By Ocean Wise
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My Ocean takes listeners on an adventure into the minds of some of the world’s true ocean champions and dives in to the remarkable ways they are protecting our blue planet. Each episode profiles a new personality, someone who has thrown convention to the wind and instead followed their own path to making a difference for the world’s oceans. Hosted by Alexis Brown.
||CleanDr. Martin Haulena (Part I): Trying to save a wild whale||Off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, a dire situation is unfolding. The southern resident killer whales, part of an iconic species integral to the Pacific Northwest ecosystem, are endangered. Only 75 remain and no calf has been born and survived .||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZack Rago: Chasing coral||Zack Rago wasn’t never really supposed to be much more than a credit at the end of Chasing Coral, a documentary on Netflix about the plight of corals around the globe. He was a technician at a company making custom underwater camera equipment and thei||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaurenne Schiller: Taking stock of fisheries||Tuna be or not tuna be? That is the question. It’s also the name of Laurenne Schiller’s Masters thesis on bycatch in industrial tuna fisheries. She’s a research analyst with Ocean Wise and a passionate scientist studying fisheries around the world||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmily Penn: Skipper of an all-women movement||Hitchhiking in a car is one thing, but have you ever heard of hitchhiking on a boat? That’s what sailor Emily Penn did when she was 21 years old while trying to get from England to Australia to pursue a career in architecture.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. David Ebert: Finding lost sharks||At 10 years old, Dr. David Ebert proclaimed to his parents that he would one day travel the world, get paid to do it and study sharks. Mission: accomplished. Now known as “Lost Shark Guy”, he’s visited more than 30 countries to study sharks that a||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJasveen Brar: Pushing for polar awareness||After taking a trip to Antarctica four years ago, Jasveen Brar realized her calling: understanding and raising awareness about humans and our polar regions. Namely, how climate change is impacting people, communities, and the ocean in those places.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrla Doherty: Behind the lens of BBC’s Blue Planet II||Orla Doherty is a producer for Blue Planet II, the groundbreaking series from BBC that takes cameras to parts of the ocean where no human, let alone a TV crew, has ever been before. In one of her episodes, The Deep,||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDamian Foxall: A round-the-world race against plastic||Damian Foxall has sailed around the world not once, not twice, but six times with the Volvo Ocean Race. He’s a veteran of what’s known as the longest sport in the world and the pinnacle of ocean sailing, a nine-month adventure that visits six contin||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaptain Liz Clark: Navigating our plastic use||After a chance encounter at a cocktail party in California, Captain Liz Clark was gifted a sailboat by a retired professor. The only catch - if you can call it that - was that he wanted to live vicariously through her as she sailed around the world.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hon. Catherine McKenna: When politics meets passion||Two days into her role as Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, The Honourable Catherine McKenna was in Paris for the UN climate negotiations. She’s continued full-steam ahead since then to make Canada a leader in environmental policy||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Claire Simeone: Zoognosis – spread the word||Dr. Claire Simeone is the first-ever veterinarian in the TED Fellows program, a select group of rising stars in various fields from around the world. This year, she presented not only a big idea on the TED stage but also a new word: zoognosis.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Ned Bell: Cooking up a seafood movement||Chef Ned Bell has worked in noteworthy kitchens across Canada and regularly collaborates with other world-renowned culinary stars. Over the last 10 years he’s dedicated himself to one simple cause — sustainable seafood — in an effort to address th||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier: Photographers on a mission||When Cristina Mittermeier once searched the term “conservation photography” all she found was info about how to preserve photos for museum display. Today, she and her partner Paul Nicklen are some of the most recognizable names in the field and are||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Katz: Paying a price for plastic||One of the reasons plastic is such a popular material is that it’s cheap. It’s also a key reason for why it’s wreaking havoc on our planet and especially our oceans. We simply don’t value plastic as we should, according to David Katz,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimon Watt: The curse of cuteness||The blobfish has been described in a variety of ways, from ugly to depressed-looking to an “anthropomorphised piece of colon.” Biologist and comedian Simon Watt founded the Ugly Animal Preservation Society to lobby for the “blobby” - as he affec||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Schultz: Serving the oceans||How do you get from serving in Afghanistan to observing sea stars as they lose their limbs in B.C.’s Howe Sound? Just ask Jess Schultz. She’s a marine ecologist with Ocean Wise and has helped keep tabs on species old and new in North America’s sou||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKarina Oliani: Diving in style||Our attention spans are shorter than ever so in order to get noticed, sometimes you have to do something that really makes a splash. Enter Karina Oliani, a Brazilian TV personality whose diving photos are the definition of “wow” factor.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Wallace J. Nichols: The brain on water||What is it about being near water that makes us so happy? Why do crashing waves have such a calming and meditative effect on our minds? Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is a marine biologist based in California. He’s a pioneer in studying the therapeutic effect||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love for our ocean
I love the outlook and perspective on protecting the ocean.
It’s takes an interviewer of this quality to tell stories that connect so immediately. Memorable storytelling and Alexis is a very gifted interviewer.
Great new voice on the oceans
Love the idiosyncratic profiles and interpretation on the oceans and ocean conservation.