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Shifting the SciComm Focus: Highlighting Conservation Beyond the Sexy

How To Protect The Ocean

Release Date: 05/15/2024

Navigating the World of Marine Science Communication with Annabelle Chaumun show art Navigating the World of Marine Science Communication with Annabelle Chaumun

How To Protect The Ocean

On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin interviews Annabelle Chamar, a global communications manager for the European Marine Biological Resource Center. Annabelle shares her career journey from journalism and PR to becoming a marine science communicator, emphasizing the importance of effective communication in biodiversity conservation. Tune in to learn about science communication for the oceans and how it plays a crucial role in engaging everyday people to make informed decisions for a better ocean. Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB...

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Remembering Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: A Tribute to a Marine Conservation Legend show art Remembering Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: A Tribute to a Marine Conservation Legend

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin pays tribute to the late Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a legendary figure in marine conservation who dedicated his life to the ocean. Reflecting on Dr. Nichols' inspiring legacy and the impact he had on countless individuals, Andrew celebrates his contributions to marine conservation and the inspiration he provided to so many. Join us in honoring the life and work of Dr. Wallace J. Nichols in this heartfelt episode. Links: GoFundMe: Outdoor Magazine: Plastic Pollution Coalition: J's Tedx Talk: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and...

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The Big Sea: Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Surfing Industry show art The Big Sea: Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Surfing Industry

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin interviews Chris Nelson and Lewis, two surfers and filmmakers, about the impact of the surfing industry on the environment. They discuss the evolution of the surfing industry, the challenges it faces in aligning with environmental values, and the need for more sustainable practices. They also highlight the role of smaller, more environmentally conscious brands in filling the gap left by larger, mainstream brands. The conversation touches on the use of petrochemicals in surfboards and wetsuits, the environmental impact of travel for surfing, and the need for greater awareness and...

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Iceland Resumes Fin Whale Hunting: Ramifications and Conservation Concerns show art Iceland Resumes Fin Whale Hunting: Ramifications and Conservation Concerns

How To Protect The Ocean

Andrew Lewin discusses the concerning news of fin whales being hunted in Iceland. Despite a reduced quota, up to 128 whales could be killed by the only company conducting whaling in Iceland. The episode delves into the implications of this practice and encourages listeners to take action to protect the ocean. Tune in to learn more about this pressing issue and find out how you can advocate for marine conservation. Link to Article: IWC Fin Whale Species Page: Follow a career in conservation: Use the code SUFB to get 33% off courses and the careers program.   Do you want to join...

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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

How To Protect The Ocean

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

How To Protect The Ocean

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

How To Protect The Ocean

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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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.