Episodes
Jake Kheel is a sustainability innovator, sargassum-wrangler, and coral reef saver.  In addition to these illustrious titles, Jake also holds the titles of Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation and Vice President of Sustainability for Grupo Puntacana. He is also a TEDx speaker, and author of  “Waking the Sleeping Giant: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Business to Save Our Planet.” In this episode you’ll learn what it really means to have a career in sustainability (it doesn’t have to...
Published 07/14/21
Colin Howe is a tropical marine ecologist studying corals in the Caribbean. He is also the creator behind the Instagram and YouTube channels @MarineSci4life. In today’s episode, Colin breaks down the difference between a marine ecologist and marine biologist, what research at different career levels can look like, and the importance of experience. Colin also shares his coral research throughout the Caribbean, and why this dynamic ecosystem is his favorite to study, and how both corals and...
Published 06/30/21
Samantha Andrews is a marine ecologist, naturalist, professional science communicator, and founder of Ocean Oculus, a one-woman endeavour, supporting scientists, researchers, companies, NGOS, stakeholders, and everything in-between discover more about - and take better care of - this pale blue dot we call home. In today’s episode Samantha shares how she shifted her career from finance to ocean science, why she decided to pursue her PhD- and why she’s not giving up, and what science...
Published 06/16/21
Dr. Christine Figgener is the director of science and education at the Footprint Foundation and Costa Rican Alliance for Sea Turtle Conservation & Science (COASTS), founder of Nāmaka Conservation Science, and the researcher that filmed the sea turtle straw video. In today’s episode we chat about what brought Chris from Germany to study sea turtles in Costa Rica, why she prefers sea turtle research over whale research, and how one seemingly small action can create an entire...
Published 06/02/21
Nic Mink is a professor of environmental science and the co-founder and CEO of Sitka Salmon Shares, a direct to consumer, sea-to-table company. Join us as we chat about fish and fisheries, what a community supported fishery is, and why small, generational fisheries can be a good thing, and what you can do to help the fish that swim in the sea. Show Notes: marinebio.life/54 Support the show (http://patreon.com/marinebiolife)
Published 05/19/21
Laura Smith is a marine biology PhD student currently hailing from Australia. In this episode, Laura  shares her stories behind the scenes aboard humpback whale boats, doing sea turtle research on the Great Barrier Reef, and how she found herself studying one of the most iconic fish in the sea.  Support the show (http://patreon.com/marinebiolife)
Published 05/05/21
The first woman to command a federal vessel and the first woman Admiral in the NOAA Corps joins us on the podcast today. Rear Admiral Evelyn Fields (ret.) shares what the NOAA Corps is, why their work is vital to NOAA’s mission, and what it’s like to be...
Published 04/21/21
Join us for this wide-ranging episode. Today’s topics include: giant clams, red sea, great barrier reef, corals, imposter syndrome, and creative science. Melissa shares her frontline experience studying climate change on reefs, shares the beauty and...
Published 04/07/21
For this milestone episode, Laurie Bachelor is back on the podcast and we’re chatting about two of the biggest challenges our oceans face (overfishing and pollution) and how tending to your proverbial garden can save our planet.
Published 03/24/21
Elisama Menesez specializes in marine shipping for WWF Canada. In today’s episode, Eli shares how, growing up in Brazil, the ocean played an integral part of her life, and how she created a program that helps more people to connect with the sea. We also...
Published 03/10/21
Dr. Deborah Brosnan is the founder of Deborah Brosnan and Associates, a firm dedicated to finding smart solutions for environmental risks. Growing up in coastal Ireland, Dr. Brosnan knew she wanted to be a marine biologist from a young age. In today’s...
Published 02/24/21
Becoming a dolphin trainer is a dream job for many, including Nina Leipold. It wasn’t until after a pivotal internship actually training these amazing creatures that Nina realized she didn’t actually want to train them. She wanted them in the wild. Join...
Published 02/10/21
Bren Smith is a commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer, author of the book “Eat Like a Fish,” and the founder of GreenWave, a network of regenerative ocean farms found worldwide. Join us in today’s episode as we discuss how Bren decided to make the...
Published 01/28/21
Want to become a marine biologist but not sure where to start? Whether you're a student or a professional looking for a shift in careers, this episode has nuggets of where to look and how to get started.
Published 01/13/21
Angelique Brathwaite is a coral biologist and co-founder of Blue Finance, an organization shaping the seascape around protected areas in the ocean.  In today’s episode, we chat about what it’s like to be a coral reef scientist in the Caribbean, and what...
Published 12/30/20
Chris Debicki lives in the great white north of Canada and is the Vice President of Oceans North. Chris and Oceans North have played a pivotal role in creating the largest marine protected area in Canada. Chris wasn’t always in this role, however. He...
Published 12/16/20
Sarah Winter Whelan is an ocean lawyer with the American Littoral Society. In this episode, she shares how she discovered her passion for ocean policy, created a career out of it, and how policy shapes our ocean landscapes (and how you can get involved!)
Published 12/02/20
Marine biologist, tech guru, and all around ocean lover, Josh Pederson joins us on the show today. Josh shares stories of how he landed the dream job monitoring California’s kelp forests and creating some of the first marine science databases. Josh also...
Published 11/18/20
Ever wondered why your resume isn’t getting noticed, or why you’re not landing the interview? Or maybe you’re just starting out, and are unsure of how to even put together a resume and cover letter. This episode is designed to give you concrete,...
Published 11/04/20
Dr. Chelsea Bennice, aka Octogirl, is a true field biologist and octopus researcher. Join us as Chelsea dives into the world of these tentacled creatures, their mating behaviors, and how she spent over 400 hours underwater studying them. Chelsea also...
Published 10/21/20
Dr. Edie Widder is a three time TED speaker and the first person to film the giant squid. During her career, she has logged over 400 deep sea submersible dives. Her work has been featured in BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel and National Geographic television...
Published 10/07/20
Dr. Cara Field is one of only 30 veterinarians in the United States with a specialty in aquatic marine medicine, and the Medical Director at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito California, the world’s largest marine mammal hospital and education...
Published 09/23/20
A lot of people talk about how dedicated they are to conservation work. Few people are so dedicated that they’d live in a tent, with no electricity or running water, in order to save wildlife. My guest today has.Melanie Croce is the current Executive...
Published 09/09/20
Renowned Australian shark researcher, Dr. Andrew Chin, joins us on the show. From coral surveys and tagging hammerheads as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Team to researching porcupine fish and working with indigenous people,...
Published 08/26/20
Jasmin Graham is a project coordinator with Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center of Excellence (MarSci-LACE) at Mote Marine Laboratory working to create equality in the marine sciences, and researching the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish....
Published 08/12/20