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Mark Leiren-Young, author of Orcas Everywhere and director of The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, meets the humans who are fighting to save our oceans, orcas and environment. Find out how you can make waves.



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Skaana | Orcas and Oceans Podcast Mark Leiren-Young | Oceans, orcas, eco-ethics and the environment.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Mark Leiren-Young, author of Orcas Everywhere and director of The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, meets the humans who are fighting to save our oceans, orcas and environment. Find out how you can make waves.



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    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson, on saving salmon, aggressive nonviolence and his journey from outlaw to law enforcement. Part two of our special two-part interview.

    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson, on saving salmon, aggressive nonviolence and his journey from outlaw to law enforcement. Part two of our special two-part interview.

    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson (@CaptPaulWatson), talks with Mark Leiren-Young (@leirenyoung) about getting political, remembering Rob Stewart, saving salmon with Alexandra Morton and the Sea Shepherd Navy! Part two of our special two-part interview.



    Skaana podcasts connect you to news and experts and their discussions about environments, oceans, and orcas.



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    Excerpts from Orcapedia by Paul Watson and Tiffany Humphrey



    * Kiska: https://medium.com/skaana/kiskas-story-from-orcapedia-by-paul-watson-tiffany-humphrey-27ec43dd0a19 

    * Corky 2: https://medium.com/skaana/corky-ii-from-orcapedia-by-paul-watson-tiffany-humphrey-c829a9f596e8

    * Miracle: https://medium.com/skaana/miracles-story-from-orcapedia-by-paul-watson-tiffany-humphrey-f2195ef99e80

    * Lolita: https://leirenyoung.medium.com/lolitas-story-from-orcapedia-by-paul-watson-tiffany-humphrey-78a2af9423d7 



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    Sea Shepherd Global



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    Sea Shepherd Legal



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    • 31 min
    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson, on Seaspiracies and the Smartest Species on Earth

    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson, on Seaspiracies and the Smartest Species on Earth

    Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson (@CaptPaulWatson), talks with Mark Leiren-Young (@leirenyoung) about Seaspiracy, life as an outlaw and as a movie star, the impact of Covid on life in the oceans and whether whales are more intelligent than we are.

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    Berke Breathed's original drawing of Opus, the Penguin - used to illustrate Mark Leiren-Young’s poem Operation Dessert Storm in the Sea Shepherd newsletter.

    Excerpts from Orcapedia



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    * Lolita: https://leirenyoung.medium.com/lolitas-story-from-orcapedia-by-paul-watson-tiffany-humphrey-78a2af9423d7



    Mentioned Episodes:



    * Alexandra Morton: https://www.skaana.org/alexandra-morton/

    * Julia Barnes: https://www.skaana.org/bright-green-lies/



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    • 33 min
    Meet the Orcas Who Hunt on Land! Guests: Josh McInnes & Justine Buckmaster

    Meet the Orcas Who Hunt on Land! Guests: Josh McInnes & Justine Buckmaster

    Killer whales hunting on land? Josh McInnis (scientist) and Justine Buckmaster (naturalist) on their wild discovery that some Salish Sea orcas are hunting seals on the shores of Protection Island and how orcas continue to surprise us.

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    Photo credits: Justine Buckmaster



     



    Josh McInnes is a marine ecologist and masters candidate at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Marine Mammal Research Unit. Josh grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  For over a decade Josh has studied the ecology and behaviour of transient (Bigg's) killer whales along the Pacific Coast, but has also traveled to remote locations off British Columbia, Washington State, Alaska, California, Australia, and Antarctica to study marine mammal populations.



    Justine Buckmaster is a certified Marine Naturalist currently working at Puget Sound Express. She has been working in the Salish Sea region for over ten years as a guide and educator on whale watching ecotours. Justine works with local marine mammal researchers by providing digital photos and sightings data from her encounters to record proof of presence and unique behaviors of the marine mammal species and populations of the Salish Sea. Justine was raised in southern Washington State near the Columbia River and currently resides in the town of Mukilteo in northern Puget Sound.

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    * Josh and Justine’s paper “Intentional Stranding by Mammal-Hunting Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Salish Sea” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345819912_Intentional_Stranding_by_Mammal-Hunting_Killer_Whales_Orcinus_orca_in_the_Salish_Sea 

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    • 30 min
    Alexandra Morton on fighting for sea-life, fighting against sea lice and the beauty of dancing, spawning salmon

    Alexandra Morton on fighting for sea-life, fighting against sea lice and the beauty of dancing, spawning salmon

    Eco-warrior, Alexandra Morton, on her fight to save wild salmon, being gaslit by the Canadian government and her adventures in Green politics. She also dares people to sue her over her essential new book - Not On My Watch:  How a renegade whale biologist took on governments and industry to save wild salmon.

    “The salmon farming industry is harming wild salmon, is harming whales, is causing algae blooms and really needs to be controlled.”



