Allie and Raye interview their colleague Sarah Carr in this special interview episode. Sarah Carr is the editor of The Skimmer as well as the coordinator for the EBM Tools Network. Sarah shares how she got into marine science and what the latest lead article of The Skimmer is all about.
In this episode Allie and Raye discuss a recent photo shared by the Ocean Cleanup Project and why it's causing some well deserved Twitter outrage then tell you all to do the supposedly obvious and leave great white sharks alone.
Allie shares some recent research about cigarette butt pollution. Raye continues the talk about trash and spills the tea about plastic in our tea and in our sea ice. She also shares an opportunity to volunteer in Antarctica studying microplastic.
Raye is back! In this episode Raye describes some freshwater news on plastics in the Great Lakes and the loss of large freshwater animals, while Nick gives you some happy news about California's MPA system!
An interview with Iain Kerr of SnotBot and Ocean Alliance starts with Pharrell Williams, whale snot, and drones then dives into some of the sadder things happening to our oceans and how we can make a difference together.
In this episode we discuss a giant raft of pumice making it's way to Australia, manta ray friendships, a traditional whale hunt possibly starting again, an almost official new Marine Protected Area, and 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg who just sailed across the Atlantic.
In this episode we talk a lot about plastic. Nick shares that recycling is kind of a sham and Allie shares some news about microplastics being found in snow in remote areas and a new report by the World Health Organization that basically says we know nothing. Allie also shares a new research article about ship strikes causing whale deaths.
In this episode Allie discusses recent research (now available free on MarXiv) about sediment effects on critters and Raye tells you about a wonderfully written article about a plastics summit, some good news for coral reefs, and a recent interview she did on her hometown radio station.
In this episode Allie shares some feel-good news followed by some new research about sharks and fishing vessels. Nick moves a bit away from ocean news to share some news about a recycling plant shuttering, faculty making some threats for a good reason, and Monsanto getting up to no good.
Raye and Allie interview Timothy Fitzgerald who works in the Oceans Program of the Environmental Defense Fund and focuses largely on sustainable fisheries. He also did some cool stuff with sharks in the past!
In this episode we share that a new country now tops the charts for the most deaths of environment defenders, corals might like sea level rise over the short term, a teenager won a bunch of money for a new process that could help clear our water of micro-plastics (also see here), and The Skimmer by OCTO is out for this month.
In this episode, Raye and Allie discuss a new literature item about the perceived impacts of SCUBA diving and share some news and information about a "ghost fleet" in Maryland and about a gaping hole in the Green New Deal. Hint it's blue.
Nick and Allie host this episode and they share how pride month isn't actually over in the ocean since now we know how some fish change sex, the orcas came back finally, and the government is no longer going to drop tons of poison on an island. Mostly good news in this episode, enjoy!
Raye and Nick are back to bring you recent news and reports. Raye talks about Japan's commercial whaling program and Nick discusses two recent reports from the European Marine Board. Enjoy! And, please visit our show notes to read the full articles!
In this special interview episode Allie and Nick speak with Julie Kuchepatov, who works as the Seafood Director at Fair Trade Certified, about her interesting path into that career and why Fair Trade and certification programs are important for both communities who fish and consumers.
In this episode Allie dives into a recently released journal article on using photos and citizen scientists to conduct research and Raye struggles to speak... but also tells us about some new indicators that could be used to help manage overfishing. Finally we invite you to join Team OCTO for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge!
This episode features Allie and Nick talking about lots of recent happenings in the marine world. We mention Palau making some changes to their protected area plans, a world record for an underwater clean-up event, THC in the Puget Sound, a cool new way to visualize climate change, and some issues with where to put dead whales.
In this episode of OCTOPOD, Raye and Nick bring you a sneak peak to what Raye will be presenting on at the IMBeR Future Oceans 2 Conference in Brest, France. Listen to the full episode to get caught up on the history behind our current academic publishing system.
Raye and Nick are back again to bring you a variety of news! Raye stays on the topic of animals reporting an invasive-mussel sniffing dogs and fish dependent penguins, while Nick dives into a NOAA / NASA partnership that lightens darkened vessels.
Allie and Nick are your hosts for this episode of OCTOPOD. Allie discusses recent research about science communication on social media and Nick informs us on 5G broadband and the horrors of ResearchGate.
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Mita Drius about her recent research quantifying the ecosystem services provided by coastal dunes along the Italian Adriatic coast. Her team’s results show that while more people are benefiting from the services provided by these dunes, these same people are putting additional pressures on the habitats. You can read the full-text of these research results in the MarXiv archive.
