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Seas The Day

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Seas The Day is a podcast produced at the Duke University Marine Lab, in Beaufort, North Carolina. Reflecting the diverse research and educational interests of faculty, students, and staff, Seas the Day covers a wide range of topics related to marine science and conservation. We talk about some of t… read more

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Welcome to Seas the Day!

August 25th, 2020


Seas The Day is a podcast produced at the Duke University Marine Lab, in Beaufort, North Carolina. In this episode, the pod cast team of Lisa …

Research ‘off the rails’ during COVID-19

September 2nd, 2020


On this episode, the host, Rafaella Lobo, talks to four other students to understand how the covid-19 global pandemic has affected their lives and research, and how they have learned to cope with these new challenges.

Aquaculture: A New Food Frontier?

September 15th, 2020


With the world population projected to reach 10 billion in the next 30 years, it is reasonable to wonder: What will the future landscapes of food …

The Plastic Burden

October 6th, 2020


With images of garbage clogging up the Pacific and straw bans popping up from city to city, it’s fair to say that marine plastic pollution has caught …

Japan has left the IWC: Now what?

October 20th, 2020


Why did Japan leave the IWC and why do we care? Contention between whaling nations and non-whaling nations allied with conservation groups helps to explain Japan’s departure from the International Whaling Commission …

Dolphins in Distress: the Taiwanese White Dolphin

November 3rd, 2020


This week’s episode focuses on the Taiwanese white dolphin. It was produced by Duke undergraduate students Pavel Pivarshev and Tony Garcia in the …

What's Killing Killer Whales?

November 18th, 2020


On this episode Marissa Garcia, Uma Govindswamy, and Connor Johnston discuss the past, present, and future relationship between human beings and the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales who inhabit the coastal …

Sound effects: Noise and marine mammals

December 2nd, 2020


On this episode Rand Alotaibi, Lauren Mahoney, and Madena Mustafa talk about the negative impact that noise from ships and seismic surveys has on whales, with a special focus on the blue whale, the largest animal to …

Holiday hiatus: Seas the Day 2020 wrap up

December 16th, 2020


In the last episode of 2020, the Seas the Day team reflects on the work done to date, and plans for 2021. The first episode of 2021 will be available on January 20th.

Tourism in the Bahamas

January 20th, 2021


Tourism in the Bahamas In this episode, Emily Melvin and Katrina Rosing delve into the complexities of tourism in the Bahamas. The two discuss how …

Local communities and ecotourism: Empowerment or disempowerment?

February 2nd, 2021


Ecotourism has been touted as a way to limit the destruction of natural habitats caused by mass tourism, while supplementing income of local …

Indigenous tourism

February 17th, 2021


In this episode, Maggie, Lily, and Savannah explore the intersections between ecotourism and Indigenous tourism. Using the lens of agency, they use specific cases to highlight how the agency of Indigenous peoples within …

Finding the people in the politics: International students in the US

March 3rd, 2021


On this episode, the host, Rafaella Lobo, talks to five current and former students, as well as a faculty member, about their experiences leaving …

Vaquita Rescue Mission

March 17th, 2021


On this episode Bree Collins and Erin Sullivan speak with Dr. Andy Read and Dr. Randy Wells about their past, present, and future efforts to save the …

The Right Whale to Save

April 7th, 2021


On this episode, Lillian Dukes, Haoyang Tang, and Franny Oppenheimer address the current status of the North Atlantic right whale and the threats they face like entanglements, ship strikes, and climate change. The …

Global or local conservation? NGOs in developing countries

April 20th, 2021


In this episode, Rafaella Lobo and Jessica Zhao explore the role of non-government organizations (NGOs) in promoting conservation in developing …

COVID-19 and Plastic Pollution

May 5th, 2021


In this podcast, Maddie Paris and Maya Lytje discuss how COVID-19 has influenced marine plastic pollution. They explore the marine conservation, …

Deep-sea mining: Risks, rewards, and resistance

May 19th, 2021


Deep-sea mining is a topic of hot debate as groups argue over whether it will be good or bad for the countries where deep sea resources are found. On this episode, Masha Edmondson and Brandon Gertz explore the risks, …

Memorializing the Middle Passage in the Deep Atlantic

June 2nd, 2021


With a focus on "Memorializing the Middle Passage on the Atlantic seabed in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” (published in the journal of Marine …

Disaster capitalism

September 15th, 2021


In her 2007 book: The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein explores the ways in which institutions take advantage of natural disasters to promote capitalist, …

Marine protected area targets

October 6th, 2021


The Convention of Biological Diversity is set to meet in October 2021 and will discuss adopting a new target of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030. …

Fisheries sustainability and seafood security

October 20th, 2021


This episode features an interview with Duke Professor Martin Smith by The Doorstep, a podcast by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International …

Wildlife poaching

November 3rd, 2021


In this episode, former students Bo Baney, Victoria Grant, and Katie Ridgeway take on the controversial issue of wildlife poaching. Whether hunting is illegal or legal, for sport or for food, for sale or consumption, …

Navigating the choppy waters of the US PhD application process

November 17th, 2021


On this episode, Rafa Lobo introduces two new members of our team: Rebecca Horan and Junyao Gu. Junyao runs the show, exploring the ins and outs of a PhD program application process. She interviews five PhD students and …

The WOW Project: Sailing towards a future in renewable energy

December 8th, 2021


On this episode, Nora Ives sits down with faculty member Dr. Doug Nowacek to discuss his newly awarded Department of Energy funded WOW project, which …

How do we know whales are mammals?

January 19th, 2022


How old were you when you found out whales were mammals? It feels like an obvious fact now, but did you ever wonder who first decided to put these …

Science in the Sargasso Sea

February 2nd, 2022


In this episode, Lisa Campbell shares a story of sailing, science, and Sargassum. Based on a 3-day research cruise to the Sargasso Sea, the story …

Artificial Islands

February 16th, 2022


In this episode, Cat and Jingyi discuss artificial islands and their role in ocean development. They examine some of the island nations in the …

Fishing for Gender Equity with Dr. Hillary Smith

March 31st, 2022


For this episode of PhDeep, Becca Horan interviews Duke Marine Science and Conservation alumna and current postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Hillary Smith, to learn more about her research on gender equity in small scale …

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