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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

The Videos that provided me with a Platform ..

In 2015, I filmed and uploaded a video which shows my research team extracting a plastic straw from the nostril of a sea turtle in Costa Rica. 

Ever since, the video has provided fuel for the anti-single-use-plastic movement. 

Not as much attention received another viral video of mine that shows my research team removing ghost fishing gear from a sea turtle in 2016.

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Selection of Press Coverage of My Work
Article in the Los Angeles Times about olive ridley turtles also interviewing sea turtle expert Christine Figgener
National Geographic article about sea turtle with plastic straw in its nose interviewing sea turtle expert Christine Figgener
Interview with Christine Figgener in The Dallas Morning News
TV & Film Appearances

2022 | „Zur Not habe ich Hund und Machete“: Christines gefährlicher Kampf für Meeresschildkröten (RTL-EXPLOSIV, 2022/10/20)

2021 | Die Schildkrötenretterin: der ewige Kampf gegen Plastik (SAT.1-Akte, 2021/04)

2020 | Christine Figgener: Ihr Kampf gegen Umweltverschmutzung geht weiter (RTL-EXPLOSIV, 2020/09/14)

2020 | Smarter Every Day: E239 Everything about Sea Turtles (YouTube)

2019 | Diese Frau befreit Meerestiere von Plastik (RTL-EXPLOSIV, 2019/11/19)

2019 | The Nature of Things: Turtle Beach (S58E17) (CBC production, featured researcher)

2018 | La Vie Secrète d'un nid de tortues marines (ARTE production, featured researcher)

2018 | Nature’s Turtle Nursery (BBC production, featured researcher)

2018 | What is the Real Impact of the #strawban? (ALJAZEERA -The Stream, 2018/07/23)

2017 | STRAWS (a documentary film about single-use plastics)

2014 | Paula und die wilden Tiere (BR production)
              -Wie Schildkröten Eier legen (E50)

              -Fit wie ein Faultier (E51)

              -Warum nickt der Leguan? (E52)

Podcasts & Radio Appearances

2022 | Rewildology – "Ep. 61 | To Spend One Day in Her Shoes: Stories from a Marine Biologist with Christine Figgener, PhD"

2021 | Good Viral – "Interview with Dr. Christine Figgener"

2021 | Stuff To Blow Your Mind – "A Chat About Sea Turtles with Christine Figgener"

2021 | Fancy Scientist "#66: Sea Turtles and Straws with Christine Figgener"

2021 | So You Want to be a Marine Biologist  "Chris Figgener, PhD: Sea Turtles, Plastics, And Pivotal Moments (#55)"

2021 | The Darin Olien Show – "#80 Christine Figgener on Sea Turtles vs. Single-use Plastics

2021 | Helden der Meere – "Rettung der Schildkröten - mit Meeresbiologin Dr. Christine Figgener"

2020 | Into the Wilderness with Byron Pace   "#171 Science Shorts: Christine Figgener, Ph.D., Sea Turtle Conservation"

2020 | Science Vs. – "Coronavirus: Labs Go Dark" (Gimlet)

2020 | SprechLoud  – "Die Deutsche Umweltheldin"

2020 | Yakademia - "E09: Episode 9: Research Hurdles and Sea Turtles - Chris Figgener

2019 | Unsere Umwelthelden (Radio Vest, 2019/12)

2019 | Wildly Opinionated  "E14: The Sea Turtle Straw Lady"

2019 | Speak Up For Blue – “SUFB 806: Sea Turtle Week with Christine Figgener

2019 | The Informaniacs – "Christine Figgener aka the "Sea-Turtle-Straw Lady" (WTAW, 2019/04/22)

2019 | 1Live (WDR, 2019/04/12)

2019 | Let’s Rethink Food – “E7: Safeguarding Earth with Food” (EAT-Lancet)

2018 | Science Vs. – “Plastics: The Final Straw?”(Gimlet)

2018 | Higher Ed Social – “Christine Figgener & the Sea Turtles” (ConnectEDU Network)