Interview with 4 Marine Scientists This chat is a panel interview with 4 people passionate and highly educated in Marine Science. We chat about fish fecundity, parasites, equilibrium, threats to the ocean, and best of all, how you can get involved making our oceans healthier. Listen in to a great yarn:) People Involved Irene Middleton: Currently completing a PHD in Marine Biology. Specialist in Weird and Unusual Fish Species Research. What’s that fish FB Group in New Zealand. Libby Liggins: Lecturer at Massey University. Also spears a wee bit. Marine Biologist. David Aguirre: Libby’s Husband: Invertebrates Geek. Spearo as well. Marine Biologist. Blair Herbert: Fish Nerd and gatherer of weird and wonderful species. Isaac aka Shrek (Host): Hopefully asks a few good questions:) Important Times 04:30 Personal Introductions, Specialties & Passions 09:00 Whats that Fish Facebook Group | tracking fish species and range data using crowdsourced info 13:55 Aging fish. Otoliths and other methods 16:30 How Marine Scientists like Libby, Irene and David collect and collate the data 18:20 What are the changes Scientists are observing in the ocean and its inhabitants? 21:30 Purple Urchin | Decimated Tasmanian Abalone. The Kina/Sea Urchin Barren Phenomena 28:30 Basic Marine Biology Concepts Equilibrium and Marine Ecosystems The Food Chain in the Marine Environment Governance and how people interact with the ocean 33:10 How can spearos get more involved in helping good ocean management? Join your local Whats that Fish or Redmap and share your catch information 36:30 Shifting Baseline Phenomena 39:00 Researching Bait 45:30 Parasites and Disease in Fish and Marine Species 57:35 What do Marine Scientists thing are the biggest threats to the Marine Environment? 62:30 Where can people connect with you guys Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!