Ocean Science Radio

Ocean Science Radio

Ocean Science Radio is a joint project between Andrew Kornblatt, founder and host of the Online Ocean Symposium, and Naomi Frances

Farabaugh of FIU.

All Episodes

From Boaty Mc Boat Face to current cycles to pocket sharks and CITES, Francis and Andrew have a discussion on some of the ocean stories that impacted us over the last year. 

Jun 8

32 min

The Ocean Science Radio Team speaks with caver and robotics systems designer Vickie Siegel  and CEO of Stone Aerospace Bill Stone about the groundbreaking underwater autonomous vehicle which changes the game when it comes to underwater mapping, artificial intelligence, and robotic exploration. Be sure to check out this video of the Sunfish in action. 

May 28

25 min

In this episode, we explore the relationship between renewable energy and our cell phones, the perpetually nascent deep-ocean mining industry, and the Coronavirus. We also learn how working together before the industry has started extracting resources that stakeholders, industry, and conservation interests are in a key position to minimize impact. The team meets with Dr. Andrew Thaler - CEO of Blackbeard Biologic and Dr. Diva Amon - founder of SpeSeas, a non-profit that supports marine research in the Caribbean.

Apr 23

24 min

In the final episode of 2020's Ocean Lovin' Series, Andrew Kornblatt, Frances Farabaugh, and Skylar Bayer speak with marine biologist and photographer  Alexander Semenov and Associate Professor of Biology at College of Charleston, Andrew Clark to talk about sex lives of Sea Angels and Hagfish. 

Mar 12

36 min

It's Valentines Day and with it comes our next installment focusing on reproduction in the ocean. Join us this time as we highlight the insane "fishing" schemes of freshwater mussels.From specialized lures to suicide larvae bombs the freshwater mussel has found unique ways to spread their parasitic spawn to JUST the right fish species.Join Andrew Kornblatt, Francis Farabaugh, and Dr. Skylar Bayer as we chat with a SLEW of scientists specialized in this species.Guests include:Dr. Tim Lane, Southwest Virginia Freshwater Mussel Recovery Coordinator at Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesDr. Carla Atkinson, University of AlabamaDr. Louise Lavictoire, The Freshwater Biological AssociationKaren Thompson, New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric ResearchNicole Hanrahan, Masters student at the University of Ottawa and New Zealand.Michel Melchior , a PhD student at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Feb 14

31 min

60 years ago today the Trieste made the historic trip to be the first manned vehicle to go to the deepest part of the ocean and come back up again. Join the team as we chat with Don Walsh who made the incredible journey. Over 35,000 feet below the surface of the ocean the historic voyage came with its challenges, turmoil, and gasoline filled metal balloons.  Come learn about the science behind the dive and some of the terrifying stories of their descent into the deep!Music from https://filmmusic.io"Expeditionary" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)"The Descent" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Jan 23

27 min

Hitting the pages of the SROCC (the last IPCC Report), the UN Climate Summit and even the pages of the New York Times, the rising loss of oxygen in our ocean due to heat and chemistry change has huge implications for our climate and our food from the ocean.  Ocean Science Radio sits down with Dr. Mandy Joye and Dr. Sylvia Earle   Additional music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Dec 2019

27 min

Plastics have contaminated our oceans, from microplastic to big honking pieces. Vicky and Andrew chat with someone who swam across the ocean to draw awareness to the issue and a woman who is launching a (hopefully) growing effort to remove unclaimed nets from the Pacific. We spoke with Ben Lecomte and the Vortex Swim team as they made their landing in San Francisco. The 51-year-old became the first person to swim 1,753 miles across the Pacific Ocean, through the Pacific Garbage patch. The voyage was to draw attention to the  issue and damage of plastic pollution. Also interviewed was Mary Crowley, founder of the Ocean Voyages Institute. The crew removed roughly 40 tons of derelict fishing gear and has plans to collect another 400 tons in the next year.   Additional music, "Amazing Plan" and "Secret of Tiki Island," by Keven MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)  

