OCTOPOD: The OCTO Podcast

OCTOPOD is OCTO's flagship podcast, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and research from the world of sustainable ocean management and conservation. Find out what's happening in your oceans with Nick, Allie, and Raye — your regular OpenChannels Team!

We plan to release a new 10-20 minute episode each week.

Subscribe to OCTOPOD on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, or wherever you typically find podcasts.

You may browse individual episodes of OCTOPOD below.


Jellyfish live in deathtraps. You're welcome.

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. 

P.S. Follow us on Facebook at @OpenOCTO and/or on Twitter at @OpenOCTO

Algal Blooms and IPAs

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 news and some bad. Additional mentions at the end for an upcoming webinar and volunteering to become a MarXiv ambassador!

MarXiv Summary: Fully-protected MPAs can enhance effectiveness of biodiversity protection for their neighboring partially-protected areas

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.

MarXiv Summary: Capture of pregnant sharks, skates, and rays can induce abortion

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.

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