Ocean Science Radio show

Ocean Science Radio

Summary: Ocean Science Radio is a joint project between Andrew Kornblatt, founder and host of the Online Ocean Symposium, and Naomi Frances Farabaugh of FIU. Previous co-host was Samantha Wishnak, Digital Media Coordinator at Ocean Exploration Trust. The program will focus on and highlight the latest and greatest ocean science stories that the world has to offer.

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 Salesforce's Ocean Sustainability Initiative | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:46

The month of June is National Ocean month in the United States and June 8th was World Oceans Day. Organizations across the globe use World Oceans Day and the month of June to make announcements on initiatives and commitments that relate to our oceans. This includes governments, nonprofits, and even large for-profit ventures. We spoke with the director of Ocean Sustainability at Salesforce, Dr. Whitney Johnston to learn more about their endeavors with Ocean Sustainability

 The Squidmobile, going viral, and the free labor problem in science communication | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:49

The team speaks with Dr Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist, and the executive director of Skype a Scientist about going viral, cephalopods, and how our world seems to expect free labor from the science communication community.

 The Blue Economy and the 100 companies who own the ocean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:59

We explore the ocean economy with the help of Henrik Österblom, science director at Stockholm University and also a professor of environmental sciences. and John Virdin, director of the ocean policy research program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for environmental policy solutions. Henrik, John, and their team published a paper revealing the dominance of the ocean economy by 100 companies and what the implications are with that consolidation of power and resources.

 March Mammal Madness and Storytelling in Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:45

March Mammal Madness, the annual tournament of imaginary combat pitting species against species is back, in its 9th year. Organizers cite scientific literature to substantiate likely outcomes when two species fight in glorious battle in environments both suited for their evolutionary traits, and completely random ones. The Ocean Science Radio team interviews founder Professor Katherine Hinde, of Arizona State University, and fight "announcer" Professor Josh Drew, of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, about this amazing event, how battles are decided, and how impactful this event has been in science communications efforts. Come for the science, stay for the heartache and don't forget to make your own bracket at https://libguides.asu.edu/marchmammalmadness.

 Ocean Lovin 2022 - Monterey Bay Aquarium and Jellybabbies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:19

It is February which means it is time for another episode of OCEAN LOVIN'. This time we speak with Michael Howard, Senior Aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium about the reproductive strategies of deep-water hydrozoan jellies, and other related species, where some have the hydroid (jellybaby) stage of the life cycle on other living animals! We also talk about how aquariums and scientists collect species and keep them alive and provide the optimal conditions for them to reproduce. Come for the science, stay for the jellybabies!

 Ocean Heat and the Zetajoule | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:49

Every year the ocean absorbs ludicrous amounts of energy, even more as a result of climate change and global warming. The team sits down with distinguished scholar Keven Trenbert of the National Center of Atmospheric Research about the recent paper he co-authored called "Another Record: Ocean Warming Continues through 2021 despite La Niña Conditions" and learn about why that is important.

 2021 Year in Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:11

Frances and Andrew let their hair down and do a quick review of some of the stories that made the ocean news pipeline in 2021. Stories include, but are not limited to, the UN Decade of the Ocean, 30 by 30 ocean protection, the circling hellhole of the ocean on fire, the Netflix shockumentary "SeaSpiracy," and more! Join us on the last show of the year!

 Coral Mapping with Satellites and Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:30

The team speaks with two experts from The Nature Conservancy; Steven R. Schill - Lead Scientist and Valerie McNulty - Spatial Ecologist about their work developing multi-layered and rich Caribbean benthic maps. Learn about how these maps are created and why they are so important in policy and conservation decision-making. Be sure to visit http://caribbeanmarinemaps.tnc.org/ to see them in action!

 Experiment Foundation - Microgrants for Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:13

Experiment Foundation - Microgrants for Science

 October 2021 Mini Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:23

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month! Got an idea for the podcast? Want to ask a question? Email us at OceanSciRadio@gmail.com.

 Talk Like a Pirate Day is a Lie, and Other Piratey Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:25

Frances and Andrew sit down with Dr. Jamie Goodall, military historian, expert on golden age piracy, and author of the book Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars. We learn about our misconceptions of pirates, go over some lesser-known pirates, and talk about what elements and behaviors of pirates have remained to this day. Come for the bad pirate impressions, stay for the terrible pirate puns!

 The Godzilla Shark and Sharkcon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:47

A familiar voice returns to the show, our former co-host shark scientist Vicky Vásquez comes at us with a live report from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. There she gets introduced to one of the best-preserved examples of ancient sharks the world has seen. In addition, our own Francis Farabaugh tells us about the SharkCon, an annual event in Florida where she gave a talk about her experiences and research.

 Saving Whales in the Digital Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:18

Every year off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington, approximately 18 blue whales, 22 humpbacks, and 43 fin whales are hit and killed by ships. On the east coast of the United States, it is estimated that nearly a third of all right whale deaths are caused by vessel strikes. We speak to two groups who are trying to find solutions to this issue. Join us now for this whale of a tale of Saving Whales in the Digital Age. The University of California Santa Barbara’s Benioff Ocean Initiative's Whale Safe, and Ship Speed Watch - a project from Oceana and Global Fishing Watch. Guest include: Morgan Visalli, a Marine scientist at the Benioff ocean initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara Briana Adams, an assistant professor at the University of Washington who studies how climate change and environmental variability, and human activities impact top predators on land and in the ocean. Whitney Webber, I'm the campaign director for responsible fishing at Oceana. See simple cast episode notes for more!

 July Minisode - Updates, Email, and Shark Awareness Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:27

Welcome to the miniepisode where we give you a few updates for the month! Got an idea for the podcast? Want to ask a question? Email us at OceanSciRadio@gmail.com.

 Blue Nature Alliance and the Quest to Protect 7 Million Square Miles of the Ocean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:29

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership founded and led by Conservation International, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Global Environment Facility, Minderoo Foundation, and the Rob & Melani Walton Foundation. It is is staffed by former MPA managers, technical experts, scientists, story-tellers, social scientists, economists, explorers, collaborators, and coalition-builders at Conservation International and The Pew Charitable Trusts.


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