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.
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins self-medicate with invertebrates in coral reefs
On this week's episode Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) finds scientist Angela Ziltener at the SMM Conference and chats with her about her new work in the Red Sea with Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins self-medicating with coral.
Difference in social structures of Hawaiian bottlenose dolphins
This episode is a special extra show recoded at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 24th Biennial Conference at Palm Beach, Florida. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) interviews some of the scientists and students that presented posters at the conference. This episode features Enrico Corsi from Marine Conservation Ecology Lab at Florida International University in Miami, who talks about his research on the demographically independent stocks of common bottlenose dolphins in the Main Hawaiian Islands.
Mercury levels in dolphins in the USA
This episode is a special extra show recoded at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 24th Biennial Conference at Palm Beach, Florida. Dr Ashley Scarlett (Dr Scarlett Smash) interviews some of the scientists and students that presented posters at the conference. This episode features Mackenzie Griffin from Savannah State University, who talks about her research on levels of Mercury found in bottlenose dolphins in the southeastern U.S.
IWC Scientific Committee
On this week's episode Dr Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr Alex Zerbini about the role of the Scientific Committee and the chair as well as the upcoming meeting in October.
SMM’s Upcoming Conference
On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett and Dr Chris Parsons chat about the upcoming Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (1-5 August; in person and online). They talk about the program, some of the things to expect and the benefits of going to conferences (both in person or online)
Solitary sociable dolphins
On this week’s episode Dr Chris Parsons chats with Mark Simmonds and Laetitia Nunny about the issue of solitary sociable dolphins, and how to protect them.
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More pro zoo voices
I’m concerned about the bias toward anti-zoo voices on this podcast. Zoos work with many marine mammal scientists on important conservation work and that should be represented here. I also worry about the quality of the information provided by anti-zoo voices. It is not appropriate for a scientific body to allow the misrepresentation of facts on its podcast.