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 host is Dr. Chris Parsons.

 

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November 28th, 2020

MMS 64: The Science behind Foraging research 101

This week’s guest is Dr. Tony Orr, whose work is on the change and differences with age, classes, diet, oxygen capacity, diving behaviors, movement patterns and distribution, nitrogen and carbon level differences between young versus older California sea lions. His laboratory looks at sea lion scat and analyses stable isotopes to look at what the sea lions feed on and how their diet varies with age and other factors.

Dr. Tony Orr References

Social Media Handle @seatigre

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KjUqxroAAAAJ&hl=en

https://archive.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/california/

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Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2kkEElk

ConCiencia Azul:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2k4ZMMf

Dugongs & Seadragons:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lV6THt

Environmental Studies & Sciences
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2lG8LUh

Speak Up For The Ocean Blue:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2m28QSF
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2SJgyiN

Madame Curiosity
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2xUlSax
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2V38QQ1

Ocean Science Radio
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3chJMfA
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3bnkP18

The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/31P4UY6
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3f7hDJw

 


November 21st, 2020

MMS 63: Whale watching tourism in La Gomera

Dr. Ashley Scarlett has a wide-ranging discussion with Fabien Ritter from the history of whale watching in La Gomera, to the organization M.E.E.R. Their discussion covers topics on sustainable whale-watching, ship strikes, and the International Whaling Commission.

M.E.E.R Website: https://m-e-e-r.de/?lang=en

 


November 14th, 2020

MMS 62: The effects of climate change on the Beaufort Sea beluga whale population

Dr. Emily Choy has studied the physiology of beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea, for many years. She’s been looking at the link between the whales’ physical condition and the variation of their prey, and how this is affected by the changes that are occurring in the Arctic environment.

Emily S. Choy, PhD Twitter @Emily_S_Choy: https://twitter.com/Emily_S_Choy

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=IrNJm1YAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

https://emilyschoy.wixsite.com/home


November 07th, 2020

MMS 62: the marine mammal science career of Bernd Wursig, part 2

On this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett continues to speak to Dr. Bernd Wursig, a distinguished professor Emeritus Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Wursig shares his past experiences and work. He speaks about his work with Ken Norris in Hawaii, his work with dusky dolphins in new Zealand, and his present work on Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Hong Kong. At the end Dr. Ashley Scarlett asks Dr. Wursig how can we help in marine conservation, which he share many great suggestions that his close colleagues have made

https://www.tamug.edu/marb/faculty-bios/wursig.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Würsig

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4BNCQvsAAAAJ&hl=en

 


October 31st, 2020

MMS 60: Cetacean tales- the marine mammal science career of Bernd Wursig, part 1

On this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett gets to speak to Dr. Bernd Wursig, a distinguished professor Emeritus Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Wursig shares his past experiences and work. He speaks about the mentors that influenced his life and career. Dr. Ashley Scarlett asks Dr. Wursig about his work on dusky and bottlenose dolphins in Patagonia Argentina, as well as his work with bowhead whales in the Arctic. 

https://www.tamug.edu/marb/faculty-bios/wursig.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Würsig

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4BNCQvsAAAAJ&hl=en