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Bringing you the best in ocean science, conservation, education and more through conversations with people creating positive change for the ocean.

Ocean Allison Podcast Allison Albritton

    • Education

Bringing you the best in ocean science, conservation, education and more through conversations with people creating positive change for the ocean.

    Dr. Denise Herzing: Wild Dolphin Project Founder

    Dr. Denise Herzing: Wild Dolphin Project Founder

    Denise is the Founder and Research Director of The Wild Dolphin Project, a non-profit research initiative studying the behavior, social structure, and communication of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the wild for more than three decades.

    Learn more about the longest running underwater dolphin research project in the world, their hands-off approach to learning about these marine mammals, and their cutting edge attempts at two-way communication. In this episode we also discuss ways to get involved with Wild Dolphin Project through membership, Bahamas field-work participation, internships, and events.

    Follow Wild Dolphin Project on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wild.Dolphin.Project
    Follow Wild Dolphin Project on Instagram: www.instagram.com/wilddolphinproject
    Follow Wild Dolphin Project on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/wdolphinp
    Visit their website: www.wilddolphinproject.org
    Photo By: Bethany Augliere

    • 24 min
    Paul de Gelder: Shark Bite Survivor Now Advocating for Sharks

    Paul de Gelder: Shark Bite Survivor Now Advocating for Sharks

    Paul is a shark bite survivor now passionately advocating for the conservation of sharks worldwide through public speaking, writing, and TV presenting on programs like Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

    In this episode we discuss how even after losing two limbs to a bull shark in 2009 as a Navy Clearance Diver, Paul has come to realize that sharks are truly incredible animals that need respect and protection. Paul also shares why he chooses to eat a plant-based diet and how his profound relationship with the ocean inspires him to care for all life above and below the water.

    Follow Paul on Instagram: www.instagram.com/pauldegelder
    Follow Paul on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PauldeGelder
    Visit Paul's website: www.pauldegelder.com
    Photo By: Ian Kasnoff

    • 32 min
    Ando Shah: Aquatic Virtual Reality Co-Founder

    Ando Shah: Aquatic Virtual Reality Co-Founder

    Ando is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ballast Technologies, the world's first aquatic virtual reality company. Inspired by his love for the ocean and his desire to increase empathy, Ando is applying his skills in developing technologies to help connect humans with the ocean in a fully immersive experience.

    In this episode we discuss Ando's childhood in India that included an extreme fear of water, a profound experience diving with whales in Mozambique, his views on the true value of virtual reality, and so much more.

    Visit Ballast's website: www.ballastvr.com
    Follow Ando on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andoshah
    Visit Ando's personal website: www.ando.xyz

    • 39 min
    Jack Fishman: Project AWARE's Community Conservation Officer

    Jack Fishman: Project AWARE's Community Conservation Officer

    Jack is the Community Conservation Officer at Project AWARE (sister non-profit to PADI, the world's leading scuba training organization). Through his incredible passion for the underwater world, his knowledge of ecotourism, and his skills in scuba diving, Jack is inspiring ocean lovers around the world to become involved in ocean conservation efforts.

    Whether you're a diver, a snorkeler, or simply a beach-goer, this episode will provide you with lots of ways to get more involved in ocean conservation initiatives like Dive Against Debris surveys, REEF fish ID surveys, and AWARE Week events.

    Follow Jack on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jackfish44
    Find an AWARE Week event: www.padi.com/aware-week/join
    Visit Project AWARE's website: www.projectaware.org
    Follow Project AWARE on Instagram: www.instagram.com/projectaware
    Follow PADI on Instagram: www.instagram.com/paditv

    This Ocean Allison Podcast episode is brought to you by Kraken Sports, high quality scuba diving photo and video equipment. Visit www.krakensports.ca to learn more.

    • 41 min
    Lauren Blickley: Ocean Plastics Scientist and Policy Activist

    Lauren Blickley: Ocean Plastics Scientist and Policy Activist

    Lauren is a Marine Scientist based on Maui, creating waves of change when it comes to single-use plastic pollution. She is at the forefront of ocean plastics research on Maui, and also plays a vital role in advocating for regulations on plastic materials like polystyrene (styrofoam). She is an all around ocean-lover creating positive change for the ocean through science, policy, and education!

    Follow Lauren on Instagram: www.instagram.com/oneswelllife
    Visit her website: www.swellinitiative.org

    • 36 min
    Dr. Andrea Marshall: The Queen of Mantas

    Dr. Andrea Marshall: The Queen of Mantas

    Andrea is the co-founder of Marine Megafauna Foundation, studying manta ray populations worldwide in order to protect and conserve these ocean giants.

    Andrea was the first person to ever study manta rays for her PhD, discovered an entirely new species of manta, created a manta ray photo database encouraging citizen science, and has been highly influential in getting the need for manta conservation recognized globally. She is truly the Queen of Mantas!

    Follow Andrea on Instagram: www.instagram.com/queenofmantas/?hl=en
    Visit Marine Megafauna Foundation's website: www.marinemegafaunafoundation.org
    Visit Ray of Hope Expedition's website: www.queenofmantas.com/ray-of-hope-expeditions
    Contribute to Manta Matcher: www.mantamatcher.org

    This Ocean Allison Podcast episode is brought to you by Kraken Sports, high quality scuba diving photo and video equipment. Visit www.krakensports.ca to learn more.

    • 44 min

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So many inspiring individuals featured

Allison has amazing guests on the show and she does a great job talking about important topics. Professionally done, thoughtful, and educational.

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Great Podcast

Awesome info about what people in the world are doing for our oceans, love it!!!

Britt Blythe ,

Beautifully Inspiring!

Such a wonderful podcast dedicated to an important cause and beautiful passion! It's an inspiration to all fellow biologists out there, and it's an honor to be able to call you a friend! I'm so proud of all you've accomplished! Keep it up! :)

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