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Shifting the SciComm Focus: Highlighting Conservation Beyond the Sexy

How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 05/15/2024

Shark Bite Incidents: What Really Happened on June 7th in Florida? show art Shark Bite Incidents: What Really Happened on June 7th in Florida?

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewinn discusses recent shark bite incidents and the media's portrayal of sharks. He dives into advice from experts and boat captains on shark safety and offers insights on decreasing the risk of shark encounters. Tune in to learn more about shark myths, social media reactions, and ways to protect our oceans. Link to article: Learn more about Dr. Gavin Naylor: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign Up for Updates on the process:   Sign up for our...

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Sea Level Rise could make the Hamptons Unliveable show art Sea Level Rise could make the Hamptons Unliveable

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Andrew Lewin looks into the future predictions of the sea level rise over the next century and discovers the prediction that the Hamptons may not be where everyone wants to be in the summer. Some richer folks may be able to move away or build floating homes, but those who cannot afford to move could be stuck without a home.  Tune in for more details.  Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign Up for Updates on the process:   Sign up for our...

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Taking Action for the Ocean: Moving Forward After Oceans Week show art Taking Action for the Ocean: Moving Forward After Oceans Week

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses the aftermath of Ocean's Week and Oceans Day. He emphasizes that fighting to protect the ocean is ongoing and calls for continued action and involvement. Andrew reflects on the significance of events like Upwell and CHOW, highlighting the importance of ocean justice, representation, and government initiatives in conservation efforts. Stay tuned to learn how to stay engaged and make a difference for a better ocean. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign...

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Transforming Minds: The Impact of Arcadia Earth in Toronto show art Transforming Minds: The Impact of Arcadia Earth in Toronto

How To Protect The Ocean

On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Loon interviews Craig Perlmutter from Toronto, the founder of Arcadia Earth. Arcadia Earth is a unique art-meets-environmental protection space that aims to inspire and educate visitors about ocean conservation. Perlmutter shares his journey of being inspired by a similar initiative in New York City and bringing it to Toronto to make a positive impact. Tune in to learn about how art, creativity, and environmental awareness come together at Arcadia Earth to promote sustainable living and protect the ocean. Website: ...

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My Favorite Part of the Ocean: A Reflection during Oceans Week show art My Favorite Part of the Ocean: A Reflection during Oceans Week

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I dive into my personal reflection on Oceans Week leading up to Oceans Day. I shares my favorite part of the ocean - the calmness and tranquility it brings. I also encourage you to think about your own favorite aspects of the ocean.  Tune in for a unique episode filled with introspection and a call to connect with the ocean on a deeper level. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign Up for Updates on the process:   Sign up for our Newsletter:    ...

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From Abandoned to Clean: How Healthy Seas is Tackling Ghost Fish Farms show art From Abandoned to Clean: How Healthy Seas is Tackling Ghost Fish Farms

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On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, Executive Director Veronica Mikos from Healthy Seas discusses their efforts to clean up ghost fish farms. Despite some companies neglecting to follow regulations, Healthy Seas is actively working with governments and partners to enforce laws and clean up abandoned fish farms. Tune in to learn more about their important work in protecting the oceans. Website: YouTube: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign Up for...

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Oceans Week Special Episode: Slowing Down for a Sustainable Future show art Oceans Week Special Episode: Slowing Down for a Sustainable Future

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This episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast discusses the importance of behavior change in protecting our oceans. Host Andrew Lewin emphasizes the need to reconsider our behaviors and mindset towards the ocean and our planet to make a positive impact. As part of Oceans Week coverage, the episode encourages listeners to take action and live for a better ocean by changing their habits and advocating for ocean conservation. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join my Ocean Community? Sign Up for...

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The Plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale: A Deep Dive with Oceana Canada show art The Plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale: A Deep Dive with Oceana Canada

How To Protect The Ocean

In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Luen speaks with Kim Elmslie, Oceanic Canada's campaign director, about the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and what can be done to save them. The episode delves into the challenges facing the whale population and explores potential solutions to protect these majestic creatures. Join the conversation on ocean conservation and learn how you can make a difference for the ocean's future. Oceana Canada North Atlantic Right Whale Campaign: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off...

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Dr. Andrew Thaler: 10 Years of Crowdfunding Success on Patreon show art Dr. Andrew Thaler: 10 Years of Crowdfunding Success on Patreon

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Dr. Andrew Thaler, a deep-sea biologist, and expert in utilizing crowdfunding for marine science projects, shares his success in funding side projects through platforms like Patreon, Kickstarter, and experiment.com. Over the past 10 years, he has raised $50,000 for various initiatives involving 3D printing, ROV technology, and sampling bottles. Tune in to learn how Dr. Thaler's crowdfunding campaigns have made a significant impact and gain valuable insights for funding your marine conservation projects. Andrew Thaler's Patreon: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get...

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Insider Insights: What to Expect at the International Marine Conservation Congress show art Insider Insights: What to Expect at the International Marine Conservation Congress

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses the value of marine science and conservation conferences. Highlighting the International Marine Conservation Congress in South Africa this October, the host emphasizes its significance for scientists at all levels. The conference offers opportunities for networking, collaboration, and learning about various marine conservation topics, making it a must-attend event for anyone in the field. Register (Early Bird Registration): Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Sign up for our Newsletter: ...

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This episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast delves into the importance of focusing on the behind-the-scenes work of marine science and conservation, rather than just the glamorous underwater footage of majestic sea creatures. The host emphasizes that conservation efforts are primarily carried out in conference rooms by scientists, conservationists, NGOs, and government officials. The episode encourages listeners to shift the spotlight towards the real work of conservation and highlights the significance of discussing these topics on various online platforms.

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Conservation work is often glamorized in videos and images featuring majestic marine animals like orcas, dolphins, and sharks. However, as discussed in the podcast episode, a significant amount of conservation work actually occurs behind the scenes in meetings, conferences, and workshops. These behind-the-scenes efforts involve collaboration between scientists, conservationists, NGOs, and government officials to discuss and implement strategies for protecting marine ecosystems and species.

The podcast emphasizes that conservation is not just about capturing the public's attention with visually appealing content but also about the practical and strategic decision-making that takes place in conference rooms and meeting spaces. Important discussions revolve around topics such as designating marine protected areas, adding species to conservation lists like CITES or the Endangered Species Act, and developing policies to safeguard marine habitats.

By shedding light on the less glamorous aspects of conservation work, the episode underscores the importance of recognizing the dedication and hard work of individuals and organizations involved in the day-to-day planning and implementation of conservation initiatives. It highlights the need to appreciate the efforts that go into protecting the ocean beyond what is typically showcased in popular media.

Overall, the episode encourages a shift in focus towards acknowledging and promoting the essential behind-the-scenes work that drives effective marine conservation efforts. It showcases the dedication and collaboration required to safeguard our oceans for future generations, emphasizing the importance of highlighting the efforts that often go unnoticed.