How To Protect The Ocean
How To Protect The Ocean
Andrew Lewin
The host, Andrew Lewin, helps you overcome the problems of the ocean by discussing the latest ocean news and studies that will help you make more informed decisions in your life so you can live for a better ocean.
The Fascinating Discovery That is Reshaping Our Understanding of Octopus Reproduction
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin explores a fascinating discovery that challenges what scientists know about octopuses and their reproduction. Contrary to the belief that octopuses are solitary animals, this new discovery reveals a new finding that reshapes our understanding of these creatures. Tune in to learn more about this incredible revelation and how it is reshaping the way we think about octopuses. Link to article: https://bit.ly/46HeqeR Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jul 9, 2023
16 min
Protecting Dolphins and Marine Life: A Conversation with Hannah Tait
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin interviews Hannah Tait, the CEO of Action for Dolphins. Hannah shares her journey from watching the documentary "The Cove" to dedicating her life to dolphin protection. She discusses her advocacy and activism work, including campaigns to end dolphin hunting, remove shark nets, and end captivity and harmful wild dolphin feeding. This episode highlights the power of documentaries to inspire action and make a difference in the world. Links: Website: https://www.afd.org.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/actionfordolphins/ Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jul 6, 2023
59 min
Becoming a Wave Maker: Sharing Stories and Building Advocacy
In this episode, the host explores the importance of in-person conversations and two-way communication in the world of content creation. The guest, Paola Espitia, shares her experience in science communication and building a career in interacting with people on cruise lines. The conversation sparks a desire in Andrew to find ways to engage with listeners in person and have more interactive discussions. Tune in to discover the value of face-to-face interactions in building relationships and gaining immediate feedback. Paola Espitia of @olapicreative is making media that moves. After almost two decades of coral research, Paola realized she could make a bigger impact on the ocean by using her voice, so she became a Speaker at Sea aboard world-class cruise lines including Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic fleet. To further advance ocean conservation initiatives, Paola co-founded the media agency, Ola’pi Creative with her husband. During this Ocean Decade, Ola’pi Creative is committed to helping 1,000 emergent ocean leaders with messaging, media production, and marketing to create a ripple effect that inspires action for the ocean we want. Connect with Poala: Website: www.olapicreative.com YouTube: www.youtube.com/@olapicreative Instagram: www.Instagram.com/olapicreative LinkedIn: www.Linkedin.com/in/paola-espitia-a4bbaa39/ Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jul 4, 2023
1 hr 2 min
Will Small Island States retain their rights as nations if they have to move due to sea level rise?
In this episode, Andrew explores the urgent need for small island nations to answer the question of what happens to their nation if sea level rise and storm surges take over their land. He discusses the options that are being discussed by these nations and the progress being made, or lack thereof, in addressing this issue. Tune in to learn more about the challenges faced by these nations and how we can take action to protect our oceans. Link to article: https://bit.ly/3JCH33f 2:48 Impact of sea level rise.  6:21 Small island states in trouble.  9:12 Statehood and Climate Change.  13:06 Vulnerability to flooding events.  17:20 Conservation journey and interviews. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jul 2, 2023
18 min
Blue Mooring and Beyond: Alvise Ca'Zorzi on Building Meaningful Careers in Marine Conservation
Have you heard these myths about marine conservation careers? Myth #1: You only need a degree in biology or marine science to work in this field. Myth #2: Marine conservation jobs are only for scuba divers. Myth #3: This field is only for those who want to work with marine mammals. The truth is that diverse skills are needed in marine conservation. It takes more than just scientific knowledge to protect our oceans and the creatures that call it home. My guest, Alvise Ca'Zorzi, will share insights on how to diversify your skillset and explore career paths in marine conservation. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the abundant opportunities that await you in the field of marine conservation. Learn about the significance of marine conservation finance in protecting our oceans. Uncover unique self-financing methods that guarantee well-maintained marine protected areas (MPAs). Understand the crucial role of mooring management in preserving marine environments. Explore the diverse skill set needed to excel in marine conservation efforts. My special guest is Alvise Ca'Zorzi Meet Alvise Ca'Zorzi, a 27-year-old Italian-Brazilian who grew up on a Spanish island and now works in marine conservation finance for a company called Blue Seeds. With a background in international relations and project management, Alvise proves that you don't have to be a scientist to make a difference in the marine conservation space. His passion for diving and exploration led him to pursue a unique conservation journey working with mooring systems in the Mediterranean to protect seagrasses from anchor damage. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jun 29, 2023
36 min
How to Succeed in Marine Conservation Writing with Melissa Hobson
In this episode of the "How to Protect the Ocean" podcast, host Andrew Lewin interviews Melissa Hobson, a science communicator who writes for marine conservation. The episode focuses on speaking up for the ocean and the importance of taking action to protect it. Lewin discusses the evolution of his podcast from "Speak Up for Blue" to "How to Protect the Ocean" to better communicate its purpose. Hobson shares insights on her career and the value of science communication in marine conservation. Overall, the episode emphasizes the need for individuals to get involved and make a difference in protecting the ocean. [00:02:08] Writing for marine conservation. [00:03:14] Science communication career opportunities. [00:07:52] Discovering a love for diving. [00:12:37] Scuba Diving Magazine Feature. [00:18:51] Marine Mega Foundation. [ 00:20:59] Non-scientific roles in conservation. [00:23:14] Early career opportunities and finances. [00:27:19] Going full-time freelance. [00:32:58] New scientific papers. [00:35:13] Making workplace topics interesting. [00:40:16] Freelance writing diversification. [00:43:30] Pursuing passions while balancing finances. [00:48:08] Careers in conservation writing. [00:51:39] Ocean Hero's fundraising success. [00:56:11] Meandering career in conservation. Connect with Melissa Hobson: Website: www.melissahobson.co.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melpud/ Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jun 27, 2023
57 min
The UK's Category 4 Heatwave and Its Impact on the Ocean
On this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew Lewin discusses the category 4 heatwave that the UK is currently experiencing. He explains that sea surface temperatures in some areas are 4 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average for mid-June, which could have negative effects on the environment and important fish species like cod and mackerel. Lewin emphasizes the importance of taking action to protect the ocean and prevent further increases in sea surface temperatures. Link to article: https://bit.ly/44lB6j5 [00:00:00] Ocean Heatwave Affects Fish.  [00:03:35] Fish and Water Stratification.  [00:07:19] Climate change and marine life.  [00:10:34] Interacting with politicians about climate change. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc     
Jun 25, 2023
11 min
Ocean Conservation is a work in progress...and that is okay!
