Ocean Protect Podcast

Ocean Protect

The health of our oceans is under major threat. Every week, Jeremy Brown (Co-Founder of Ocean Protect) and Brad Dalrymple (Environmental Engineer with Ocean Protect) host a variety of guests, including scientists, educators, activists, and politicians – to discuss the key issues affecting the health of our oceans – and what can be done about it. This podcast is for anyone interested in learning more about the health of our oceans, the key pressures, and potential solutions.Disclaimer: This podcast is for general discussion purposes, and the views expressed by its hosts and guests are opinions only. Care has been taken in the preparation of this podcast, however no guarantee, representation or warranty is given or made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information conveyed. Listeners seeking information relevant to their own personal circumstances should seek independent advice as appropriate. To the maximum extent permitted at law, IES Stormwater Pty Ltd and its affiliates, and the hosts and guests of this podcast, exclude liability for any loss or damage to any party caused by or arising from reliance on its content.

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Carly is a wildlife conservationist, and maker of the "Rubber Jellyfish" documentary film, which reveals the shocking jellyfish-like shapes that balloons burst into when they are released into the air and how this is affecting sea turtles who mistake these items for prey. We talk about how Carly's journey from bat balls to busting balloon myths, and making maiden movies.Useful links:https://rubberjellyfishmovie.com/Burchette D K, 1989, Study of the effect of balloon releases on the environment: https://www.balloonhq.com/faq/deco_releases/release_study.htmlGilmour M, Lavers J, 2020, We composted ‘biodegradable’ balloons. Here’s what we found after 16 weeks, article in 'The Conversation': https://theconversation.com/we-composted-biodegradable-balloons-heres-what-we-found-after-16-weeks-138731Gilmour M E , Lavers J L, 2020, Latex balloons do not degrade uniformly in freshwater, marine and composting environments, The Journal of Hazardous Materials: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304389420316150?via%3Dihub For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 5

45 min 59 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Jeff Hansen, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia. The first part was released last week..Useful links:https://www.seashepherd.org.au/Jeff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hansen-521b42aJeff's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_hansen_why_we_need_unexpected_allies_to_fix_climate_change For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 28

29 min 30 sec

Jeff Hansen is the Managing Director of Sea Shepherd Australia, defending, conserving and protecting the world’s ocean. We talk about Jeff's journey from Electronic and Computer Engineer to saving whales in Antarctica, some of the direct action campaigns of Sea Shepherd Australia, and what it's like to have possibly the best job in the world.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.seashepherd.org.au/Jeff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hansen-521b42aJeff's Ted talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_hansen_why_we_need_unexpected_allies_to_fix_climate_change For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 21

35 min 17 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Michelle Blewit (AUSMAP Program Director) and Dr Scott Wilson (AUSMAP Research Director and Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University). Part one was released last week.Useful links:https://www.ausmap.org/Dr Michelle Blewitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-blewitt-711b1137/Dr Scott Wilson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wilson-84829437/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 14

27 min 21 sec

The Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP) is the bridge between a massive problem and the solutions, designed to document and analyse microplastic pollution in Australian aquatic environments. Dr Michelle Blewit (AUSMAP Program Director) and Dr Scott Wilson (AUSMAP Research Director and Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University) join us to talk about how citizen science is putting microplastic pollution on the map, and the what we can do to solve this near invisible but growing problem.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.ausmap.org/Dr Michelle Blewitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-blewitt-711b1137/Dr Scott Wilson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-wilson-84829437/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 7

35 min 1 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Grahame Lloyd, a Project Leader with Sea Shepherd Australia. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Grahame on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahame-lloyd-611295a5/?originalSubdomain=auSea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaignt: https://www.seashepherd.org.au/our-campaigns/marine-debris-campaign/Untrashing Djulpan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLWfoHhf0M"Waves of Change" Brisbane Screening 5th November 2021 at Sandgate: https://fb.me/e/49AGk4TLk"Waves of Change" Sunshine Coast Screening 3rd December 2021 at Cotton Tree: https://fb.me/e/2Qco1I7jG For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 31

