In this episode Meghan and Amani interview Dr. David Shiffman, a marine biologist and conservationist about his publication "Recreational shark fishing in Florida: How research and strategic science communication helped to change policy" (Shiffman 2020). We discuss the complexities of creating policies that are beneficial to all stakeholders involved, the process which Dr. Shiffman went through in order to write a policy that took into account all sides, and how we, as scientists, can become better science communicators. Get ready to jump into the world of policymaking and science communication!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sharkpediapod/support
This week we are jumping into a problem for sharks: entangling in marine debris with expert Kristian Parton! With Kristian's help we will review his article, Parton et al 2019 "Global review of sharks and ray entanglement in anthropogenic marine debris". We discuss what marine debris is, how it ends up in the ocean, and exactly why it's an issue for sharks. We also discuss the importance of social media and how to incorporate entanglement reports as real data!
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