podcast, I am going to tell you what you can do to show the hiring managers that you have a passion for Marine Science and Conservation so you will get hired and start your career down the right path.
     
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    • 15 min
    Are celebrities contributing too much Greenhouse gases via their private jet flights?

    Are celebrities contributing too much Greenhouse gases via their private jet flights?

    A news article revealed that Kylie Jenner uses her private jet to fly 17 minutes to do daily chores such as grocery shopping to avoid traffic in LA. A sustainability firm based in the UK dug deeper to produce a list of the worst private jet offenders that were celebrities, but are we putting the blame in the right place? Celebrities are easy targets to receive hate; however, there was a report published in 2017 that revealed that 100 companies around the world are responsible for 70% of the contribution to climate change.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast, I am going to discuss why we should be tackling both and think about the way we need to change how we do business in the future.
     
    Link to article: https://bit.ly/3cUQMEo
     
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    • 17 min
    Do Greenland sharks frequent the Caribbean Sea?

    Do Greenland sharks frequent the Caribbean Sea?

    A Greenland shark was found in the Caribbean Sea, surprising the science world and it begs the overall question: Have they always been there? But more research is needed to answer a number of questions. It also reminds us all that we know nothing of the deep sea and maybe we should hold off on opening up deep-sea mining since we don't really know the damage we could cause.
     
    In this episode of the Speak Up For The Ocean Blue podcast, I am going to run through some of the questions I have on the Greenland shark distribution topic and provide my thoughts on why this should really halt any plans of deep-sea mining. 
     
    Link to Article: https://bit.ly/3zYFbxn
     
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

fugyij ,

A must-listen

Thanks, Dr. Lewis for all the work you’re doing. You have such great content and dissect some of the most critical concepts we in the marine world should be thinking about.

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.

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