23 min 11 sec

Grahame Lloyd is a Project Leader with Sea Shepherd Australia, leading their 'Waves of Change' project, and joins us for his second appearance on the pod. We talk about his amazing work co-ordinating and assisting with beach clean-ups across Queensland (from the Gold Coast to some very remote beaches) and helping better protect our oceans and life under water and above.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Grahame on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahame-lloyd-611295a5/?originalSubdomain=auSea Shepherd Australia's Marine Debris Campaignt: https://www.seashepherd.org.au/our-campaigns/marine-debris-campaign/Untrashing Djulpan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLWfoHhf0M"Waves of Change" Brisbane Screening 5th November 2021 at Sandgate: https://fb.me/e/49AGk4TLk"Waves of Change" Sunshine Coast Screening 3rd December 2021 at Cotton Tree: https://fb.me/e/2Qco1I7jG For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 24

29 min 36 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Ben Penhallurick. Part one was released last week.  For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 17

27 min 22 sec

Ben Penhallurick is a chaser of ecological sustainability, returning for his second podcast chat with Jeremy and Brad. Aside from the laughs, we discuss how to do good environmental work in a society that often undervalues the environment. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 10

28 min 50 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Jim Lenhart. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Jim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesl4/Stormwater Northwest: http://stormwaternorthwest.com/https://oceanprotect.com.au/stormfilter/USA's Clean Water Act & Trash Free Waters: https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters/clean-water-act-and-trash-free-watershttps://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 3

27 min 34 sec

Jim Lenhart (aka 'The Godfather of Stormwater') joins us for his second appearance on the pod. We talk about California's 'Zero Trash to Waterways' target and beyond, the creation of the 'StormFilter', the contamination cocktail of stormwater, emerging contaminants and how to help better protect our oceans and waterways from pollution. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Jim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesl4/Stormwater Northwest: http://stormwaternorthwest.com/https://oceanprotect.com.au/stormfilter/USA's Clean Water Act & Trash Free Waters: https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters/clean-water-act-and-trash-free-watershttps://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 26

40 min 4 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Olly Pitt, General Manager of Australian Seabird Rescue. Part one was released last week. You can find out more about Australian Seabird Rescue via https://seabirdrescue.org.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 19

26 min 42 sec

Olly Pitt is a SUPERSTAR and General Manager of Australian Seabird Rescue, who rescue, rehabilitate and release seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles and sea snakes in New South Wales, Australia - along with helping out these guys via education and research. We talk about their key threats, the amazing work that Australian Seabird Rescue does, and how we can all help out. This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.You can find out more about Australian Seabird Rescue via https://seabirdrescue.org.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 12

31 min 20 sec

Lorna Parry is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Underwater Earth - a Sydney-based, globally focussed, non-profit founded in 2010. Their mission is simple - to reveal the ocean to the world using a combination of creative storytelling and innovative technology. One of the ocean's biggest issues is it is out of sight and out of mind. How can anyone love and protect the ocean when they do not know and understand it? This is a great chat with the inspirational Lorna Parry.Useful links:https://www.underwater.earth/Lorna Parry on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorna-parry-underwater/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 5

52 min 8 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part conversation with "Envoy: Shark Cull" film director Andre Borrell and campaign manager Lauren Sandeman. The first part was released last week. Useful links:https://www.envoyfilm.com.au/ Lauren Sandeman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-sandemanAndre Borell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreborell/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 29

28 min 30 sec

"Envoy: Shark Cull" is a stunning documentary film, delving into shark 'control' programs along the coast-lines of Queensland and NSW, Australia. Film director Andre Borrell and campaign manager Lauren Sandeman join us to talk about the film, the science behind it, and how we can all drive change to better protect ocean life and lovers.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://www.envoyfilm.com.au/ Lauren Sandeman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-sandemanAndre Borell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreborell/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 22

