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Science nerd Lauren Hartling takes you on a deep dive into the mysterious world of porpoises and their whale and dolphin cousins. Her guests help her explore the secrets of these enigmatic animals and navigate through waves of knowledge from many disciplines of science.

Not a Dolphin Porpoise Conservation Society

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Science nerd Lauren Hartling takes you on a deep dive into the mysterious world of porpoises and their whale and dolphin cousins. Her guests help her explore the secrets of these enigmatic animals and navigate through waves of knowledge from many disciplines of science.

    #5: Lessons learned from the VaquitaCPR program

    #5: Lessons learned from the VaquitaCPR program

    Grant Abel has a lot of experience working with marine mammals, and small cetaceans in particular. He served as the Co-program Manager for Animal Care and Housing at the Vaquita Conservation, Protection and Recovery (VaquitaCPR) program. In this episode, he tells Lauren about that experience, and lessons learned.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/5-lessons-learned-from-the-vaquitacpr-program/

    • 39 min
    #4: Mr. Vaquita ─ A Life Dedicated to Saving Vaquita

    #4: Mr. Vaquita ─ A Life Dedicated to Saving Vaquita

    Dr. Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho has been working for decades to save the vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean. In this episode, he tells Lauren about the reality of his conservation work in Mexico and the unique challenges of trying to save an animal that can only be found in a tiny patch of the Gulf of California.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/4-a-life-dedicated-to-saving-vaquita/

    • 45 min
    #3: Vanishing Vaquita: Gillnets and Black Markets

    #3: Vanishing Vaquita: Gillnets and Black Markets

    This episode is the first in a mini series about the vaquita. Lauren chats with Dr. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of VIVA Vaquita, about his mission to save the endangered vaquita porpoise.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/3-vanishing-vaquita-gillnets-and-black-markets/

    • 46 min
    #2: Drones, Brains and Robo Dolphins

    #2: Drones, Brains and Robo Dolphins

    In this episode, Lauren talks about dolphin brains, drone research, and robo dolphins with comparative biologist Dr. Jason Bruck. Jason studies cognition in bottlenose dolphins and hopes that his research will help scientists answer some of the many questions we still have about whales, porpoises and dolphins. 

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/2-drones-brains-and-robo-dolphins/

    • 35 min
    #1: What are Porpoises?

    #1: What are Porpoises?

    In this inaugural episode, Lauren answers the question everybody's been asking. If it's not a dolphin, what exactly is a porpoise? She is joined by marine zoologist Dr. Anna Hall, who helps her uncover that mystery.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/episode-1-what-are-porpoises/

    • 14 min

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I absolutely loved this podcast it was super educational but also so entertaining and I absolutely adore the porpoise puns! lol look forward to more episodes!

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