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

May 27th, 2022

Cetacean Communication and Cognition

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr Stephanie King about her research on animal communication and cooperative strategies.

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May 20th, 2022

Possibilities for renewable energy

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett and Heather Spence have a fun time talking about renewable energy in the marine environment and how the sky is the limit when it comes to ideas in this area.

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May 13th, 2022

Speaking Porpoise

On this episode Dr Mel Cosentino explains how a common dolphin in Scotland was discovered “speaking porpoise”.

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May 06th, 2022

What are bottlenose dolphins saying?

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett chats with guest Emma Chereskin about her work on male dolphin alliances using vocal communication to ‘bond-at-a-distance’.

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April 29th, 2022

Manatees Communicating

In this week’s episode Dr Beth Brady from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium shares her recent work on how manatees communicate with one another with squeaks, squeals, and chirps.

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