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How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 04/08/2024

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How To Protect The Ocean

In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, hosts Andrew Lewin, Beth Pike from the Marine Conservation Institute, and Angelo Villa-Gomez from the Center of American Progress discuss the effectiveness of implementing marine protected areas. They review the status of the campaign to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030 and share surprising findings from their study on the implementation of the biggest 100 marine protected areas. Tune in to learn about the progress and challenges in marine conservation efforts. Read the paper: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to...

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This episode features Ryan Bigelow, the Director of Projects for the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. He discusses the seafood industry, the alliance's role, and the importance of conservation. From consumer to industry perspectives, the conversation delves into the challenges of sustainable seafood practices. Tune in to learn about the Seafood Watch program and how to make informed seafood choices for a better ocean. Website: The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions is dedicated to improving sustainability in the seafood industry by fostering collaboration between NGOs and...

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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. Follow a career in...

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On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, we dive into how AI technology is being used to combat illegal fishing, ultimately reducing the risks migrants from Africa face when crossing into Europe. Discover the innovative work of Dyhia Belhabib from Algeria, who has revolutionized enforcement against illegal fishing practices. Tune in to learn more about the impact of her efforts. Link to the article: AI technology is revolutionizing the fight against illegal fishing activities, a critical issue with far-reaching implications beyond marine conservation. As highlighted in the...

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Andrew Lewin discusses a conservation project in Rio de Janeiro aimed at saving the Rio's dolphin from extinction. Highlighting the threats of chemical and oil pollution, dredging, noise, overfishing, and bycatch in three different bays, including Guanabara Bay, Sepetiba Bay, and Ilha Grande Bay, the episode explores the efforts to protect these dolphins in Brazilian waters. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Sign up for our Newsletter:   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For Blue:...

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On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, Dr. David Ebert discusses the importance of his book, "The Field Guide to Sharks, Rays, and Chimeras of the East Coast of North America," which describes over 1,200 species. He has authored over 30 books on marine life and is joined by shark illustrator Mark Dando. Listeners will learn about the growth in knowledge of shark species and the significance of field guides for shark conservationists and enthusiasts. Get the Book:   Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program....

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Andrew Lewin delves into the controversial topic of shark nets in Australia. While these nets are intended to protect beachgoers from certain shark species, they also harm non-targeted marine animals like sea turtles and dolphins. The discussion revolves around the effectiveness of shark nets in ensuring beach safety and the impact on ocean species. Join the conversation to learn more about the balance between human safety and marine conservation efforts. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Sign up...

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This episode dives into the beauty and importance of coral reefs, highlighting their significance for marine ecosystems, tourism, fisheries, and coastal security. However, it also addresses the alarming destruction of coral reefs due to climate change. The episode discusses efforts to save coral reefs, focusing on how zoos are playing a vital role by propagating corals in aquariums. Tune in to learn more about these crucial conservation initiatives. Link to article: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Sign up for our...

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Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of science communication and staying informed about environmental issues such as orcas and plastic treaty talks. He highlights the role of creators on platforms like TikTok in spreading awareness and delves into the significance of speaking up for the ocean and the environment. Join Andrew as he explores current happenings and emphasizes the need for action to protect our oceans and planet. TikTok Creators: Aly (Orcas): Karishma the Climate Girl: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program....

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Andrew Lewin welcomes marine scientist Rebecca Schijns from Oceana Canada to discuss the state of Northern Cod and Capelin stocks. They delve into the challenges facing these fish populations and explore ways for citizens to take action to help move the fishery from a critical zone to a healthy one. Tune in to learn more about the importance of protecting our oceans and how you can make a difference. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Sign up for our Newsletter:   Facebook Group: Connect with Speak Up For...

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Today's episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast dives deep into the world of orcas. From the consideration of two species of orca to the tragic death of an orca at Marineland in France, and a delicate rescue operation for a mother orca off the coast of Vancouver Island, host Andrew Lewin covers it all.

Tune in to stay updated on the latest ocean news and learn how you can make a difference for our marine friends.

Link to one of the articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/06/stranded-orca-calf-rescue-canada/

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Efforts are being made to reunite the stranded calf with its extended family of transient orcas to ensure its survival. The calf, left orphaned after its mother tragically drowned in a scenic lagoon off the coast of Vancouver Island, is in a precarious situation. The calf is unable to survive on its own in the lagoon, as it requires marine mammal meat such as seals or sea lions for sustenance, rather than the birds it has been seen hunting.

A team of marine mammal experts, drone technicians, veterinarians, environmental consultants, and indigenous people are working together to devise a plan to reunite the calf with its extended family. The hope is that the calf's grandmother, aunts, and other members of the transient orca family will come to the lagoon to retrieve the calf. However, the calf is currently unable to navigate the narrow passage out of the lagoon on its own.

Various methods have been considered to facilitate the calf's reunion with its family. Initially, attempts were made to entice the calf out of the lagoon by playing sounds that mimic the calls of its family members. However, this method was unsuccessful. Other options, such as using a helicopter to lift the calf out of the water or craning it out and transporting it to the other side of the lagoon, are being considered. These methods pose risks to both the calf and the crew involved, as being out of water for an extended period can be stressful and dangerous for the orca.

The indigenous people in the area have a deep cultural connection to the orcas, viewing them as symbolic of their ancestors. The orca's role in their stories is significant, further emphasizing the importance of saving the stranded calf. The collaborative efforts of experts, including the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, veterinarians, and indigenous communities, highlight the urgency and complexity of the situation.

The clock is ticking for the calf, and a decision must be made soon to ensure its survival. The tragic loss of its mother, who was pregnant at the time of her death, adds to the urgency of reuniting the calf with its family. The ultimate goal is to ensure the well-being and survival of the orphaned calf by reuniting it with its extended family of transient orcas.