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    Significant Quotes:

    “The salmon farming industry is harming wild salmon, is harming whales, is causing algae blooms and really needs to be controlled. I mean, at first I thought they just had to get off the wild salmon migration routes, but now I realize they just have to get out of the ocean completely, and if they want to continue, build a tank and get in it and operate from there.”(8:18)





    "Doing all this damage was part of how they were making such a phenomenal amount of money. It’s really insidious." (12:38)





    "I cannot believe I have spent my whole adult life fighting salmon farms. It just seems ridiculous. But when I look at it from a global perspective I realize I’m part of a huge army across the planet that is trying to protect life on earth." (12:55)





    “When you have a corporation involved, they don't really care how many fish there are. They just want that share price to go up. And so this is deadly, because it really is a cancer model. They need to grow, they need to grow, they need to grow, with no mind to the fact that they're killing the very body that they're in, which in this case is the ocean. I mean, they're going to kill themselves off. They are killing themselves off in the process of following their business plan. It's really deranged. It doesn't make sense and it has to stop.”  (15:31)





    "Nobody wants to buy fish that have killed off whales, never mind everything else." (19:00)



     



    "There's nobody whose position in DFO is the health of wild salmon. There's no director of wild salmon." (24:48)





    "We have the biggest salmon run in the world on the verge of extinction." (29:29)





    "I saw grizzly bears that no longer looked like Grizzly bears… they were emaciated." (33:14)





    "Alexandra: I have to wonder at some level in government are people saying,

    • 52 min
    An Orca's Past and Our Shared Future with Dr. Gavin Hanke at the Royal BC Museum

    An Orca's Past and Our Shared Future with Dr. Gavin Hanke at the Royal BC Museum

    Gavin Hanke Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Royal BC Museum (@RoyalBCMuseum) on the life, death and anatomy of Rhapsody - the skeletal star of the museum’s fantastic exhibit Orcas: Our Shared Future #RBCMOrcas - which is open until 2022 before touring the world (and was written by Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young @leirenyoung).



    Rhapsody (J32). Credit: Josh McInnes

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    Significant Quotes:



    * “This is a typical skeleton and it's in beautiful shape... Rhapsody here, she was in the prime of her life... She was basically perfect.” (10:09)

    * "It's kind of like LEGO, but with a real, with a real animal, it was, it was a lot of fun to put one together." (12:24)

    * “Anyone thinking a museum job is nine to five and you go home and forget about it, it's not the way museum work is. You're always on. You're always thinking about it and you're not. I make the joke that these things aren't getting any deader, but we don't want them to degrade. We want these specimens here for thousands of years. As long as humans exists, we want these specimens available for research and study and the older they get, the more value that the valuable they become, because you can't go back in time to collect a killer whale from 2014. This is now a time capsule. So the one neat thing about a museum is you can go back in time in a sense and handle specimens from the 1800's. Nowhere else can you do that. No one else preserves the actual physical evidence from the past. And that's the beauty of museum work." (15:41)

    * “I think anyone who works at a museum also has a very supportive spouse because sometimes you come home, like, if I've been moving whales, I will come home smelling like whale fat..” (18:02)



     

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    • 33 min
    Julia Barnes on Bright Green Lies and Cars Vs. Fish

    Julia Barnes on Bright Green Lies and Cars Vs. Fish

    Filmmaker, Julia Barnes, on the dirty secrets of clean energy, how electric cars are running over the oceans and her new documentary Bright Green Lies – debuting online April 22 (Earth Day), 2021 https://www.brightgreenlies.com/

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    https://www.brightgreenlies.com/

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    http://www.deepseaminingoutofourdepth.org/wp-content/uploads/Nodule-Mining-in-the-Pacific-Ocean-2.pdf

    https://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/ecocide/extraction/they-want-to-mine-the-deep-sea/

    * Julia Barnes Counterpunch: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/09/the-environmental-impacts-of-green-technology/





    Trailer for Bright Green Lies

    https://vimeo.com/346171480

    Timecodes



    0:00- Hello from Julia Barnes

    1:01- Mark’s welcome. Start of the Skaana Podcast

    3:51- Start of the interview. Discussing Julia’s upcoming documentary Bright Green Lies and where the idea for the documentary came from.

    6:30- About false solutions that are promoted by Bright Green Environmentalism.

    7:51- About Biomass. The dangers of wood waste and clear cutting.

    10:05- Solar, wind and hydro power lies

    13:34- How Julia Barnes got interested in filmmaking and her connection to Rob Stewart.

    20:33- About being uncomfortable in a room with David Suzuki

    24:41- Deep sea mining for electric cars…. “They’re calling it the largest mining operation in history. That's about to begin. There should terrify everybody.”

    37:39- “We should be furious that the movement has been so co-opted and it is at this point, a betrayal of the natural world.”

    39:15- The displacement paradox

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Granny106 ,

Wow

Love this so much! Hosts are funny and I love learning about these wonderful beings. Save the orcas, save everything!!!

Brian7777777Murphy ,

Excellent

I highly recommend this podcast. Mark is an exceptional host. He tackles the incredibly complex and difficult subject with intelligent and down to earth conversations. His guests (scientists, politicians, and activists) are extremely knowledgeable and empassioned on the subject of saving the Southern Resident Orcas and the environment.

Camille M. ,

:)

What I value in this podcast is that it sprinkles the serious with the frivolous. I want to save wild salmon and restore the oceans. I and others like me are faced with a never ending supply of information that shows how the ocean is being devastated. I feel my light dim. The small laughs in the midst of all the serious help feed my fire.

“One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Nice podcast, really glad you started it. Thank you.

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