Nov 2019

34 min

A very special report was recently released by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the "Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate." We bring together a panel of scientists to find out, what the heck is happening in the ocean? What is this collection of over 1000 pages of science saying and what does it mean to us? Most importantly, where do we go from here?Guests include:Priya Shukla of UC Davis - @priyologyGeorge H. Leonard of Ocean Conservancy - @GeorgeHLeonardJohn Bruno of UNC-Chapel Hill - @JohnFBrunoTessa Hill of UC Davis - @Tessa_M_Hill*Hosts are: *Andrew Kornblatt - @akornblattVicky Vásquez - @VickySharkyPapers we cited:SROCC Summary for Policy MakersThe rise and fall of infectious disease in a warmer world.Ocean Outbreak by Drew HarvellDisease epidemic and a marine heat wave are associated with the continental-scale collapse of a pivotal predator.Increases and decreases in marine disease reports in an era of global change.Blue Growth Potential to Mitigate Climate Change through Seaweed OffsettingDon't forget to SUPPORT US ON PATREON So we can bring you more amazing content!

Oct 2019

52 min

Andrew Kornblatt sits down with Ocean Planet Conference organizer Dr. Armin Ellis and conference speaker Dr. Dominic D’Agostino for a reddit AMA.

Sep 2019

43 min

The team explores the reproduction cycle of sea spiders, leeches, and a love story. With Vicky Vasquez, Andrew Kornblatt, Skylar Baer interviewing Dr. Bonnie Bain & Fred Govedich

Jul 2019

30 min

Dive into the strange world of the gonad collecting Angler fish and the possibly sexless Bdelloid Rotifers. The Ocean Science Radio team, again joined by Skylar Bayer, interview Dr. Chris Wilson - a research fellow in evolutionary biology at Imperial College London- and Dr. Matt Davis, an associate professor of biology at St. Cloud’s University.

May 2019

30 min

The team explores the reproductive cycle of Jellyfish, takes a deep dive into the Immortal Turritopsis Dohrnii, and gets their minds blown with the explosive sex of Larvaceans. Joined by Skylar Bayer, the team speaks with Dr. Rebecca R Helm Assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin, a biologist based in Launceston, Tasmania, who has described over 200 species of jellyfish.

Apr 2019

30 min

In the second of the Ocean Lovin' 2 series, the Ocean Science Radio team is joined again by Skylar Bayer of StricktlyFishwrapped Radio Hour to take a deep dive on transexual clownfish. Guest is Justin Rhodes, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Music by Lee Rosevere

Mar 2019

21 min

Just in time for Valentines Day, a new round of Ocean Lovin' with Skylar Bayer is kicked off with a deep dive into the sex changing lives of Parrotfish. Guests include Dr. Josh Drew and Dr. Marah Hardt.

Feb 2019

24 min

The team takes an incredible journey into the world of 3D scanned specimens. Guests include #Scanallfish star Dr. Adam Summers of the University of Washington, Thadeus Beuser of Oregon State University, and Ben Frable of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Jan 2019

21 min

The Ocean Science Radio team meets MARE, a ROV and ocean science company in the California Bay Area who is studying marine protected areas up and down the west coast with a fleet of tools including the BATFISH! Learn more at MAREGroup.org

Dec 2018

16 min

Happy Halloween! It is #Sharktober and the Ocean Science Radio team wants to learn the facts behind the festivals and learn about.. well, Sharks! Guests include David McGuire - Shark Stewards Chris Fischer - Ocearch Dr. David Ebert - Pacific Shark Research Center Elena Tamburin - PHD Student - CICIMAR-IPN Brit Finucci - National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

Oct 2018

26 min

The Ocean Science Radio team is back with a brand new team member. In this episode, we chat with Liz Taylor about the Alameda submarine and ROV company, DOER. Welcome Victoria Vásquez to the show!

Sep 2018

15 min

Ocean Science Radio explores the world of coral, what is affecting them, and what some possible solutions are to their problems. Guests include Dr. Rebecca Albright of the California Academy of Science Dr. Madhavi Colton of the Coral Reef Alliance John Than of the Florida Aquarium

Mar 2018

22 min

National Geographic has launched a new prize for marine protected area technologies and we spoke with brainchild Shah Selbe. For more on the prize visit: https://www.marineprotectionprize.com/ Music by Midnight Snackers and Lee Rosevere

Jan 2018

7 min

The Ocean Science Radio team meets up with Wallace J. Nichols and Nik Sawe to discuss environmental decision making, how nature affects the brain and the concept of "Blue Mind."

