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SUFB 1122: Massive Sea Turtle Rescue After A Deep Freeze In Texas Bays

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue

Release Date: 02/19/2021

SUFB 1213: Why similarities between this mass extinction and a previous one should motivate you to act on climate change show art SUFB 1213: Why similarities between this mass extinction and a previous one should motivate you to act on climate change

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We are entering the 6th mass extinction. When I tell people about the mass extinction, people are not too worried. I don't think they realize that we are already starting to see the effects of the mass extinction and that the planet has gone through this before, but there is one difference.  The major difference is the fact that the Permian extinction (which occurred approximately 66 million years ago) was caused by volcanic activity while the 6th mass extinction was caused by humans.  The good news is that we can stop it; however, we need to act now. Voting for political candidates...

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The Faroe Islands government has announced that they will review their regulations of the dolphin cull after some whalers and critics thought that the last cull of 1400 white-sided dolphins was too numerous to use all of the meat.   The current regulations that I mentioned during the last episode raised a number of questions about how quantitative are regulations? How many animals can they take at once? What is the ratio of hunters to animals to ensure a quick hunt of each individual? How much meat is given to each family? Hopefully, questions such as the ones above will be answered...

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SUFB 1211: Questions around the legality of killing 1400 white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands circulate show art SUFB 1211: Questions around the legality of killing 1400 white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands circulate

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There was a cull of 1400 white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands recently has some people wanting to know if it was legal.  Whaling of pilot whales and other small cetaceans is legal in the Faroe Islands as the local community relies on whale meat as their primary protein source. The small island autonomous territory has been culling whales for centuries. The meat is processed in the open bays and handed out for free to the local community.  The average catch per year is approximately 800 pilot whales and 250 white-sided dolphins; however, the total number of dolphins killed was...

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The Canadian federal election is less than a week away before we find out who will lead Canada into a very different world than it was 18 months ago. There are many predominant issues at hand in this election such as the COVID pandemic, the economy, reconciliation with Indigenous communities across Canada, and climate change.  I am very interested in all of these issues, especially that of how each party running will handle climate change. In this episode, I provide an overview of each of the parties' climate change policies and who I think has the best one. Of course, each party says...

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Kaitlyn Mitchell is a lawyer for Animal Justice, a non-profit organization that looks out for the welfare of animals in Canada.  Website: Kaitlyn came highly recommended as someone to interview on the Canadian side of the border that is involved in advocating for the belugas in the transfer from Marineland (Canada) to Mystic Aquarium (US). I covered the original story by interviewing Dr. Naomi Rose (Episode 1197, ). Kaitlyn provides us with an update on the beluga whale transfer as well as how we can make sure that bill S-203 (Canadian Cetacean Captivity Ban) can be made better to avoid...

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All of the talks around protecting 30% of the world's oceans by the year 2030 have really put a focus on the quality of MPAs that exist and that will be designated in the future. MPA design and implementation are unique around the world, especially if a country or region is new to the process.  Angelo Villagomez and Johnny Briggs join me on the podcast to discuss the new Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy MPA Guide that will help ocean practitioners with their MPA process beyond just designating MPAs. The guide also has a focus on how to make the MPAs sustainable through sustainable funding and...

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SUFB 1207: Regional Approaches to Ocean Conservation show art SUFB 1207: Regional Approaches to Ocean Conservation

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Every country has a different way of managing its oceans and every region also has its own way of managing its oceans. Various regions can learn from one another and build on each other's successes to implement ocean conservation.  In today's episode, we complete our three-part series with a guest host, Laure Katz from the Blue Nature Alliance, who speaks to Arthur Tuda from WIOMSA (Western Indian Ocean), Angelique Pouponeau from SeyCCAT (Seychelles), and Joaquin Labougle (Blue Nature Alliance) to share their experiences on regional approaches to ocean conservation.  You can watch...

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We are continuing our series in partnership with the Blue Nature Alliance to discuss Marine Conservation and how that will move forward in order to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.  Incorporating People, Knowledge, and Networks in Ocean Conservation will be crucial to implement successful marine conservation strategies.  I am joined by Kate Brown (Global Island Partnership in New Zealand), Coral Pasisi (Tofia Niue from the Island of Niue) and Ginny Farmer (Blue Nature Alliance based in the US) on the podcast to discuss their experiences in marine conservation and how people,...

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SUFB 1205: Social equity in and through marine conservation show art SUFB 1205: Social equity in and through marine conservation

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The Blue Nature Alliance is a collaboration among several organizations that would like to help communities around the world to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. The goal cannot be reached by any single entity, but teaming up with each other can help all of us achieve this goal.  Getting to 30% ocean protection will take the participation of all ocean users around the world. Social equity will play a large role in designating MPAs; however, it has not been taken into account during many of the past MPA processes.  Several marine professionals wrote a paper on Social Equity and why it...

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I am listening to a podcast series called White Saviors that is produced by Canadaland. It's a series on the rise and fall of a charity called the We Charity that was founded by two brothers (one of which went to my high school in Toronto, Canada) that wanted to save children from child labor. The organization got huge and that's where it went wrong. Now the organization is trenched in scandal and an ongoing legal investigation.  The series made me think of all of the people in marine conservation that start out with a notable mission, but end up on the wrong side of that mission. ...

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The deep freeze in Texas is not only affecting Texans all over the state, but it's always affecting Sea Turtles. Animal rescuers made up of government scientists, organizations, and volunteers rescued 4,750 Green Sea Turtles that were affected by the deep freezing effects of the cold snap.

The cold temperatures affect Sea Turtles as they can render them immobile. The Sea Turtles can't swim to the surface to get air and could eventually drown. 

The efforts from everyone that participated in the rescue potential saved the population of Threatened Sea Turtles. 

You can support those organizations at the links below:

Sea Turtle Inc.: https://seaturtleinc.org/

Sea Turtle Island Restoration Network: https://seaturtles.org/

Link To Article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-weather/article/Texans-stepping-up-to-rescue-a-record-breaking-15960798.php

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