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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January 27th, 2023

Graham Derzon-Supplee and his work on begging dolphins

This week’s episode is memorializing and honoring the late Graham Derzon-Supplee and his work on common bottlenose dolphins. Graham was a rising star in marine science, who we sadly lost far too young. Dr Tara Cox, his research advisor, tells Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) about the the fond memories that she has of Graham and the fascinating research he was doing.

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January 20th, 2023

How much microplastic do whales eat?

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) chats with Dr Shirel Kahane-Rapport about microplastics in the sea and her work with baleen whales.

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January 13th, 2023

Pinniped cardiovascular physiology

On this week’s episode Dr. Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) has Rhea Storlund is a PhD candidate studying cardiovascular anatomy and function in diving behaviors.

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January 06th, 2023

Protecting endangered Southern Resident killer whales with Quiet Sound

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) has Rachel Aronson, “Quiet Sound” Program Director at Washington Maritime Blue to talk about their voluntary vessel slow down project in Puget Sound that they hope will help the endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

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December 30th, 2022

Dolphins with broken rostrums, pt 2

In this week’s episode Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) continues to chat with Guilherme Frainer from Sea Search, who explains how dolphins with broken beaks can still survive and hypothesizes the cause of the injuries.

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