28 min 27 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Mike Wicks about the story of how Ocean Protect all began. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 15

27 min 34 sec

On the Ocean Protect podcast, we've heard the back-story of all our guests - but we are yet to hear the story of Ocean Protect. Co-Founders, Mike Wicks and Jeremy Brown. sit down with Brad and talk about the amazing story of how it all began. This is the first of a two-part chat, with the second (and final) part released next week. Useful links:Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 8

27 min 13 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lautaro Parra about his experience as a commercial diver on salmon farms in Chile. Useful links:Lautaro on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lautarojparra/FAO UN 2018, The State of the Worlds Fisheries and Aquaculture: http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/I9540EN.pdfSeawood Watch, Farmed salmon in Chile: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/our-projects/farmed-salmon-in-chileFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 1

26 min 57 sec

Lautaro Parra is a free-diver instructor in Sydney, but this chat is all about his experience as a commercial diver on salmon farms in Chile. In particular, we discuss the working conditions and ecological impacts that he encountered. This chat will blow your mind, and make you think twice about eating salmon ever again.This is the first of a two-part chat with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Lautaro on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lautarojparra/FAO UN 2018, The State of the Worlds Fisheries and Aquaculture: http://www.fao.org/3/i9540en/I9540EN.pdfSeawood Watch, Farmed salmon in Chile: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/our-projects/farmed-salmon-in-chileFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 25

27 min 37 sec

Jeremy and Brad discuss some of the latest science on ocean trash, published last month in the Nature Sustainability Journal. We talk about what's in it, where it's coming from, and what we can do about it. Useful links: Fiona Harvey, Plastic waste entering our oceans expected to triple in 20 years, 24 June 2020, The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/23/plastic-waste-entering-oceans-triple-20-years-researchDavid Vetter, These Four Plastic Items Make Up Almost Half Of All Ocean Trash, 18 June 2021, Forbes, https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2021/06/18/these-four-plastic-items-make-up-almost-half-of-all-ocean-trash/?sh=576474c65feaCarmen Morales-Caselles et al, An inshore–offshore sorting system revealed from global classification of ocean litter, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00720-8Nikoleta Bellou el, Global assessment of innovative solutions to tackle marine litter, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00726-2Daniel González-Fernández et al, Floating macrolitter leaked from Europe into the ocean, 10 June 2021, Nature sustainability, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00722-6Australian Marine Conservation Society, Which Australian states are banning single-use plastics?, https://www.marineconservation.org.au/which-australian-states-are-banning-single-use-plastics/Zero Litter to Ocean: https://zerolittertoocean.com.au/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 18

53 min 13 sec

Jeremy Brown makes a return as co-host in Episode Number 100 of the Ocean Protect Podcast. For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au Details about the Franc event are at https://www.franc.sydney See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 11

44 min 8 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lottie. The first part was released last week. Useful links:https://banish.com.au/BRAD (Banish Recycling And Disposal Program): https://banish.com.au/pages/recycling-programhttps://littlepepino.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 4

20 min 48 sec

Banishing waste from your life isn't easy, but Lottie Dalziel is making it so. Lottie has taken her entrepreneurial flair and passion for the planet to help Australian's reduce their waste with the right products and even better information. We talk about Lottie's early beginnings selling Mulberries, founding Banish and Little Pepino, future plans for a more sustainable world, and how amazing BRAD is ;) This is the first of a two-part chat with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://banish.com.au/BRAD (Banish Recycling And Disposal Program): https://banish.com.au/pages/recycling-programhttps://littlepepino.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 27

37 min 47 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Khory, with the first part released last week.Useful links:https://khoryhancock.com/Our first chat with Khory "Reversing climate change with seaweed and Khory Hancock": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/reversingclimatechangewithseaweedandkhoryhancock-part1of2-Project drawdown: https://drawdown.org/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 20

