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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.

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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.

    #7: Last Chance for the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

    #7: Last Chance for the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

    Ida Carlén has always been interested in marine mammals. When she discovered that an endangered population of a small cetacean lived in the Baltic Sea just off the coast of her native Sweden, she knew she had to do something. Ida now works with the European NGO Coalition Clean Baltic to help the Baltic Sea's only cetacean ─ the harbour porpoise.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/7-last-chance-for-the-baltic-sea-harbour-porpoise/

    • 50 min
    #6: Genetics and Why the Vaquita Still Has a Chance

    #6: Genetics and Why the Vaquita Still Has a Chance

    Dr. Barbara Taylor is a NOAA scientist who has been fighting for the vaquita’s survival for decades. In this episode, she talks about her role in that mission and explains why she thinks that low numbers and a lack of genetic diversity alone won’t doom the vaquita to extinction.

    Full show notes for this episode:
    https://podcast.porpoise.org/6-genetics-and-why-the-vaquita-still-has-a-chance/

    • 59 min
    #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

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Love love love!!

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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