Shannon Switzer Swanson: Ocean Photojournalist & Nat Geo Adventurer

Podcast Episode #47

Shannon is an ocean scientist, photojournalist, and conservationist working to share her stories with the world – on topics ranging from storm water pollution to the global aquarium fish trade. She was recently honored as one of National Geographic’s 2017 Adventurers of the Year. In this episode we discuss the importance of curiosity, Shannon’s interest in photography and writing, and how her definition of adventure has no boundaries.

Connect with Shannon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Sarah Chinn: California Sea Otter Scientist

Podcast Episode #44

Sarah is a Marine Physiologist at Sonoma State University studying both the lives and deaths of California’s sea otters. Follow along as Sarah and I discuss how there’s more to sea otters than just a pretty (and cute!) face. Her most recent research pinpoints End-Lactation Syndrome as a significant reason for mortality in adult female sea otters and the implications behind this.

Read Sarah’s latest scientific research paper, and to learn more about sea otters visit Friends of the Sea Otter, Fish and Wildlife Service, and US Geological Survey.

Megan Cook: Nautilus Live and Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communicator

Podcast Episode #43

Megan is the Community STEM Program Coordinator at Ocean Exploration Trust. This fish-loving, science communication extrovert provides ocean exploration education to people around the globe via Nautilus Live. Hear about Megan’s journey becoming an ocean science communicator from growing up in Idaho and the incredible diversity of experiences she had as the 2012 Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship recipient.

Follow Megan on Facebook and Twitter, follow Nautilus Live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit nautiluslive.org and visit oceanexplorationtrust.org to learn more.

This week’s podcast episode is brought to you by Truli Wetsuits, wetsuits for the woman ocean adventurer. Find yours at truliwetsuits.com and be truli yourself in the water.

Morgan and Jocelyn: Bringing awareness to the California Coastal Trail

Podcast Episode #36

Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Enevoldson (Mo and Jo) just completed a 1,200 mile expedition walking the California Coastal Trail the entire length of California. These two environmental scientists and activists spent three months putting one foot in front of the other to raise awareness about the importance of the CCT, collect data on the incompleteness of the trail, and bring people all over the country together to work towards a completed CCT!

Follow @mojocoastwalk on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their website mojocoastwalk.com to learn more.