21 episodes

Beyond Jaws is the official podcast of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), the largest and one of the oldest professional organizations dedicated to the scientific study, conservation, and education of sharks, and their relatives the flatsharks (rays and skates), and ghost sharks. The podcast is an informative all things shark-related program to engage and inform shark enthusiasts, the general public, and anyone interested in sharks. The podcast is engaging and fun, with guests discussing their current shark-related activities.

Beyond Jaws American Elasmobranch Society

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Beyond Jaws is the official podcast of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), the largest and one of the oldest professional organizations dedicated to the scientific study, conservation, and education of sharks, and their relatives the flatsharks (rays and skates), and ghost sharks. The podcast is an informative all things shark-related program to engage and inform shark enthusiasts, the general public, and anyone interested in sharks. The podcast is engaging and fun, with guests discussing their current shark-related activities.

    Ecology and Life History of wedgefish and guitarfish

    Ecology and Life History of wedgefish and guitarfish

    Dr. Davind Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to Gareth Jordan of Ocean Research Insitute (South Africa), Adriana Gonzalez Pestano (Peru), and Rhett Bennett of the Wildlife Conservation Society (Southwest Indian Ocean) about the ecology and life history of wedgefish and guitarfish.
    Connect with AES:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElasmoSociety
    Website: http://elasmo.org/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Student perspectives in wedgefish and guitarfish research

    Student perspectives in wedgefish and guitarfish research

    Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to graduate students about their research of wedgefish and guitarfish from all over the world. 
    The hosts speak to:
    Mariana Martins;
    Michaela van Staden;
    Daniel Fernando; and,
    Stephanie Venables.
    Connect with AES:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElasmoSociety
    Website: http://elasmo.org/

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Novel research in studying wedgefish and guitarfish

    Novel research in studying wedgefish and guitarfish

    Dr David Ebert and and Andrew Lewin discuss novel research methods in the field and in public aquariums with researchers conducting studies to better understand wedgefish and guitarfish. 
    We will hear from:
    Dr. Aletta Bester-van der Merwe
    Dr. Nicole Phillips
    Dr. Jim Gelsleichter
    Beth Fichau
    Jolene Hanna and Jen Hazeres
    Connect with AES:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElasmoSociety
    Website: http://elasmo.org/

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    A student perspective on Rhino rays

    A student perspective on Rhino rays

    Students researching wedgefish and guitarfish play an important role in the conservation of these species as many of the students are identifying baseline information that will help drive future policies.  During the episode, you will hear from:
    Alifa Haque
    Rachel Aitchison
    Brooke D'Alberto
    Guido Leurs Connect with AES:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElasmoSociety
    Website: http://elasmo.org/

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Why do we need to protect wedgefish and guitarfish

    Why do we need to protect wedgefish and guitarfish

    Welcome to the second season of the Beyond Jaws podcast. 
    In this episode, Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin will be speaking with the organizers, the funding organization, and an international expert from the IUCN on the Global Wedgefish and Guitarfish Symposium. 
    Connect with AES:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElasmoSociety
    Website: http://elasmo.org/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Are you ready to talk about Rhino rays?

    Are you ready to talk about Rhino rays?

    Season 2 kicks off in one day where Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to researchers all over the world who are working to learn more about wedgefish and guitarfish to better protect them. 
    This season was supported by the Save Our Seas Foundation and covers many of the presenters in the World Wedgefish and Guitarfish Symposium. 
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    • 7 min

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