1 hr 9 min

Khory Hancock (aka 'The Environmental Cowboy') is back for his second appearance on the Ocean Protect Podcast. We take a deep dive into the science of regenerative agriculture and deep ocean seaweed farms - and their potential for carbon sequestration/ 'drawdown' to help mitigate climate change.This is a two-part conversation, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:https://khoryhancock.com/Our first chat with Khory "Reversing climate change with seaweed and Khory Hancock": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/reversingclimatechangewithseaweedandkhoryhancock-part1of2-Project drawdown: https://drawdown.org/ For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 13

41 min 20 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Shannon (Chief Butt Officer of No More Butts), with the first part released last week.Useful links:No More Butts website: https://nomorebutts.org.au/Shannon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmead/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jun 6

26 min 32 sec

Cigarette butts are a very big little problem - with some 8 Billion littered every year in Australia alone. Butts are also NOT biodegradable and are actually plastic, and can take up to 15 years to break down - albeit not before leaching some very nasty chemicals into the environment and/ or ingested by wildlife. After witnessing the devastating impact of discarded cigarette butts on beautiful locations around the world, Shannon was inspired to resign his corporate role and dedicate himself to No More Butts. We delve into this big little problem and Shannon's plans for "a butt free environment".This is the first of our two-part chat with Shannon, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:No More Butts website: https://nomorebutts.org.au/Shannon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmead/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 30

34 min 40 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Pieter Jan Kole, a part-time student at the Open University of the Netherlands. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Pieter's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pieterjankole/?originalSubdomain=nlNational Geographic article “Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about”: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/tires-unseen-plastic-polluterJournal paper “Wear and Tear of Tyres: A Stealthy Source of Microplastics in the Environment”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29053641/Article “How Tyres Threaten Aquatic and Human Life”:   https://www.uw360.asia/how-tyres-threaten-aquatic-and-human-life/IUCN article: “Primary microplastics in the oceans” https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46622Open University of the Netherlands "Marine litter": https://www.ou.nl/en/-/marine-litterFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 23

20 min 29 sec

Pieter Jan Kole is a part-time student at the Open University of the Netherlands. Recently observing tyre debris at a Formula 1 race track got Pieter thinking about tyre wear and tear - and where it all goes. Pieter's ground-breaking research has now shown that tyres are a significant source of microplastics in our oceans - and a key risk to aquatic (and likely human) health. This is a fascinating chat, an inspiration for anyone considering embarking on their own research, and highlights the need for action to help protect our oceans and waterways from tyre wear and tear.Useful links:Pieter's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pieterjankole/?originalSubdomain=nlNational Geographic article “Tires: The plastic polluter you never thought about”: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/tires-unseen-plastic-polluterJournal paper “Wear and Tear of Tyres: A Stealthy Source of Microplastics in the Environment”: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29053641/Article “How Tyres Threaten Aquatic and Human Life”:   https://www.uw360.asia/how-tyres-threaten-aquatic-and-human-life/IUCN article: “Primary microplastics in the oceans” https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46622Open University of the Netherlands "Marine litter": https://www.ou.nl/en/-/marine-litterThis is the first of our two-part chat with Pieter with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 16

25 min 1 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Megan Grant, a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania and AdrfitLab. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Megan's Adriftlab profile: https://adriftlab.org/megan-grant/Megan's paper “Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris” - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121003146?dgcid=authorOur previous podcast chat "Seabird vomit & poo with Megan Grant & Lillian Stewart": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/seabirdvomit-poowithmegangrant-lillianstewart-part1of2-For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 9

22 min 44 sec

Megan Grant is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania and AdrfitLab. We had so much fun chatting to Megan last year, that she just had to come back and tell us about the first journal paper from her PhD research which looks at how the flesh-footed shearwater is taking plastic from the ocean and depositing it on Lord Howe Island - at staggering quantities. This is another fascinating chat with Megan and a reminder of the need to beat plastic pollution.Useful links:Megan's Adriftlab profile: https://adriftlab.org/megan-grant/Megan's paper “Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris” - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749121003146?dgcid=authorOur previous podcast chat "Seabird vomit & poo with Megan Grant & Lillian Stewart": https://play.acast.com/s/ocean-protect/seabirdvomit-poowithmegangrant-lillianstewart-part1of2-This is the first of our two-part chat with Megan with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 2

