Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 37: Paano Pinoprotektahan Ng Gobyerno Ang Ating Mga Yamang-Dagat?
This episode features Jean Utzurrum, a marine biologist with field research experience in coral reef restoration, coral reef and mesophotic fishes, and fisheries. She has volunteered with Reef Check Philippines and the World Wildlife Fund, and also served as an elasmobranch specialist for the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines.
We talked about the search for a blue whale in the Philippines, the Dumaguete land reclamation project, policies for Philippine environment conservation, ways to improve how the government protects our natural resources, the realities of being a scientist in the Philippines, and more.
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 37 here:
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