In this special episode of OCTOPOD, Raye and Allie interview Tharaka Sriram founder of Ocean Education. She recently traveled to 17 countries in 11 months to learn about the management and effectiveness of marine protected areas. Listen to learn more about her story!
In this episode Raye discusses current news with Lake Erie officially becoming humanized, while Nick brings up some amazing MarXiv news! Also, a plea for help. What are some ways we can get researchers to share their literature on MarXiv? Let us know! Comment on the episode or on Facebook or Instagram (@OpenOCTO),
In this episode Allie describes a fascinating new paper that can be found on OpenChannels and MarXiv! Then, Raye and she try to understand property law. Did their masters degrees in Marine Policy teach them this? Listen to find out.
The Ocean Cleanup is back in the news again, because it broke: https://www.theoceancleanup.com/updates/wilson-to-return-to-port-for-repair-and-upgrade/
Think your bamboo cloth is green? Turns out, probably not. It's most likely rayon, which isn't that great for the ocean at all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayon
Allie gives a sneak-peak at all the new OCTO services coming online in 2019. We're also re-naming the MEAM newsletter to "The Skimmer" -- if you have content you'd like to see covered, contact Sarah Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, are there academic papers you'd like to read but can't access? Give the MarXiv Bookmarklet a try: https://www.marxivinfo.org/request. We'll contact the author to ask that they share a copy in MarXiv so you (and the world) can access the paper for free, legally, forever and ever.
Allie chats about jellyfish discrimination (https://oct.to/109) and Nick chats about not-at-sea compostable-plastics (https://oct.to/108).
Also, Allie says "Keep an eye on your inbox if you use one of OCTO's services for an update on what is changing and what new projects OCTO has in store for 2019 and 2020."
On the recent salish shes we at OCTO discussed what it is we do and how we all ended up loving and living near the salish sea. More info at https://oct.to/110.
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Raye and Allie host episode 20 of OCTOPOD. Allie talks about the harmful effects of algal blooms on shellfish in the UK, while Raye brings up both good new and some bad. Additional mentions at the end for an upcoming webinar and volunteering to become a MarXiv ambassador!
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Kye Adams about his recent research which shows that fishing capture of pregnant elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) can cause these animals to abort their young. The findings suggest that gear restrictions and seasonal closures around the breeding season might be warranted in areas where endangered elasmobranchs are prevalent.
You can download a PDF of this MarXiv Summary at https://marxiv.org/8k245
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Mirta Zupan and Emanuel Gonçalves about their recent research, which shows that neighboring fully-protected areas can enhance the effectiveness of partially-protected areas. The research also shows that weakly-regulated marine protected areas (MPAs) are not effective at protecting biodiversity.
You can download a PDF of this MarXiv Summary at https://marxiv.org/8vhgd
It's Allie and Raye again with episode 16. The world is heating up and human's are unsure what to do! At least there's relaxing sounds of algae (or eelgrass) to listen to in this episode as we give a brief shout-out to Montana State University's Acoustic Atlas.
In the ninth episode of OCTOPOD we discuss the latest in vessel noise on marine mammals, beach nourishment, and the newest in fish tracking technology. As well as, Nick brings up some MarXiv summary classics.
Nick and Allie discuss the ocean clean-up project and what it actually means. What ecological "law" is and how aquatic mammals are being used to catch other animals. All this and more in Episode 6 of OCTOPOD.
Allie and Nick are joined by John Davis, Editor of OCTO's MPA News newsletter, to discuss the May 2018 issue of MPA News focuses on "the continuing debate over the value of large vs. small MPAs, and what it means for the field." You can read the new issue of MPA News for more information on this topic at https://mpanews.openchannels.org/mpanews/issue/may-2018-196.
We also cover a new MarXiv Summary which will be available soon at https://www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.
Raye and Nick discuss the May 2018 issue of the Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) newsletter, which focuses on culturomics. Learn how scientists are mining social media, like Flickr and Facebook, to aid marine conservation efforts.
You can read the full issue of MEAM at https://meam.openchannels.org/meam/issue/may-2018-117.
This week's episode of OCTOPOD fills you in on some cool news, like Snot Bot, Australia's pledge for funding to rescue the Great Barrier Reef, and Hawaii's ban on coral-harming sunscreens. Learn more from the OC Overview at https://www.openchannels.org/news/oc-overview/oc-overview-week-april-30-2018.
We also covered two new MarXiv summaries: one focusing on social capital in fisheries, and the other on tourists' willingness to pay fishers not to fish in an MPA. Learn more about this research at https://www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.