27 min 34 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Jack Auty, a lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Jack on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-rivers-auty-7a70b49a/Jack's website: https://jackauty.com/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 25

27 min 32 sec

Dr Jack Auty is a lecturer at the University of Tasmania, investigating the innate immune system with a particular focus on how inflammation can contribute to disease. In this fascinating chat, we talk about inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, and Jack's current research about how microplastics effect human health. Prepare to have your mind blown.Useful links:Jack on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-rivers-auty-7a70b49a/Jack's website: https://jackauty.com/This is the first of our two-part chat with Jack with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 18

26 min 48 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lynton Mortensen. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Adrift Lab's fund-raising page for Lynton's swim: https://adriftlab.org/news/2020/fundraiser-ocean-plastic-relay-the-day-of-30-?fbclid=IwAR1tWmM9rI-a3IYHwQYFiaOMhz0lhqk7CJbA5axZdK-al6V9jSkg2mOEVx8Lynton's "Clark Kent" persona: http://www.hbmlawyers.com.au/our-people/lynton-mortensenYouTube footage of Lynton's swim (and post swim chat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxT-hc2DHcFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 11

25 min 19 sec

Lynton Mortensen is a mild-mannered lawyer on land, but a 'sea bull' in water. He's the first Australian and only the 12th person in the world to complete the 'Oceans Seven' - a gruelling combination of the toughest open swims in the world. We chat about these swims and his most recent epic splash - a 30km swim Lord Howe Island to highlight the plight of the Flesh-footed Shearwater (muttonbird) and help raise funds for the ongoing research by the Adrift Lab team.Useful links:Adrift Lab's fund-raising page for Lynton's swim: https://adriftlab.org/news/2020/fundraiser-ocean-plastic-relay-the-day-of-30-?fbclid=IwAR1tWmM9rI-a3IYHwQYFiaOMhz0lhqk7CJbA5axZdK-al6V9jSkg2mOEVx8Lynton's "Clark Kent" persona: http://www.hbmlawyers.com.au/our-people/lynton-mortensenYouTube footage of Lynton's swim (and post swim chat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxT-hc2DHcThis is the first of our two-part chat with Lynton with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Apr 4

30 min 50 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Lucille Chapuis, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Lucille on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucille-chapuis-2a44974/Ecomagzine article “Healthy Oceans Need Healthy Soundscapes”: https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/oceans/healthy-oceans-need-healthy-soundscapesScience Journal Paper “The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean”: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/eaba4658Lucille's personal website: https://www.sharkslikejazz.com/Discovery of Sounds of the Sea: https://dosits.org/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 28

16 min 36 sec

Lucille Chapuis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, and was part of a global team of scientists that documented how ocean soundscapes have changed, explored all impacts of noise on marine animals and ecosystems, and identified ways to restore a more natural soundscape. This is a fascinating chat, and you'll likely never listen to the ocean the same way ever again.Useful links:Lucille on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucille-chapuis-2a44974/Ecomagzine article “Healthy Oceans Need Healthy Soundscapes”: https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/oceans/healthy-oceans-need-healthy-soundscapesScience Journal Paper “The soundscape of the Anthropocene ocean”: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/eaba4658Lucille's personal website: https://www.sharkslikejazz.com/Discovery of Sounds of the Sea: https://dosits.org/This is the first of our two-part chat with Lucille with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 21