Oct 2017

14 min

Today is "International Save the Vaquita" day. To help spread awareness of the plight of this endangered species we interviewed filmmakers bringing attention to this issue and a NOAA scientist trying to save the species from extinction. Special thanks to Barbara Taylor for use of her image. To watch "Souls of the Vermilion Sea" visit this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rm0MFhhbBs

Jul 2017

19 min

In the final episode of the ocean loving series, we concentrate on the charismatic megafauna - Whales, Sharks, and Dolphins. We speak to Brit Finucci, PhD candidate in Wellington NZ, Dr. Christine Dudgeon of the University of Queensland, and Dr. Sarah Mesnick of NOAA

Jun 2017

22 min

Ready for the next round of Ocean Lovin'? On this episode we cover broadcast spawners; those animals that just spray and pray that their gametes don't end up as prey. The OSR team and Skylar Bayer of Strictlyfishrap interview Chris Mah of the Echinoblog (http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/)fame about starfish, Beth Len about Coral, and Skylar shows off her impressive knowledge of Scallops! To learn more about algae, check out this blog! - https://strictlyfishwrap.com/2017/05/24/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-algae/ **Credits** Fromia, poss. F. Ghardaquana Image by John B. Williams Music by the Midnight Snackers through their permission and Blue Dot Sessions through freemusicarchive.org

May 2017

16 min

For the fourth episode in our Ocean Lovin' series we cover the mysterious world of ocean plant-life. Guests include: Clay Steell - Master’s student in the fish ecology and physiology lab at Carlton University in Ottawa Susan Brawley - Professor in the school of marine sciences at the University of Maine Jessica Muhlin - associate professor of marine biology at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine Photo credit to Clay Steell (Ascophyllum nodosum)

Apr 2017

16 min

For the third installment of "Ocean Lovin'," the joint series on ocean reproduction by Ocean Science Radio and Strictlyfishwrap Science Radio Hour (strictlyfishwrap.com/), we take a look at sex on the microscopic level. Featuring copepods and osedax worms, the team talks with Dr. Rachel Lasley-Rasher, of the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center, and Dr. Greg Rouse, of UC San Diego's Scripps oceanography. Many thanks to the Midnight Snackers (www.msnackers.com/)for letting us use their track for our intro music and Dr. Lasley-Rasher for her awesome Temora longicornis male photo.

Mar 2017

15 min

Valentine's day is here and to celebrate the season, Ocean Science Radio is teaming up with Strictlyfishwrap Science Radio Hour (strictlyfishwrap.com/) in a series of episodes on ocean reproduction titled "Ocean Lovin'." In this, the second episode of the series, we will be featuring: Mike Vecchione - Cephalopod expert at Smithsonian Natural History Museum and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (http://invertebrates.si.edu/staff/vecchione.cfm) Bret Grasse - Aquarist at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole Mass and previously at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animal-guide/octopuses-and-kin/flamboyant-cuttlefish) Tim Carpenter- Curator of Fish and Invertebrates at Seattle Aquarium (www.seattleaquarium.org) Many thanks to the Midnight Snackers (www.msnackers.com/)for letting us use their track for our intro music and Rod Schroufe for his Giant Pacific Octopus photo.

Feb 2017

16 min

Valentine's day is here and to celebrate the season, Ocean Science Radio is teaming up with Stricktlyfishwrapped (https://strictlyfishwrap.com/) in a series of episodes on ocean reproduction titled "Ocean Lovin'." In this, the first episode of the series, we will be featuring: Marah Hardt - Author of Sex and the Sea (https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Sea-Intimate-Connection-Sex-Changing/dp/1137279974) Roy Caldwell - Stomatopod expert at U.C. Berkeley (https://ib.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/caldwellr) Dr. Amanda Vincent - Project Seahorse (http://www.projectseahorse.org/) Many thanks to the Midnight Snackers (https://www.msnackers.com/)for letting us use their track for our intro music. Also, royalty Free Music from Bensound (www.bensound.com).

