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 Absolutely Smashing Events and Consulting on behalf of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the journal Marine Mammal Science. The host, editor and producer is Dr. Ashley Scarlett, familiarly known as Dr Scarlett Smash.
Pacific coast feeding group's morphology and Climate Change
On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash talks to Dr KC Bierlich, a postdoctoral scholar about his research on the Pacific coast feeding group (PCFG) gray whales. Dr Bierlich is investigating the health of whales in a changing climate, with drones.
Zoop to Poop: Pacific Coast Feeding Group
On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash has chats with Lisa Hildebrand, a PhD student at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, about her work analyzing the “summer resident” gray whale sub-species' prey species from their scat. The results were a big surprise!
"Summer resident” gray whales
On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash has chats with Dr. Leigh Torres, head of the GEMM Lab, about the health and habitat of the “summer resident” gray whale sub-species.
Wind Turbines and noise underwater
On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash has a conversation with Dr. Jim Miller about offshore wind turbines and cetaceans.
Working in conjunction with fishing communities in India
On this episode Dr Scarlett Smash chats with Dr. Dipani Sutaria about engaging fishing communities to mitigate cetacean bycatch in the west coast of India.
Solitary sociable dolphins
On this episode Dr Chris Parsons chats with Liz Sandeman from Marine Connection about the phenomenon of solitary, sociable dolphins - when single wild dolphins interact with humans. Sadly these situations often come to an unfortunate end for the dolphins. They talk about what to do if one of these dolphins is reported and ways to manage the situation to help protect both the dolphin and humans.