Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes, Uncategorized

17: How the Media is Several Years Behind Marine Science

Why is there such a big disconnect between science and the media? The scientific community has been aware of the microplastics and climate change impacts on our oceans for decades, so why are we just finding out now?

Rebecca Daniel, the founder of Marine Diaries shares her experience as a Marine Biologist and why it is so important to focus on science communication to the masses.

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Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast :

Make sure to check out Rebecca Daniel!

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Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes

Why We Can’t Save Oceans without Discussing Climate Change with Lucie G

What are the biggest contributing factors to the health decline of our oceans? How serious is the Ocean’s plight and what are scientists doing to learn about the impacts of coral bleaching, acidification, and changing currents.

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Marine Biologist Lucie Guirkinger breaks down the impacts of climate change, over fishing, and the side effects of bycatch.

  • Did you know that ocean acidification is impacting the thickness of shells?
  • That the melting of icecaps is impacting migratory patterns of sea creatures everywhere?
  • How these shifts in food chains are creating a butterfly effects across the whole world?

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Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes, Uncategorized

How Electric Current Can Increase Coral Growth with Hannah Kish

Not all ocean conservation organisations are legitimate or doing the right thing for our planet or the volunteers. Today, we decided to discuss some of the less happy points of volunteering.

Have you wondered how coral nurseries work? How regrowing coral can help the great barrier reef? Can we help save the Great Barrier Reef?

Join me and Marine Biologist Hannah Kish as we discuss coral spawning, threats to the reef, and how you can help!

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This incredible woman has worked with Florida’s Coral Conservation along with the Great Barrier Reef’s Reef Restoration Foundation. We met when we were both volunteering on Fitzroy island and cleaning the coral tree nurseries from excessive algae growth. She is an inspiring woman who is now working towards finding which methodologies or systems can increase coral grown in nurseries.

In this Ocean Pancake Episode we talk about all things coral: from spawning, taking care of coral, sexual and asexual reproduction and why it is so important in our coral reef ecosystems.

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Podcast Episodes

How does Quitting Meat Save Marine Life?

Environmentalist, vegan activist, public speaker, and marine Biologist Scott Wallace talk to me about how going vegan can save our oceans and planet.

Check out the episode here.

Is going meat-free on Monday enough? What is the singular greatest thing you can do to help our marine life? How is Marine Biology linked to agriculture?

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Check out how this spearfishing, meat-loving, Australian local learned about the impacts of commercial agriculture, and how intertwined animal agriculture is with the health of our oceans.

He has been on Sea Shepherd campaigns, worked with Shark Conservancy, and spoken at Vegan festivals.

Check out his facebook page and instagram called Earthcentred!