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.

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You may browse individual episodes of OCTOPOD below.

It's a Money Thing

In episode 5 of OCTOPOD, Allie and Nick discuss new information about Australia's GBR "Rescue Fund", and bring up the importance of trust and money. 

Three new MarXiv summaries are included in this podcast covering topics of trust in fisheries, the significance of seagrass, and the efficiency of marine protected areas. Read about them in full at https://www.marxivinfo.org/summaries

The debate over large vs. small MPAs

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 mpanews.openchannels.org/mpanews/issue/may-2018-196.

We also cover a new MarXiv Summary which will be available soon at www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.

Snotbot and Social Capital

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 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 www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.