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

How Saving the Oceans is a ‘Real Job’ with Tiffany Duong

It’s never too late to change your career and work with your passions to protect our planet. From working in the Amazon, Coral Reef Restoration, and creating waves of positivity to protect our oceans and our planet. Learn from someone who has been there, how to start work in conservation!

It’s never too late to change your career and work towards a better tomorrow.

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Tiffany Duong left the corporate world behind to travel the world to work for herself and the planet by creating Ocean Rebels.

We cover how to find a job in ocean conservation, where her journey took her, and the importance of keeping the discussions of climate change and ocean conservation close. I asked her how to work in marine conservation, and she provided some fantastic insights with refreshing honesty. It can be scary, but it is infinitely rewarding.

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Thank you so much for checking out this episode of the Ocean Pancake Podcast. As always, it would mean the world to me if you could leave it a review on whatever platform you listen to podcasts, and consider joining the ocean loving tribe and help me continue doing the work I do! (Get yourself a plastic is the killer tshirt!).

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Sharksafe Barrier as a Non lethal technology to protect beaches with Sara Andreotti

We need to stop killing 150 million sharks a year, but we also need to keep beaches safe. Non Lethal shark barrier technology can be the answer.

Today I am joined by Dr. Sarah Andriotti one of the Marine Biologists who has pioneered the Sharksafe Barrier an alternative to keeping swimmers on beaches safe.

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We discuss the behaviour of great whites, the methods of testing the magnetic and bio-mimicking technology, the results, and the future plans for the Sharksafe Barrier.

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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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How to Use Ghost Nets to Benefit the Ocean with Woodlike Swimwear

There are over 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating around our oceans which can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade. Until then, they enter the ocean’s food chain, end up in the stomachs of marine life, and kill everything from humpback whales, albatross, to turtles.

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Upcycling these pieces of plastic is one of the ways we can deal with the plastic pollution issue, and closing the loop on plastic. In today’s episode of the Ocean Pancake Podcast I am joined by Woodlike Swimwears Mauricio Palma who shares the mission of protecting our ocean, while creating eco friendly swimsuits made out of Econyl. They are one of the best 15 eco friendly brands.

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Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes

Sustainable Living for Our Ocean with Laura in Waterland

Are you ready to change small things in your life to make a big impact?

Do you know what the single biggest thing you can do for our oceans?

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Waste is not waste until it’s wasted.

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Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes

How to work in conservation with Philipp Opperman

The newest episode of the Ocean Pancake Podcast is up!

Have you always wanted a career in ocean conservation? In this week’s Ocean Pancake Podcast, Philipp Opperman discusses how he got into working with Shark Conservancy and other conservation efforts without being a Marine Biologist.

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We also touch upon seeing Great White Sharks underwater, treating yourself as a brand to maximize your potential to help the planet, along with worthwhile investments into your future.

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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?


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!

Podcast Episodes

Study and Save Sharks in South Africa with Philipp Oppermann

What is the connection between sharks, livers, and killer whales? This is one of the fun facts that this conservation lover, ocean diver, and world traveller shared with me.

Check out part 1 of this two past podcast episode here.


This week Phillip Oppermann shares probably my favourite ocean facts with me while discussing experience in Shark Conservancy in South Africa.

How did a non marine biologist get the opportunity to work with sharks? What does a typical day look like for volunteers? How does tagging great whites look like?

Learn how you can get involved and help save sharks today. 

Ocean Experts, Podcast Episodes

Saving Sharks and Working in Conservation with Scott Wallace

The newest episode of the Ocean Pancake Podcast is out! This time it’s featuring my dear friend Scott Wallace!

Are you interested in protecting the oceans apex predators? Getting involved in conservation and saving the oceans with Sea Shepherd. Scott Wallace is an environmental scientist, scuba diver, passionate educator, and activist. He believes we should transition our world view into a more earth-centered one. Join us on part 1 of the two-part podcast, with part 2 focusing on veganism!

Make sure to follow the wonderful Scott on instagram and facebook.

We talk about some really interesting stuff including what over fishing really means and the terrible dangers sharks are in. If the oceans die we die, so help me and help Scott protect our planet.

Did you know its almost Juneocean? The thirty ways in thirty days on how to protect our planet will be coming from June 1st!

Have you checked out the free guide you can download here?