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

July 31st, 2021

MMS 98: The importance of the Falkland Islands for sei and southern right whales

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.


July 24th, 2021

MMS 97: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, part 3

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.


July 17th, 2021

MMS 96: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, part 2

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.


July 11th, 2021

MMS 95: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, Part 1

This week’s episode will be part 1 of 3 episodes with Dr. Ashley Scarlett talking to one of our legendary marine mammal science champions  Dr. Drasko Holcer. They talk about the history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, threats to cetaceans in this region, and the work of the Blue World Institute.


July 03rd, 2021

MMS 94: The impacts of disturbance on whales and dolphins and the proper way to go whale-watching

This week’s guest is the Chief Scientist of the Pacific Whale Foundation Jens Currie. He talks about modelling anthropogenic and environmental impacts on whale and dolphin populations