Episodes
Tune in to this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast to hear from Anthony Marente, the senior campaigner for Oceanic Canada, discussing the upcoming INC4 meeting in Ottawa as part of the UN Global Plastic Treaty. Discover the history of the treaty, previous meetings, and the expectations for this crucial gathering. Learn about the global efforts to combat plastic pollution and what we can do to protect our oceans. Ocean Canada: https://oceana.ca/en/our-campaigns/plastics/ ...
Published 04/22/24
Andrew Lewin discusses the potential of replacing plastic with a sustainable substance found in shellfish. Imagine a world where everyday items are eco-friendly and do not harm the environment when disposed of. Join us to explore this innovative solution to plastic pollution and learn how we can all contribute to a healthier ocean. Link to article: https://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2024/03/experts-unlock-the-vast-potential-of-seafood-waste-without-the-toxic-after-effects/ Follow a...
Published 04/19/24
Published 04/19/24
This episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast delves into the water crisis plaguing the Hawaiian islands. The discussion explores the impact of climate change, military activities, and tourism on the dwindling water resources. Locals express their concerns about the crisis, highlighting worries about farming, water quality, and quantity. Listeners are encouraged to understand the severity of the situation and consider their own role in preserving water resources in Hawaii. Link to...
Published 04/17/24
Andrew Lewin dives into the current status of the Northern Cod stock, focusing on Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The episode explores the history of the stock, including the moratorium in the early 1990s and subsequent efforts by organizations like WWF to revive it. Listeners will gain insights into the challenges faced by the Northern Cod stock and what can be done to protect and restore this important fishery. Link to the articles: 1) ...
Published 04/15/24
Andrew Lewin delves into the challenges of changing behaviors to address climate change and conservation issues. Despite alarming climate events, some individuals still deny the urgency for action. Andrew shares personal experiences of trying to change his behavior after indulging in delicious food during a trip to Italy. Tune in to explore the importance of behavior change in conservation efforts. Follow a career in conservation: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/...
Published 04/12/24
Andrew Luen discusses the concerning issue of small tooth sawfish dying in the Florida Keys. Listeners will learn about why this is happening, the rescue efforts in place, and how they can take action to help protect the ocean. Stay informed by signing up for the newsletter at speakupforblue.com/newsletter for more ocean-related stories, podcast updates, job opportunities, and news before it hits social media algorithms. Link to article: ...
Published 04/10/24
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: ...
Published 04/08/24
Andrew Lewin discusses the choice between unpaid volunteer and internship opportunities versus paid jobs in marine science and conservation. He explores why many individuals are opting for volunteer experiences to gain valuable skills and knowledge. Andrew emphasizes the importance of taking action to protect the ocean by pursuing a career in marine science and conservation, especially for early career researchers and scientists.  Tune in to learn more about the benefits of volunteering and...
Published 04/05/24
Today's episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast delves into the controversial topic of the carbon tax increase in Canada. The host discusses the misinformation surrounding the tax and the importance of effective communication. Tune in to learn how misinformation can impact public perception and how to navigate through it for a better understanding of the issue. A great video on the Carbon Tax: https://youtu.be/3vj2ANPyOHE?si=4YZ58KKmeN7WXrOQ Follow a career in conservation:...
Published 04/03/24
Andrew Lewin delves into the fascinating world of octopuses with Sy Montgomery, a prolific author, and Warren Carlyle, founder of OctoNation. They discuss the new book "Secrets of the Octopus," co-authored by Montgomery and Carlyle and published by National Geographic. Learn about the origins of OctoNation, Montgomery's journey as an author, and the captivating secrets of these intelligent creatures. Dive into communication, ocean conservation, and ways to protect the ocean in this...
Published 04/01/24
On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin delves into the issue of plastic recycling and greenwashing. He highlights the prevalence of ocean plastic pollution and the challenges associated with cleaning it up. The episode exposes the deceptive practices of some retailers, like Amazon, in falsely claiming the recyclability of packaging materials. Tune in to learn more about the complexities of recycling and how individuals can take action to protect the...
Published 03/29/24
Andrew Lewin delves into the story of a fishery union in Newfoundland blocking the government from passing their budget. The union's protest revolves around issues with crab fishing, prices, and sales restrictions, sparking a significant public demonstration. Join Andrew as he uncovers the complexities of the situation and explores how individuals can advocate for ocean protection and sustainable fishing practices. Link to article: ...