20 min 58 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Daman Lettoof - a PhD Candidate at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. The first part was released last week.Useful links:Damian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-lettoof-78905a71/?originalSubdomain=auLettoof et al, 2021 “We tested tiger snake scales to measure wetland pollution in Perth/ The news is worse than expected”, published in The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/we-tested-tiger-snake-scales-to-measure-wetland-pollution-in-perth-the-news-is-worse-than-expected-153797Lettoof et al, 2021, Snake scales record environmental metal(loid) contamination, Journal of Environmental Pollution, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0269749121001251Lettoof et al, 2021, The Broad-Scale Analysis of Metals, Trace Elements, Organochlorine Pesticides and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Wetlands Along an Urban Gradient, and the Use of a High Trophic Snake as a Bioindicator, Journal of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00244-020-00724-zFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 14

29 min 18 sec

We kick off season 3 of the Ocean Protect Podcast with Damian Lettoof - a PhD Candidate at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Damien has been catching and analysing wild wetland tiger snakes around Perth as part of his PhD research. His analysis shows metal contamination in these snakes is chronic, and highest in human-disturbed wetlands, suggesting all other plants and animals in these wetlands are likely contaminated as well. We talk about the research, along with a few tips on how best to leave the snake encounters to Damian.Useful links:Damian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damian-lettoof-78905a71/?originalSubdomain=auLettoof et al, 2021 “We tested tiger snake scales to measure wetland pollution in Perth/ The news is worse than expected”, published in The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/we-tested-tiger-snake-scales-to-measure-wetland-pollution-in-perth-the-news-is-worse-than-expected-153797Lettoof et al, 2021, Snake scales record environmental metal(loid) contamination, Journal of Environmental Pollution, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0269749121001251Lettoof et al, 2021, The Broad-Scale Analysis of Metals, Trace Elements, Organochlorine Pesticides and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Wetlands Along an Urban Gradient, and the Use of a High Trophic Snake as a Bioindicator, Journal of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00244-020-00724-zThis is the first of our two-part chat with Damian with the second (and final) part released next week.For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mar 7

27 min 51 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Hardesty, with the first part released last week.Useful links:Dr Denise Hardesty: https://people.csiro.au/h/d/denise-hardestyCSIRO article (2020), 14 million tonnes of microplastics on seafloor: https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2020/14-million-tonnes-of-microplastics-on-seafloorCSIRO article (2020). Ending plastic waste: https://www.csiro.au/en/Showcase/Ending-plastic-waste The Conversation article (2020), From Hobart, to London, to Dhaka: using cameras and AI to build an automatic litter detection system: https://theconversation.com/from-hobart-to-london-to-dhaka-using-cameras-and-ai-to-build-an-automatic-litter-detection-system-150950For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

32 min 32 sec

Dr Denise Hardesty is Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, based in Hobart, Tasmania. She has been leading a diverse array of research projects for the past 10 years, with her main research projects focused on impacts of marine debris and the development of analytical tools for tackling illegal unreported and unregulated fishing activities. We talk about applied her team's marine debris research and how it is used to inform and underpin policy and decision making. This is the first of our two-part chat with Dr Hardesty, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Dr Denise Hardesty: https://people.csiro.au/h/d/denise-hardestyCSIRO article (2020), 14 million tonnes of microplastics on seafloor: https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2020/14-million-tonnes-of-microplastics-on-seafloorCSIRO article (2020). Ending plastic waste: https://www.csiro.au/en/Showcase/Ending-plastic-waste The Conversation article (2020), From Hobart, to London, to Dhaka: using cameras and AI to build an automatic litter detection system: https://theconversation.com/from-hobart-to-london-to-dhaka-using-cameras-and-ai-to-build-an-automatic-litter-detection-system-150950For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

28 min 44 sec

This is the second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Mat Grills. The first part was released last week.To find out more about Mat and his adventures and activism, head to www.thetattoorunner.comFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

32 min 43 sec

It's all about the journey - and Mat Grills has had many, and has more to come. His next adventure is to run across Australia - 100km for 50 days - along the way, encouraging people to try a vegan lifestyle or commit to their own health or fitness challenge.This is the first of our two-part chat with Mat, with the second (and final) part released next week.To find out more about Mat and his adventures and activism, head to www.thetattoorunner.comFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

