Aug 5, 2021
Kelsea Albert is on the U.S. Women's Spearfishing Team, which heads to Sardinia next month for the World Championships. This week on Artemis, she tells us how she got into the sport (it started with a freediving course), and how others can tap into the wonders of the ocean's bounty.
1:00 Did you catch Brianne Lauro on Artemis this winter? Diving for Tako and the Value of Community Knowledge.
2:30 Ain't no bettah' fish than raw fish
6:00 Spearfishing for meaningful subsistence during school
7:00 To harvest it helps to really get to know the species
9:00 Want to get into spearfishing? Start with freediving (there's classes for this stuff, everyone!)
11:00 The hardest fish to wrangle underwater? Basically, anything with red meat... that fish is athletic
13:00 Taking a scientist's methodic approach to learning a new skill
17:00 Spearfishing myth busting: You don't need a boat to be able to go. A kayak works. So does a jetski.
20:00 The wonderful solitude of a sunlit kelp bed... plus, the SOUND of fish
23:00 Tips for hunting sea bass
26:00 It's not about what you harvest, or what you take
27:00 Are some things too special for social media? (Or, do we protect what we love by NOT sharing it publicly?)
32:00 Spearfishing competitions
38:00 Preparing to dive in the Mediterranean
39:00 Time underwater & cold- vs. warm-water conditioning
42:00 Shallow-water blackout
46:00 The headgame behind spearfishing (and life)
55:00 GoFundMe for women headed to the spearfishing world championship in Sardinia - https://www.gofundme.com/f/womens-team-usa-2021-spearfishing-worlds
1:05 Age/weight have little to do with someone's aptitude for freediving
1:14 Becoming a mentor (or "old salty mermaid" in the ocean world)... mentorship is a serious relationship. Don't ask for it lightly, and don't say 'yes' frivolously