If you thought that talking about exfoliating marine mammals was a bore, you have never met Skyla Walcott. Our guest this week explains why moulting is so important for seals and sealions. Skyla goes in great detail about her research on Spotted and Weddell seals and why whiskers are so important to both pinnipeds and researchers.
UCSC Pinniped Lab: https://pinnipedlab.ucsc.edu/
Whisker growth study: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v554/p213-224/
UAA Burns Lab: https://burnslab.wixsite.com/burnslab
Molting study: https://academic.oup.com/conphys/article/8/1/coaa022/5815654