31 min 43 sec

This is our second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Adam Sellers. Part one was released last week.After listening, we reckon you'll want to find out more about Adam via https://www.thepressureproject.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

25 min 12 sec

Take a breath. We're going deep - with Adam Sellers, a free diver who inspires people to achieve and grow through strategies designed to help people cope with the pressures and stresses in all aspects of life. This is the first of our two-part chat with Adam, with the second (and final) part released next week.After the chat, we reckon you'll want to find out more about Adam via https://www.thepressureproject.com.au/For further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

28 min 41 sec

This is our second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Dr Kathy Townsend, Senior Lecturer at University of Sunshine Coast. Part one was released last week.Useful links:Dr Kathy Townsend on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-townsend-6334b340/Dr Kathy Townsend at USC: https://www.usc.edu.au/staff/dr-kathy-townsendDr Kathy Townsend on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathy_Townsend2Brisbane Times article, May 2018, Queensland researchers hope sea turtles, birds will benefit from plastic ban: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-researchers-hope-sea-turtles-birds-will-benefit-from-plastic-ban-20180530-p4ziei.htmlFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

38 min 46 sec

Dr Kathy Townsend is a Senior Lecturer at University of Sunshine Coast, with a particular interest in marine conservation and human impacts on the marine environment. In this fascinating chat, we take a deep dive on Kathy's some 17 years' experience researching the impact of marine debris on sea turtles - and what we can all do about it.This is the first part of our two-part chat with Kathy, with the second (and final) part released next week.Useful links:Dr Kathy Townsend on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-townsend-6334b340/Dr Kathy Townsend at USC: https://www.usc.edu.au/staff/dr-kathy-townsendDr Kathy Townsend on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathy_Townsend2Brisbane Times article, May 2018, Queensland researchers hope sea turtles, birds will benefit from plastic ban: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-researchers-hope-sea-turtles-birds-will-benefit-from-plastic-ban-20180530-p4ziei.htmlFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

33 min 7 sec

This is our second (and final) part of our two-part chat with Francisca Ribeiro (a PhD candidate from University of Queensland). Part one was released last week.Useful links:Francisca Ribeiro: https://qaehs.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/1006/franciscaUQ News, August 2020, Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2020/08/research-reveals-microplastic-content-levels-seafood?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Nov2013&utm_campaign=Newsletter Ribeiro F et al, 2020, Quantitative Analysis of Selected Plastics in High-Commercial-Value Australian Seafood by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Environmental Science and Technology: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.0c02337Ribeiro, F, 2018, Is eating seafood becoming a risk?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rb22BxYTqAOcean Protect YouTube Video "If we kill the oceans, we kill ourselves": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNiRKGaaS-cFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 2020

27 min 29 sec

Plastic contamination of the marine environment is widespread, but the extent to which the marine food web is contaminated is not yet known - until now. Francisca Ribeiro is a PhD candidate from University of Queensland who led a recent study that has found plastic contamination in samples of popular seafood such as prawns, oysters, crabs, and sardines. The study is an important step to understanding the potential harm microplastics in seafood could have on human health - and Francisca gives us the low down on the study methods, results and what it all means next time you're thinking about eating your next seafood meal (or not).Useful links:Francisca Ribeiro: https://qaehs.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/1006/franciscaUQ News, August 2020, Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2020/08/research-reveals-microplastic-content-levels-seafood?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Nov2013&utm_campaign=Newsletter Ribeiro F et al, 2020, Quantitative Analysis of Selected Plastics in High-Commercial-Value Australian Seafood by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Environmental Science and Technology: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.0c02337Ribeiro, F, 2018, Is eating seafood becoming a risk?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rb22BxYTqAOcean Protect YouTube Video "If we kill the oceans, we kill ourselves": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNiRKGaaS-cFor further information about Ocean Protect, check us out at www.oceanprotect.com.au See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 2020

33 min 28 sec