Marine Mammal Science

Marine Mammal Science is a podcast covering some of the latest scientific research on marine mammals – whales and dolphins, polar bears, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs, and sea otters. The podcast is produced by Speak Up For Blue Media on behalf of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the journal Marine Mammal Science. The hosts are Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Dr. Chris Parsons.

 

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August 09th, 2022

Difference in social structures of Hawaiian bottlenose dolphins

This episode is a special extra show recoded at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 24th Biennial Conference at Palm Beach, Florida. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) interviews some of the scientists and students that presented posters at the conference. This episode features Enrico Coris from Marine Conservation Ecology Lab at Florida International University in Miami, who talks about his research on the demographically independent stocks of common bottlenose dolphins in the Main Hawaiian Islands.

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August 07th, 2022

Mercury levels in dolphins in the USA

This episode is a special extra show recoded at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 24th Biennial Conference at Palm Beach, Florida. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) interviews some of the scientists and students that presented posters at the conference. This episode features Mackenzie Griffin from Savannah State University, who talks about her research on levels of Mercury found in bottlenose dolphins in the southeastern U.S.

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August 05th, 2022

IWC Scientific Committee

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr Alex Zerbini about the role of the Scientific Committee and the chair as well as the upcoming meeting in October. 

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July 29th, 2022

SMM’s Upcoming Conference

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett and Dr Chris Parsons chat about the upcoming Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (1-5 August; in person and online). They talk about the program, some of the things to expect and the benefits of going to conferences (both in person or online)

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July 22nd, 2022

Solitary sociable dolphins

On this week’s episode Dr Chris Parsons chats with Mark Simmonds and Laetitia Nunny about the issue of solitary sociable dolphins, and how to protect them.

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