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How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 11/22/2023

Underwhelmed at the Great Barrier Reef: A Representative Review? show art Underwhelmed at the Great Barrier Reef: A Representative Review?

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin delves into the topic of the Great Barrier Reef after a viral TikTok video sparked controversy about its condition. He shares a personal anecdote about a vacation in the Dominican Republic and his passion for diving in tropical waters. Sometimes reviews aren't always representative of what is there. Tune in to learn more about the reality of the Great Barrier Reef's health and what individuals can do to help protect this iconic marine ecosystem. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   ...

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Diving Deep into Science Communication: My Workflow Revealed show art Diving Deep into Science Communication: My Workflow Revealed

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Andrew Lewin discusses his workflow for creating consistent science communication content on both his podcast and YouTube channel. He delves into how he manages to post three times a week for the audio podcast and two episodes a week for the YouTube channel. Join Andrew as he shares insights on staying consistent and productive in the world of science communication. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website:  Instagram:  TikTok: Twitter:  YouTube:...

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Charlotte the Stingray: A Surprising Pregnancy Story Unveiled show art Charlotte the Stingray: A Surprising Pregnancy Story Unveiled

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Andrew Lewin discusses the surprising story of a stingray in an aquarium getting pregnant despite being alone for eight years.    Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website:  Instagram:  TikTok: Twitter:  YouTube:   Parthenogenesis is a fascinating phenomenon that allows certain species, like the stingray discussed in this episode, to reproduce asexually. This process essentially enables the stingray to...

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To Buy or Not to Buy: Navigating Sustainable Choices in a Consumer Society show art To Buy or Not to Buy: Navigating Sustainable Choices in a Consumer Society

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin delves into the dilemma of purchasing environmentally friendly products while striving to reduce consumption. He reflects on the challenge of minimizing his impact on the planet and questions whether buying less is the ultimate solution. Join Andrew as he explores the balance between consumerism and environmental consciousness in the quest to live for a better ocean. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website:  Instagram:  TikTok: ...

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Arctic Meltdown: Impacts on Wildlife and Climate Change show art Arctic Meltdown: Impacts on Wildlife and Climate Change

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin delves into the significant changes occurring in the Arctic due to climate change. He highlights the drastic ice melt and its impact on the Arctic environment and its inhabitants. Andrew emphasizes the importance of understanding these changes and the need to take action to protect the ocean. Tune in to explore how animals in the Arctic are adapting to survive amidst the evolving conditions, and reflect on the resilience of both animals and the ocean in the face of environmental challenges. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off...

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Scientists Find More Coral Reefs Equivalent to the Size of Ireland: Will It Help in Their Conservation? show art Scientists Find More Coral Reefs Equivalent to the Size of Ireland: Will It Help in Their Conservation?

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses the impact of climate change on coral reefs. Despite the challenges they face, it is revealed that there are 25% more coral reefs than previously thought. Tune in to learn why this discovery is significant and what actions can be taken to protect these vital ecosystems. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website:  Instagram:  TikTok: Twitter:  YouTube: Satellite imagery and technology have revolutionized our...

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Navigating the Challenges: Why One-Fifth of Migratory Species Are at Risk show art Navigating the Challenges: Why One-Fifth of Migratory Species Are at Risk

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew discusses a new report revealing that one-fifth of migratory species on land, freshwater, and in the ocean are at risk of extinction. He explores the two major causes behind this issue and suggests ways to address it. Tune in to learn more about the UN Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals and why it's crucial to protect these species for a better ocean ecosystem. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue:...

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Beware of Crocs: Why Ignoring Warning Signs Can Have Deadly Consequences show art Beware of Crocs: Why Ignoring Warning Signs Can Have Deadly Consequences

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Today's episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast highlights the importance of heeding warning signs on beaches, particularly in areas like Cardwell, Australia, where crocodile dangers persist. Host Andrew Lewin emphasizes the need to respect such warnings and avoid risky situations for the safety of both people and marine life. Tune in to learn more about taking action by avoiding potential threats to protect the ocean ecosystem. Link to article: Magic Minds:  use code PROTECT20 to get up to 56% off your first subscription Follow a career in conservation: Use the...

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Defamation and Climate Science: Did the Lawsuit Send a Message show art Defamation and Climate Science: Did the Lawsuit Send a Message

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses a lawsuit involving Dr. Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist. Dr. Mann sued Rand Simberg and Mark Stein for defamatory online posts made over a decade ago by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review. Lewin also explores the history of attacks on climate scientists by right-wing climate deniers and the misleading tactics used by oil companies to downplay environmental concerns. Tune in to learn more about the case and the importance of speaking up for the ocean. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33%...

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Trawling Bans and Illegal Fishing: A Growing Problem in India show art Trawling Bans and Illegal Fishing: A Growing Problem in India

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Andrew Lewin discusses the issue of trawling and the challenges it poses for the government of India. Despite growing concerns about the negative impact of trawling on the environment, the Indian government has been slow to enforce bans on the practice. This is especially problematic as more countries are implementing bans within their exclusive economic zones, leading to Indian fishermen being caught for illegal fishing. The episode explores the historical push towards trawling in India and the need to transition away from this harmful practice. Tune in to learn more about the impact of...

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In this episode, host Andrew Luen explores the importance of science and conservation communication in changing behaviors to protect the ocean. He discusses the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, emphasizing the need to rethink our behavior and prioritize conservation.

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In this episode of the podcast, the host explores the crucial role of science communicators in promoting alternatives to harmful consumerism. The host specifically emphasizes the negative consequences of materialistic behaviors, particularly during events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They shed light on how the commercial aspect of these events encourages people to purchase products that may harm the environment or exploit those involved in their production.

The host suggests that science communicators have a responsibility to encourage individuals to consider alternatives to material goods. Instead of simply discouraging the purchase of consumer products or gifts, they should promote experiences such as family trips or volunteering for charities. By focusing on these alternatives, science communicators can help shift the perspective from materialistic consumption to more sustainable and meaningful actions.

The host acknowledges the challenge science communicators face in addressing these issues without sounding negative. They emphasize the importance of presenting alternatives in a positive light, rather than solely discouraging certain behaviors. Instead of saying "don't buy this because it affects the environment," science communicators should focus on suggesting actions that benefit the environment, such as choosing eco-friendly products or engaging in activities that promote conservation.

Overall, this episode highlights the significant role of science communicators in promoting alternatives to harmful consumerism. By encouraging individuals to think beyond material goods and consider more sustainable actions, science communicators can help protect the environment and drive positive change.

In the episode, the speaker underscores the importance of considering the environmental impact of our purchases and only acquiring what is truly necessary. They draw attention to the consumerism associated with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, where people are enticed to buy discounted items without fully considering the environmental consequences. The speaker questions whether the convenience of acquiring more stuff, particularly from large online retailers like Amazon, outweighs the negative impacts on the environment and local communities.

They suggest that as science communicators, it is crucial to discuss alternatives to the materialistic mindset that often surrounds these shopping events. They advocate for a shift in behavior and mindset, encouraging individuals to reflect on their true needs and support small businesses that contribute to local economies. The speaker argues that instead of focusing on accumulating more possessions and wealth, individuals should prioritize making a positive impact on the world and their communities.

Overall, the episode emphasizes the need for individuals to be mindful consumers, considering the environmental consequences of their purchases and making choices that align with their values and the well-being of the planet.