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.
This week’s episode marks the 100th Marine Mammal Science podcast recording. To celebrate, we speak to Dr. Chris Parsons, the creator of the podcast and the Membership Chair of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. He joins Dr. Ashley Scarlett to discuss the podcast, what the Society for Marine Mammalogy offers and ways for those interested in marine mammals to engage with the society.
Join us at the 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, December 13-17, 2021. Go to marinemammalscience.org to register.
On this week’s episode Guest Dr. Lindsay Porter, Chair of the International Whaling Commission’s Small Cetaceans Sub-Committee, talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about the work of the Sub-Committee on the conservation of dolphins, porpoises, and beaked whales. One current issue is the threat posed by “wild meat” – the hunting and killing of small cetaceans for food and bait.
In this week’s episode Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Caroline Weir who has dedicated herself to helping achieve a key biodiversity area for the endangered Sei Whales in the Falkland Islands. They talk about how important the Falkland Islands are to sei and southern right whales, and the scientific discoveries made on both species.
In this week’s episode, Dr. Drasko Holcer tells us more about the whales and dolphins of the Adriatic Sea, like long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, and common dolphins. He also talks about victories with Marine Protected Areas and shares a conservation message for the marine mammals of this region.
In this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Drasko Holcer about the history of the Blue Whale Institute – which spearheaded cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea. They discuss the history of marine mammals in the Adriatic and the locals’ attitudes towards the marine environment.