Episode 5: Blue Mind & Sea Turtles with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is the bestselling author of Blue Mind, co-founder of SEE Turtles, marine biologist, water-lover, turtle nerd, embarrassing Dad & creator of useful words. This interview covers the creation of SEE Turtles & the Blue Mind concept, how Blue Mind and seeing sea turtles can make you happier and healthier, & more. This interview was recorded during the SEE Turtles Virtual Celebration in March 2022.



Save The Wild Podcast

A SEE Turtles podcast that highlights the incredible stories of people saving animals all over the world. We feature inspiring conservationists talking about what it takes to make a difference for wildlife. Some episodes focus on sea turtles and the people who protect them and others are about tigers or whales or any other wild animal.

Our Host: Brad Nahill

Brad has worked in sea turtle and ocean conservation for the past twenty years, the past twelve years leading SEE Turtles, an award-winning non-profit conservation organization and tour operator. Brad is editing a book about working with sea turtles that will be published in Winter 2020, is a co-author of the Travelers Guide To Sea Turtles, and a frequent speaker at travel conferences, sea turtle symposia, and schools. He has won the International Sea Turtle Society's President's Award as well as the Changemakers Award from the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Skal Sustainable Tourism Award.


Episode 4: Helping Whales By Helping People

Whales of Guerrero is an inspiring research program on Mexico's Pacific coast. From studying humpback whales to promoting education and public health, this organization empowers the community of Barra de Potosi to solve its own problems. This inspiring program is a model for how conservationists can protect wildlife by meeting the needs of local people.

Guest: Katherina Audley, Whales of Guerrero


Episode Date: Sep 23, 2020


Episode 3: Tiger, Tiger

Journalists Sharon Guynup & Steve Winter have covered some of the most important stories of tigers and other big cats for National Geographic and other publications. This episode, we discuss the US captive tiger industry, Thailand's Tiger Temple, and protecting tigers in Myanmar and India. We also discuss racial justice in the environmental community. 


Episode Date: Aug 24, 2020

Photo by Steve Winter

Photo by Steve Winter

Episode 2: The Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Turtle

As little as 15 years ago, many experts thought hawksbill turtles along the Pacific coast of the America’s was too far gone to recover. Now an inspiring group of people are helping bring this turtle back.

Guests: Dr. Alex Gaos (NOAA), Ingrid Yanez (ICAPO), Mike Liles (ProCosta), Jose Urteaga (Stanford University), and Katie Frohardt (Wild Earth Allies).


Episode Date: July 29, 2020

Eastern Pacific hawksbill. Photo by Allison Shelley for Wild Earth Allies

Eastern Pacific hawksbill. Photo by Allison Shelley for Wild Earth Allies

Episode 1: Dr. Archie Carr

Dr. Carr, or Archie as he preferred, is a towering figure in the field of conservation biology. His pioneering work has left a lasting impact on research and conservation of sea turtles and many other species. This episode features stories from colleagues and family about his life and work.

Guests: Dr. Archie (Chuck) Carr III, Dr. Karen Bjorndal (University of Florida), Dr. Anne Meylan, & David Godfrey (Sea Turtle Conservancy).

Links: Archie Carr Biography (Sea Turtle Conservancy)

Episode Date: June 9, 2020

Dr. Archie Carr. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy

Dr. Archie Carr. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy