Selected Appearances & Media Coverage

Science Friday - SciFri January 23, 2015 Science Friday (PRI/NPR): Conserving Cuba’s Coral Reefs
The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann RT
October 22, 2014 The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann (RT): Cuba’s Environment After the Embargo
Discover-Magazine July/August 2014 Discover Magazine: Cuba Harvests Clean Energy From the Sea by Allie Wilkinson
i24 News-Israel June 10, 2014 i24 News Morning Edition (Israel): Interview of Dr. David E. Guggenheim by Yael Wissner-Levy
Scuba Diving Magazine June 2014 SCUBA Diving Magazine: Shark Diving in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen by Mary Frances Emmons (Cover Story)
Science AAAS May 14, 2014 Science Insider: U.S. and Cuba Take Tentative Steps Toward Greater Marine Science Collaboration by Allie Wilkinson
CNBC 3/4/2014 CNBC: Tour bookers hopeful U.S. may ease rules on travel to Cuba by Amy Langfield
Standard-Examiner 2/7/2014 Standard-Examiner: Ocean doctor’ opens deep seas to Bountiful students. by Dana Rimington
Scuba Diving Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 Issue SCUBA Diving Magazine: Saving Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen by Dr. David E. Guggenheim
WGVU TV PBS Grand Rapids, Michigan Airing March 2012 WGVU-TV PBS Grand Rapids, Michigan: Newsmakers with Patrick Center, News Director, featuring Dr. David E. Guggenheim
Earth Island Journal 3/15/2012 Earth Island Journal: Cuba’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Exploration Makes Strange Bedfellows
The Rapidian - Grand Rapids, Michigan 2/16/2012 The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Dr. Ocean treats “sea sickness”
Social Media Week - New York 2/13/2012 Social Media Week 2012 (New York): Is It Getting Hot In Here? Considering Social Media’s Impact on Climate Change

  • Janine Gibson, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian US (Moderator)
  • Andrew Revkin, Environmental Journalist; Dot Earth Blogger, The New York Times; Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
  • Fabien Cousteau, Environmental Advocate; Founder, Plant A Fish
  • Dr. David E. Guggenheim, The “Ocean Doctor”; Host, The Ocean Doctor Radio Show

Greening of the Great Lakes

2/12/2012 WJR News/Talk Grand Rapids, Michigan: Dr. Kirk Heinze, Greening of the Great Lakes host and MSU Professor, interviews Dr. David E. Guggenheim.
WOOD Radio Grand Rapids, Michigan 2/6/2012 WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM Grand Rapids, Michigan: Morning Show Host, Gary Allen interviews Dr. David E. Guggenheim
WTRV "The River 100.5" 2/6/2012 WTRV “The River 100.5” Grand Rapids, Michigan: Andy Rent, Morning Show Host, interviews Dr. David E. Guggenheim
mLive Michigan 2/3/2012 mLIVE/WJR Grand Rapids, Michigan: Internationally Renowned ?Ocean Doctor? to Speak in Grand Rapids Next Week. Learn why the world’s oceans are at risk and what we should be doing about it. Dr. Kirk Heinze, Greening of the Great Lakes host and MSU Professor, interviewed Dr. David Guggenheim.
WGVU Morning Show - Grand Rapids, Michigan 2/2/2012 WGVU Morning Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Shelley Irwin, host of the WGVU Morning Show, interviews Dr. David Guggenheim, a.k.a The Ocean Doctor, the first speaker in the series. Listen…
Dr. Kiki's Science Hour ?12/23/2011 Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour (TWiT Netcast Network): Ocean CheckupDr. Kirsten ?Kiki? Sanford is joined by The Ocean Doctor, David E. Guggenheim on Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour for a checkup on the oceans? health.
St. Petersburg Times ?12/21/2011 St. Petersburg Times: Coast Guard plans to use dispersants if Cuban drilling produces oil spill
60 Minutes - CBS ?12/18/2011 60 Minutes: The Gardens of the Queen 60 Minutes cameras take you on an underwater adventure off the Cuban coast to one of the world’s most pristine and vibrant coral reefs, known as the Gardens of the Queen. Anderson Cooper scuba dives with marine biologist David Guggenheim, dodging giant groupers and sharks, to explore this increasingly rare oasis. Scientists estimate that 25 percent of the world’s reefs have died off and much of what’s left is at risk.
Popular Mechanics ?11/2/2011 Popular Mechanics: What if Cuba’s Offshore Oil Project, Only 100 Miles From Florida, Goes Wrong?
NPR WHYY Philadelphia ?10/4/2011 NPR/WHYY Radio, Philadelphia: “The State of the World’s Oceans with David Guggenheim” on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane
Christian Science Monitor 6/11/2011 Christian Science Monitor:?Jacques Cousteau’s legacy lives on

WSCA-FM 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire


4/16/2011 WSCA 106.1: Pawsitive Thoughts; Host: Jean Proulx – Special Guest: Dr. David E. GuggenheimListen to MP3 Audio
ABC Australia Broadcasting Corporation 4/6/2011 ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Ocean Doctor helps endangered penguins after oil spillAUDIO: Radio Interview with ABC 720 (Perth) Afternoon’s 720 Gillian O’Shaughnessy

The Huffington Post

4/4/2011 The Huffington Post: A World Away From the Gulf, Penguins Fight Oil Too
4/3/2011 CNN International: VIDEO: Oil slick threatens endangered penguins
4/2/2011 Penguin rescue operation under way after south Atlantic oil spill

3/27/2011 Environmental Film Festival at the Nation’s Capital: Screening and discussion of Cuba: The Accidental Eden” which aired on PBS’ acclaimed “Nature Series” to kick off its 2010-2011 season. Dr. David E. Guggenheim, who stars in the film, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following. Event details…
3/25/2011 PRI’s “Living on Earth”: Rare Penguins Endangered By Oil Spill On Remote Island

2/23/2011 Naples Daily News: Editorial: Cuba’s plans to drill for oil could take place 60 miles from Key West
Naples Daily News 2/22/2011 Naples Daily News: Cuba’s plans to drill for oil south of Florida Keys has lawmakers scrambling by Eric Staats
Miami Herald 2/3/2011 The Miami Herald: Cuba oil bid a bad idea, Florida says by Lesley Clark

PRI’s “The World”: US, Cuba scientists cooperate on Gulf research For the first time in decades, scientists from Cuba and the US are officially collaborating on Gulf of Mexico research. Lygia Navarro reports from Sarasota, Florida.

Discovery News: Cuban, U.S. Scientists Work Toward a Better Gulf: With its pristine reefs, Cuba is an excellent place for scientists to investigate marine ecosystems. by Julienne Gage (Text and Video)

The Miami Herald: Cuba ready to drill for oil deeper than BP by Lesley Clark and Sara Kennedy

Ft. Myers News-Press: Plan to help marine wildlife includes Gulf of Mexico

PBS “Nature” Series: With the episode, ?Cuba: The Accidental Eden,? the 2010-11 season premiere of the acclaimed PBS series, ?Nature? features The Ocean Foundation’s Fernando M. Bretos and David E. Guggenheim, along with other Cuban and American colleagues. More…

SeaVoices Book

9/9/2010 Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” is featured in the book, SeaVoices (Brigham Distributing). The Sea Voices book is composed of over 100 people from Ocean Experts to Celebrities. It also includes Filmmakers, Artists, Authors, Musicians, Surf Industry Leaders, Athletes, Ecologists, and even Royalty from over 25 countries who all share their personal “Sea Voices.”


A new study suggests mother nature might be cleaning up the BP spill faster than expected. Researchers found several species of oil-eating bacteria thriving in the submerged plume, but uncertainty remains over the threat to marine life.

  • Juliet Eilperin Environmental reporter, Washington Post
  • Terry Hazen Head of the Ecology Department and Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California
  • Richard Camilli Associate Scientist of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Ronald Atlas a microbiologist at the University of Louisville and past president of the American Society for Microbiology
  • David Guggenheim president of 1planet1ocean, a project of The Ocean Foundation where he is a senior fellow
Barry Shainbaum Radio Show: David Guggenheim, Ph.D., topic: Gulf oil spill, Washington, D.C.
WNJC (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania): Interview on the Lee and Brian Show

PBS Newshour: Along Gulf Coast, Effects of Chemicals in Oil Dispersant Questioned
WPKN-FM (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
WDUN (North Georgia): Interview with George Mason Dixon)

The “X” Zone Radio Show with Rob McConnell
WPHM (Port Huron, Michigan)
KBMW (Wahpeton, North Dakota)

Good Morning America/ABC News: Oil Threatens Marine Life (Interview with Dr. David E. Guggenheim)

MSNBC: Dr. David Guggenheim, the ?Ocean Doctor,? appeared on MSNBC’s Dayside with Alex Witt to discuss the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. More…

As part of the 2010 World Science Festival in New York, the ?Ocean Doctor,?Dr. David E. Guggenheim, joined TED prize winner and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Sylvia A. Earle; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Dr. David G. Gallo, and Fabien Cousteau, in a panel moderated by ABC News? Bill Weir, entitled, Illuminating the Abyss: The Unknown Ocean ? Saturday, June 5, 2010, 4:30 PM ? 6:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media.
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CNN: Cuba Faces Possible Oil Threat Fears over oil spill reach Cuba as fishermen and natural habitats face potential threats. CNN’s David Ariosto reports.
Blue Planet Almanac with Mike Austin
Blue Planet Almanac with Mike Austin

The Miami Herald: Cuba concerned Gulf oil spill may damage coast by Lesley Clark
Barry Shainbaum Radio Show: David Guggenheim, Ph.D., topic: Gulf oil spill, Washington, D.C.
Brent Holland Radio Show

February 2010
BioScience: Opening Doors to Research in Cuba by Jeffrey P. Cohn featuring Dr. David E. Guggenheim and work of the Trinational Initiative for Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean.
WMKT The Talk Station (Petoskey, Michigan)
KDHL (Fairbault, Minnesota): Interview with Gordy Kosfeld
WJBC (Bloomington, Illinois): Interview with Ron Ross


National Public Radio (NPR): Scientists Work To Protect Cuba’s Unspoiled Reefs by Nick Miroff

Explorers Club Event: In early 2009, a panel of top scientists led by marine toxicologist Dr. Susan Shaw and Dr. Earle came together to convey a powerful message about the enormity of the crisis facing the world’s oceans at the first State of the Oceans Forum. These Explorers return for a follow-up forum about the innovative solutions, leadership and resources required to make a difference for future generations at the Second State of the Oceans Forum: Facing the Crisis: Reasons for Hope at the Explorers Club?s World Center for Exploration in New York City.

11/12/2009 Event: Dr. David E. Guggenheim joined a panel discussion following the Washington, DC premiere of the new documentary, Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry, produced by the Pure Salmon Campaign. The 20-minute film illustrates the major environmental problems and impact of global salmon farming industry operations in Canada, Chile, Ireland, Norway, and Scotland.

GlobalPost: Can U.S. and Cuba work together to protect shared marine ecosystem?By Nick MiroffRelated Article from 1planet1ocean: A Blueprint of Collaboration and Friendship with Cuba

Reuters: U.S., Cuban, Mexican scientists plan joint Gulf research

Let’s Talk with Dr. Sheila

“Let’s Talk with Dr.
Sheila” on HealthyLife.Net Radio:
Clean Ocean/Clean Planet and the EPA Host: Dr. Sheila Foreman


WGCU’s “Gulf Coast Live”: Oil Drilling in the Gulf / Oil Drilling Off Cuba. Host: Luis Hernandez

From WGCU: ?The battle lines have been drawn and the fight over oil in the Gulf deepens. We?ll take a closer look at the pros and cons of drilling – we?ll hear from both sides as to whether or not it can solve our oil and gas dependency and whether it’s even safe. Also on the show – Cuba is ready to begin drilling off its northern coast. It may start leasing to companies willing to drill for oil by the end of next year. Is Cuba’s oil demand going to affect Florida’s waters??

Blue Planet Almanac with Mike Austin

“Blue Planet Almanac” on HealthyLife.Net Radio: Oil and Water with Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor” Host: Mike Austin.

