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

January 19th, 2024

Artic Ecology

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January 12th, 2024

Antarctic ecology

Dr Scarlett Smash celebrates the last two episodes of the MMS podcast with Dr. Chris Parsons. They talk about Antarctic life and ecology.

If you would like to keep in touch with Dr Scarlett Smash, tune into the Marine Conservation Happy Hour podcast 




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January 05th, 2024

Alejandro Fernandez Ajó

On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash has chats with Dr. Alejandro Fernandez Ajó about his work on hormone analysis of gray whale feces to assess correlations and response to a variety of internal and external stressors.

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December 29th, 2023

Phthalate Exposure

On this week’s episode, Dr Scarlett Smash chat with Dr. Leslie Hart about her work investigating potential health impacts from exposure chemicals like phthalate and looking at plastic pollution/plastic-contaminated prey as a potential source of exposure.


H.O.P.E. Research lab (Hypothesizing Onehealth Pollution Effects)
“We are a team of undergraduate and graduate students studying the magnitude and impacts of plastic pollution…one dolphin at a time.”
On instagram:  @hoperesearchlab


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December 22nd, 2023

PCFG – Feed behavior

On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash talks to Clara Bird, a phd candidate about her research on  the Pacific coast feeding group (PCFG) gray whales’ feeding behaviors. 

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