In this episode, Allie and Nick are back! Allie discusses the effectiveness of the ESA for marine mammals and sea turtles, while Nick brings listeners up to date on what's been happening around OCTO.
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.
You may browse individual episodes of OCTOPOD below.
In this episode it's Raye and Nick again. Nick describes some exciting MarXiv news and realizes he has commonalities with Raye over sea cucumbers.
In this episode, Raye and Nick discuss the insider revolt at Elsevier and then jest over musical oceanic earworms.
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
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.
Episode 21 has Raye and Nick talking realities of the Ocean Cleanup Project. Agree? Disagree? Let us know!
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!
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.
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.