On this week’s episode, Michaela Kratofil, a research assistant at Cascadia Research Collective, is talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her work as a statistical coder and how, via this work, she reveals foraging and ecological patterns within small cetacean populations.
On this week’s episode, Liah McPherson, a graduate student working on Hawaiian spinner dolphins, talks about her research on population abundance and age structure and her experiences entering the field of marine mammal science.
In week’s episode, Dr Naomi Rose explains a proposed coastal resilience project that could have negative impacts on a dolphin population living near New Orleans.
On this week’s episode, Jordan Lerma from Cascadia Research Collective talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about his work with drones and sampling the breath of cetaceans, as well as research on the behavior of false killer whales.
On this week’s episode, Dr Ashley Scarlett chats to Dr Jay Barlow, an award winning marine mammal researcher whose natural ability to tinker with technology has helped with the conservation of many species. He discusses his newest paper on the unique calls and acoustic characteristics of hard to find beaked whales off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
On this week’s episode guest Dr. Lindsay Porter, a marine biologist whose work focuses on the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about how important regional, collaborative efforts are when working towards conservation.
This week’s episode is the recording of the Internship Equality webinar co-hosted by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Society for Marine Mammalogy Diversity & Inclusion committee.
While we all rely on the ocean for half our oxygen, our climate, and our economy, not everyone has a voice in marine science and conservation, a field which has little racial diversity. Recognizing and removing the barriers preventing access to this field is critical to the health of our planet. In this webinar, two organizations will present their experiences, outlining how they evaluated the barriers to accessing opportunities in this field and how they are working to remove them.
Mentioned published paper: The problem of toxic internships in the environmental field: Guidelines for more equitable professional experiences https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13412-020-00629-2
This week’s episode has our guest, Dr. Rebecca Lent, the International Whaling Commission’s Executive Secretary, talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about the IWC’s 75th anniversary. They also talk about its latest cetacean conservation initiatives and programs. Dr. Lent describes the valuable resources that the IWC provides for the general public, including scientific reports and informative guides to help protect marine mammals.
This week’s episode is part 2 of a two-part interview with Dr Kathleen Hunt, where she teaches us about the history and importance of fecal hormone studies and other ways to test hormones in whales.
This week’s episode is part 1 of a two-part interview with Dr Kathleen Hunt, where she teaches us about the history and importance of fecal hormone studies and other ways to test hormones in whales.