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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September 30th, 2022

Florida Manatees and Boaters

On this week’s episodes Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) has a detailed conversation with Dr Athena Rycyk about boater speeds and how manatees can react. She explains why certain speeds are better for the manatees.

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September 23rd, 2022

S.W.O.R.D

On this week’s episode Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) chats with Dr Jack Fearey about his dissertation that focused on investigating the use of signature whistles to study the population ecology of dolphins.

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September 16th, 2022

Don’t feed the dolphins

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) chats with guest Alexi Archer at the 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals about her research on human – interaction behaviors of common bottlenose dolphins and how to fix it.



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September 09th, 2022

Marine environmental DNA, Part 3

This is the final of three episodes discussing eDNA. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) talks to guest Charles Nye, who gives us an introduction to marine environmental DNA and how this area of research is starting to take off.

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September 03rd, 2022

Marine environmental DNA, Part 2

This is the second of three episodes discussing eDNA. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) talks to guest Charles Nye, who gives us an introduction to marine environmental DNA and how this area of research is starting to take off.

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