Latest Episodes

Ray Collins: Capturing an Ocean in Motion
February 21, 2019

For years, Ray Collins earned a living in a place far, far away from the ocean - a coal mine. That all changed after a workplace injury left him physically limited. A knee in healing meant no working, no driving and little mobility.

Dr. Amanda Vincent: Making waves with Project Seahorse
February 07, 2019

Decades ago, Dr. Amanda Vincent was newly armed with a PhD and travelling around Germany when she came across a billboard that changed the course of her life. On a sign lit up in a German plaza was a marketing tagline to remember: “Seahorses are the mo...

Brian Skerry: Making pictures of a changing ocean
January 25, 2019

Brian Skerry remembers vividly the first time he put on scuba gear and was able to breath underwater. Sure, it was in his parents’ backyard pool, but it was life-changing nonetheless. It’s a sensation he’s become intimately familiar with over the last ...

Jill Heinerth: Cave diving through Mother Earth
January 10, 2019

Growing up watching the Apollo missions, Jill Heinerth had one goal in mind: become an astronaut. But, as a young girl growing up in the 60s and 70s, the steps to becoming a female astronaut were not immediately clear, to say the least.

Dr. Easkey Britton: Creating connection with the ocean through surf
December 06, 2018

Named for a famous wave break off the coast of northwest Ireland, Dr. Easkey Britton feels - perhaps unsurprisingly - most at home when surfing. Her family brought the sport to Ireland and she was on her first board at age four.

Dr. Emily Darling: The coding of corals
November 22, 2018

This is the story of what happens when you combine some of the planet’s oldest living and under threat organisms - corals - with some of the newest inventions of modern day society - coding and open source technology.

The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson: Looking out for Canada’s lakes, rivers and oceans
November 08, 2018

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson had a successful career in the private sector for many years before running for office. The catalyst came during lunch with a friend when Wilkinson got a gentle — but firm — nudge from said friend,

Chefs Ned Bell and Barton Seaver: Different coasts, same goal
October 25, 2018

Ned Bell, Ocean Wise executive chef, takes over the interviewer seat in our first-ever guest-hosted episode. His guest? Barton Seaver, a Maine-based chef and author of eight cookbooks, and one of Ned’s mentors. The topics?

Eddie Donnellan: Bringing the joy of surfing to at-risk routh
October 11, 2018

Surfing has been part of Eddie Donnellan’s life for decades. Same goes for working in mental health. And a few years ago, Eddie decided to combine the two to create MeWater Foundation. It’s based in San Francisco and introduces at-risk youth from some ...

Dr. Martin Haulena (Part II): A lifelong love of animals
September 27, 2018

Dr. Martin Haulena has always been fascinated with animal life. He remembers being a young boy and coming across a dead snake while walking with his grandma one day - together, they paid tribute to its life and laid flowers on the animal.