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

March 24th, 2023

The Cardiovascular and respiratory system during dives

On this episode Dr Scarlet Smash chats with Dr Ashley Blawas about her PhD disseration work on whale and dolphin’s cardiovascular and metabolic processes.

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March 17th, 2023

Elephant Seals and Plastics

On this episode Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) chats with Lauren Kashiwabara about her work studying the effects of plastic pollution.

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March 10th, 2023

Orca predation on white sharks in Africa

On this week’s episodes Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) has Dr Simon Elwen explain what is happening to white sharks in Africa. He goes over the detailed footage that was captured.

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March 03rd, 2023

General Principles for Whale Watching

On this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett (Dr. Scarlett Smash) chats with Dr. Imogen Webster, Lead for Programme Development at IWC about the new IWC document – General Principles for Whale Watching.

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February 24th, 2023

Female dolphins and their social connectivity

On this week’s episode Dr. Scarlett Smash chats with Dr. Vivienne Foroughirad about her research on the social structure and kinship in female bottlenose dolphins.

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