Feb 2017

16 min

The OSR team gets a chance to meet the anthropomorphic underwater robot Ocean One in the Stanford Lab of Oussama Katib.

Dec 2016

16 min

Ocean Science Radio heads to Austin, Texas for the annual green tech event; SXSW Eco. There they spoke with keynote speakers, presenters and even one of the founders, Scott Wilcox about how the organization began. Join Andrew and Samantha as they chat with Robert F. Kennedy Jr of the Waterkeeper Alliance, Melina Formisano of Conservation International, Dianna Cohen of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Shayna Skolnick of Navteca, and Zenia Tata of Xprize. Websites: http://sxsweco.com/ http://waterkeeper.org/ http://www.xprize.org/ http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ http://navteca.com/

Nov 2016

18 min

Alex Rose reports from MACNA, The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America and chats with some incredible ocean and aquarium groups.

Oct 2016

5 min

Ocean Tech is a world first collaborative marine research project, global education program and international media campaign. The project is bringing together the world’s top marine scientists with unique submersible technologies that are set to revolutionise the way scientists study marine life all over the planet. We sat down with Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley and Executive Director Andrew Smith to talk about the technology they use and the data the generate. http://www.oceantech.global/ https://twitter.com/OceanTechGlobal https://www.facebook.com/oceantechglobal/

Sep 2016

16 min

The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy. This year the Ocean Science Radio was able to chat with a few of the organizers and speakers covering outreach, equity, inclusiveness, and poop. On this podcast, you'll hear from: Kat Middleton--Science Communication Specialist at Lawrence University Andrew Wright--Policy Officer for Marine Section of Society for Conservation Biology and Affiliate Professor at George Mason University Katie Matthews--Deputy Chief Scientist for Oceana Asha de Vos--Founder of the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project

Sep 2016

19 min

The OSR team sits down with two different NASA projects that are monitoring our ice. Come join us with Oceans Melting Greenland and Operation IceBridge.

Jul 2016

14 min

Ocean Science Radio chats with the people behind NASA's ocean monitoring satellites and with a nonprofit using that data, and other satellite data to help watch over sea level rise, oil spills, and even illegal fishing.

May 2016

12 min

One of the biggest issues that is keeping the green energy revolution from truly soaring is the battery problem. One company looks to the ocean for a unique answer to that problem. www.hydrostor.ca

Apr 2016

11 min

Special Report from Alex Rose of Ocean Geographic from the annual diving trade show, Beneath the Sea. Interviewees include Megan Cook of Ocean Exploration Trust, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Stream to Sea, Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, artists and jewelers, Leslie Leaney of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame and the Historic Diving Society, and Rebecca Ziegler of Discovery Deep

Apr 2016

14 min

The Ocean Science Radio crew takes on soft robotics and ocean exploration with National Geographic Explorer David Gruber and Harvard Robotics Scientist, Robert Wood.

Mar 2016

15 min

Almost every year a small island off the coast of Java is flooded with crabs. The local National Park staff came up with a unique solution to help nature and humans to live in harmony.

Feb 2016

8 min

New interactive and immersive 360 degree videos are taking over the internet and changing the way we explore our world. For the Catlin Seaview 360 imagery - https://www.facebook.com/seaview360/?fref=ts For the Anthony Walsh Surfing Video - https://www.facebook.com/gopro/videos/10153420825181919/

Jan 2016

12 min

Ocean Science Radio sits down with the founders of OpenROV to talk about their founding, their community, and the hugely successful launch of their latest ocean exploration DIY robot. For more information, check out http://www.openrov.com/ or https://openexplorer.com/home

Nov 2015

11 min

In the very first episode of the Ocean Science Radio program, we have a chat with the Xprize who recently awarded almost $2 Million to a team trying to create ways of monitoring the changing pH levels in our ocean. For more information, please visit http://oceanhealth.xprize.org/ and http://www.sunburstsensors.com/

Oct 2015

10 min

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