Do you want to ensure a thriving planet for future generations of flora and fauna? Are you committed to preserving our natural ecosystems for years to come? If so, I have good news: there is a solution. By implementing long-term conservation efforts, we can achieve the result of a sustainable and healthy environment. Through measures such as habitat protection, sustainable resource management, and conservation education, we can ensure that our planet remains vibrant and full of life. It's up to us as environmentalists to take action and advocate for these efforts, to ensure a better future for all. Let's work together towards the result of a thriving, resilient planet. In this episode, you will be able to: Realize the critical importance of enduring conservation measures for our planet's well-being. Investigate the innovations and improvements of recent conservation technologies. Tackle and overcome preconceptions about adopting green lifestyles and practices. Recognize and applaud the ongoing achievements in the field of conservation. Grasp the value of engaging with listeners and raising consciousness about environmental issues. We need to be more positive about this world in conservation. Beyond Jaws Podcast: https://www.speakupforblue.com/show/beyond-jaws/   Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jun 22, 2023
15 min
Branding for Science Communicators: The Power of Compelling Messaging
The Importance of Branding in Science Communication Branding plays a crucial role in science communication as it helps creators convey their mission, vision, and the reasons behind their content creation. A well-defined brand facilitates the connection between the audience and the creator, enabling the delivery of meaningful and impactful messages. It's essential to understand the marketing and branding side of science communication while creating content on various platforms, such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, to improve engagement and reach. I discuss my initial fear of the term branding. However, I realized that I already had a brand, and that brand is how I communicate my vision through content creation. I acknowledge the recent growth in science communication and stress the importance of finding a balance between content creation and branding to build a stronger community and maintain audience engagement. How to Incorporate Branding in Your Content Incorporating branding into your content involves being strategic with your marketing and communication efforts. Ensure that every piece of content represents your mission, vision, and core values while consistently providing valuable information to the audience. It's vital to consider audience feedback, adapt content as needed, and be authentic while creating and delivering brand messages. I talk about the importance of reinforcing your brand's message and reminding yourself of why you create content. I challenge myself by questioning if my podcast will benefit the audience and provide value. By staying aligned with my branding strategy, I deliver meaningful content while keeping the essence of my brand intact. Ultimately, branding helps to maintain the creator's focus on delivering quality content that aligns with their vision. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jun 20, 2023
15 min
Unlocking the Nuances of Marine Protected Areas
The Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas MPAs have been proven to be an influential tool for marine conservation, with evidence showing improvements in biodiversity, habitat restoration, and fish stock regeneration within these protected zones. However, the effectiveness of MPAs can be limited by factors such as inadequate funding, weak enforcement, and lack of stakeholder involvement. Andrew Lewin believes that despite these challenges, MPAs remain vital for protecting the oceans. He discusses how well-managed MPAs contribute to the regeneration of fish stocks, bringing long-term ecological and socioeconomic benefits. Lewin also emphasizes the need for verified and validated research supporting MPA effectiveness, mentioning a recent study on large MPAs' impact on established fisheries. The resources mentioned in this episode are: Visit Hakaimagazine.com to read Brian Owens' article on Marine Protected Areas (https://bit.ly/3NiwGlY). Support the establishment and management of Marine Protected Areas by advocating for the inclusion of all ocean stakeholders in the planning process. Share your conservation journey on the podcast by booking here: https://calendly.com/sufb/sufb-interview   Fill out our listener survey: https://www.speakupforblue.com/survey   Join the audio program - Build Your Marine Science and Conservation Career: https://www.speakupforblue.com/career   Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3NmYvsI Connect with Speak Up For Blue: Website: https://bit.ly/3fOF3Wf Instagram: https://bit.ly/3rIaJSG Twitter: https://bit.ly/3rHZxpc   
Jun 18, 2023
22 min
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