DB 020: Marine Biologist Dr. Simon Berrow On Saving The Environment + The 7-Day Trash Clean-Up Challenge

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dr. Simon Berrow, a world-renowned marine biologist and lover of Ireland’s natural heritage. He founded the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and the Irish Basking Shark Study Group. He is also a project manager at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation (www.shannondolphins.ie). He has over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and writes regularly for wildlife magazines.  In this podcast, he talks about what it means to be a marine biologist, and how we can help ensure the survival of marine mammals.


  • What marine biologists do, and how Simon normally introduce himself to everyone.
  • Who inspired Simon to be a marine biologist.
  • Where his fascination with marine biology came from.
  • The skills that are necessary to be a marine biologist.
  • What Simon’s favorite marine animals are.
  • How we need to spread awareness about protecting turtles and sharks from becoming extinct.
  • What tagging means and how animals react to it.
  • Why tagging is important to biologists and how it helps us know more about the animals.
  • All about the Simon Super Shark Slime Sampling System (SSSSSS).
  • How kids’ curiosity help him come up with new ideas on his work.
  • How we can teach our own kids to save the environment.


In this episode, Simon emphasized the importance of caring for our environment and to do our part to help preserve it for future generations. We thought a great challenge for you Big Dreamers this week would be a trash clean-up. Each day this week, my parents and I will be going outside and picking up at least 10 pieces of trash each. That’s 30 pieces of trash and 210 total for the entire week that we’ll be removing from our streets. To inspire you to complete this challenge, we even created this fun download that you can customize with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.

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