Published 03/27/24
Andrew Lewin interviews Josh McInnes from the University of British Columbia about his groundbreaking research on killer whales. They discuss Josh's work on transient orca populations and the discovery of a potential new orca population in oceanic waters. Learn about Josh's background, including his experience working on whale watching boats and delivering lectures on orcas. Dive into the reasons behind Josh pursuing a master's degree and explore the fascinating world of orca research and...
Published 03/25/24
Andrew Lewin discusses the importance of approaching marine science and conservation careers with the right mindset. With over 20,000 members in his Facebook group dedicated to marine science and conservation careers, Andrew shares common mistakes job seekers make and offers solutions to help build a successful career in the field. Tune in to learn how to navigate job searches and career development in the marine science and conservation industry. Follow a career in conservation:...
Published 03/22/24
Andrew Lewin emphasizes the importance of controlling your content schedule to prevent burnout and maintain a consistent publishing frequency. He shares insights on the mindset needed for effective science communication, encouraging listeners to focus on their passion for the ocean. Tune in for discussions on science, conservation, and ways to protect the ocean. Follow a career in conservation: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/ Use the code SUFB to get 33% off...
Published 03/20/24
This episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast discusses the extension of no-fishing zones in marine protected areas in the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands to protect penguins and baleen whales like humpback whales.  Tune in to learn more about ocean conservation efforts and how you can take action to protect our oceans. Link to article: https://news.mongabay.com/2024/03/huge-new-no-fishing-zones-give-antarctic-marine-predators-and-their-prey-a-break/ Follow a career...
Published 03/18/24
Andrew Lewin shares his tips and experiences on effectively communicating about ocean conservation and climate change. He emphasizes the importance of communication in addressing climate anxiety and highlights his strategy for engaging listeners in conversations about ocean conservation.  Tune in to learn how to speak up for the ocean and take action for a better environment. Follow a career in conservation: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/ Use the code SUFB to get...
Published 03/15/24
Andrew Lewin interviews Aliah Banshik and Luca Hoffecker, founders of FINstitute, a student organization at James Cook University in Australia. Aliah and Luca, both master's students in marine science and conservation, share their inspiration for creating FINstitute and how it supports students and marine conservation efforts. Tune in to learn about their journey from North America to Australia, and their mission to unite students in marine science and conservation through their local club. ...
Published 03/13/24
Andrew Lewin is joined by Nichola Clark, Senior Officer of Pew's Ocean Governance Team, to discuss the progress made since the High Seas Treaty was agreed upon a year ago. They explore what still needs to be done to bring about ocean conservation beyond national boundaries.  Tune in to learn about the journey towards ratification and enforcement of this crucial treaty for high seas conservation. Follow a career in conservation: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/ Use...
Published 03/11/24
Andrew Lewin addresses the growing issue of climate anxiety and offers three research-based strategies to help cope with these feelings of powerlessness. Listeners are encouraged to take action and make a difference for the ocean despite the challenges posed by climate change. Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/wellness/2023/nov/16/climate-anxiety-tips Follow a career in conservation: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/ Use the code SUFB to get 33% off...
Published 03/08/24
Andrew Lewin dives into the world of Hollywood's influence on climate change storytelling with guest Anna Jane Joyner, founder of Good Energy. They explore how Hollywood screenwriters are shaping narratives to raise awareness about climate change and the importance of integrating these stories into popular culture. Tune in to learn how storytelling in Hollywood can impact our views on environmental issues and inspire action for a better ocean. Connect with Anna Jane Joyner: Website:...
Published 03/06/24
Andrew Lewin discusses the recent discovery of photographs capturing humpback whales engaging in copulation. The episode features Stephanie Stack from the Pacific Whale Foundation and Griffith University to delve into the surprising details of this behavior. Discover the untold story behind humpback whale reproduction and learn how this new insight can help in ocean conservation efforts. Connect with Stephanie: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniehstack/ TikTok:...
Published 03/04/24
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: ...
Published 03/01/24
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: https://www.conservation-careers.com/online-training/ Use the code SUFB to get 33% off...
Published 02/28/24