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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Recent Episodes

October 23rd, 2021

MMS 110: Coding for conservation

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.

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October 16th, 2021

MMS 109: Spinner dolphins and becoming a marine mammal scientist

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.

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October 09th, 2021

MMS 108: Potential Jeopardy for Barataria Bay Dolphins

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.

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October 02nd, 2021

MMS 107: Hawaiian Cetacean Studies

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.

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September 25th, 2021

MMS 106: Using Acoustics to detect hard-to-find whales and dolphins

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.

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