In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, Dr. Boris Worm explores the challenge of preserving and protecting marine ecosystems as a Research Professor of marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University and the Scientific Director of Ocean School. Dr. Worm explains how his current research highlights the relationship between humans and the ocean (00:57). He details the effects of ocean warming and how climate change can affect ecosystems as a whole (05:03 ). Dr. Worm explains why the ocean and marine life must be protected (12:58), before offering simple ways that individuals can help protect marine ecosystems in our daily lives (15:28).