From Blue Planet Almanac: Discussing the amazing background behind his love of the ocean and its stewardship, Dr. Guggenheim will draw from his lifelong experiences as a friend to Mother Earth including his roles as current president of 1Planet1Ocean and past vice president at The Ocean Conservancy. Guggenheim is also current expedition leader of the Ocean Doctor’s 50 Years, 50 States, 50 Speeches Tour to educate American children about the ocean’s critical importance to our futures.

InfoWorld: Adventures in IT: Supergeeks fess up to some of the dumbest things they’ve ever done — and the lessons they learned as a result by Dan Tynan

Asbury Park Press: “Ocean Doctor” stops in Jackson by Keith Ruscitti

Lessons from Empowering Leaders

5/1/2009 The “Ocean Doctor,” David E. Guggenheim, is featured in the recently-released book, Lessons from Empowering Leaders: Real Life Stories to Inspire Your Organization Toward Greater Success by Ed Poole, author of Lessons from the Porch and Lessons from the Crossroads.Description: Sharing stories is absolutely critical to promote the growth of individuals, resulting in organizational success as a whole.Lessons from Empowering Leaders demonstrates to all leaders the absolute, unequivocal necessity of their engaging in open, transparent, and authentic storytelling with their followers. Empowering leaders of any type and size organization will benefit from reading the stories and lessons contained within Lessons from Empowering Leaders.

Brookings Institution Event: A New Era for U.S.-Cuba Relations on Marine and Coastal Resources Conservation

The Herald Scotland: Experts warn conference of immediate dangers posed by climate change

BBC: Holyrood hosts climate conference: An ocean explorer has warned that any plans to tackle climate change would not succeed unless the next generation was engaged with the issue

Scottish Parliament Event: The Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee held a climate change event, Scotland and Climate Change – Getting it Right, in the Chamber of the Parliament on Friday 27 March 2009.

3/23/2009 Sylvia Earle On Ocean Health by Julie Leibach


Explorers Club Event: With its growing focus on conservation, the Explorers Club hosted its first-ever State of the Oceans Forum, featuring a panel of ocean explorers/scientists offering a range of perspectives on the state of our oceans today and the actions we must take in order to restore and sustain them.


Event: Blue Vision Summit: Lessons from Ocean Explorers: Why Conservation Needs Exploration. Renowned ocean explorers and adventurers gathered at the Carnegie Institution for Science on March 7, 2009 to kick off the Blue Vision Summit, a project of the Blue Frontier Campaign. With stunning imagery and stories from the deep, this unique panel discussed the importance of ocean exploration, its future, and how exploration is vital to the advancement of the conservation of the oceans.


Wisconsin Public Radio: Route 51 with Glen Moberg. Interview with Dr. David E. Guggenheim during his stop in Wisconsin during the “Ocean Doctor’s 50-Years 50-States 50-Speeches Expedition”

August 2008
Energy Times: Acidic Oceans by Patrick Doherty

The Principia Wire: Big, Weird Creatures – The Ocean Doctor Visits Principia

WOGL-FM Philadelphia: Philadelphia Agenda: The New Green is Blue – Interview with Dr. David E. Guggenheim. Host: Brad Segall

March 2008
Outside Magazine: Red is the New Green: Cuba’s Environmental Record by Patrick Symmes
From Outside Magazine: Cuba has the Caribbean’s largest wetlands and earth’s happiest lobsters, but is Fortress Fidel really an environmental paradise? PATRICK SYMMES heads south and finds that bold policies combined with bolder incompetence can result in surprising successes?and spectacular brown failures.

Associated Press: Mightier than the pen?: Fish farms on land are future entrepreneur saysby Vicki Smith Appears in the following (under various titles):

MSNBC: Traveling in a Post-Fidel Cuba by Christopher Elliot
February 2008
Copley News Service: Ecotourism Tips: How to make your next vacation a green getaway by Chandra Orr (February 2008) [PDF]

The New York Times: Conserving Cuba, After the Embargo by Cornelia Dean

July-August 2007
National Geographic’s Green Guide: Fish Out of Ocean Water by Emily Main


National Geographic Channel: National GeographicToday: “Lessons from Veracruz” Using small submarines, scientists document the demise of a vast coral reef system in Veracruz, Mexico, with important lessons for coral reefs around the world. Dr. David E. Guggenheim is featured.



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