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MMS 66: Dolphin Brains And Their Intelligence

Marine Mammal Science

Release Date: 12/12/2020

MMS 82: Science and the International Whaling Commission show art MMS 82: Science and the International Whaling Commission

Marine Mammal Science

This week’s guest is Dr. Iain Staniland, who talks to Ashley Scarlett about his previous seal research before becoming the International Whaling Commission’s new Head of Science. They also talk about some of the IWC’s Scientific Committee activities this year and their new initiatives

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MMS 81: The perils of pollution on marine mammals show art MMS 81: The perils of pollution on marine mammals

Marine Mammal Science

In this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges about the accumulation of ocean pollution and the health effects they have on marine mammals. About Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges: Jean-Pierre Desforges, Post-Doctorial Research Fellow at McGill University in Montreal Canada. He did his Masters at the University of Victoria (Canada) working on beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea and got his Ph.D. at Aarhus University (Denmark) working on a wide variety of marine mammal species in the Arctic and North Atlantic (ringed seal, harp seals, hooded seal, polar bear, killer whale,...

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MMS 80: Why energy budget models are cool show art MMS 80: Why energy budget models are cool

Marine Mammal Science

Guest Cara Gallagher teaches us about an agent-based energy budget model she developed for harbor to investigate in the vulnerability of their populations to underwater noise. Cara Gallagher an ecological modeller who is finishing up her PhD at Aarhus University  

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MMS 79: Dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong - unravelling their mysteries and understanding “Common Ground” conservation show art MMS 79: Dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong - unravelling their mysteries and understanding “Common Ground” conservation

Marine Mammal Science

This week’s episode is the last of 3 episodes with Dr. Thomas Jefferson. In this episode, Ashley and Tom talk about how his research on the Finless Porpoises came about and the ground-breaking research on the habitats and ranges of the cetacean species in Hong Kong.

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MMS 78: Conservation of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin show art MMS 78: Conservation of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Marine Mammal Science

This week’s episode is is the 2nd of 3 episodes with Dr Thomas Jefferson. In this episode  Ashley and Tom talk about Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and the importance of some ground-breaking research on this species.

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MMS 77: The State Of The Vaquita In The Sea Of Cortez, Mexico show art MMS 77: The State Of The Vaquita In The Sea Of Cortez, Mexico

Marine Mammal Science

Dr. Ashley Scarlett welcomes Dr. Thomas A. Jefferson to the podcast to talk about marine mammals, especially dolphins and porpoises. In this episode, Tom talks about the state of the critically endangered porpoise, the Vaquita, that is endemic to the Sea of Cortez.  The Vaquita get caught in gillnets that are targeting Totoaba fish, whose swim bladders are in high demand in China. Tom discusses how the legal Totoaba fishery led to the reduction in fish and porpoise populations by the gillnet.  There are an estimated 15 individuals left in the world.   Dr. Thomas A....

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MMS 76: The health of the endangered southern resident orca population show art MMS 76: The health of the endangered southern resident orca population

Marine Mammal Science

Dr. Holly Fearnbach, speaks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about “SR3”, which stands for SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research. This program studies the health of endangered southern resident killer whales and the decline in their prey. But, she also gives us some hope for this population and their health status and tells listeners how they can stay connected to the conservation efforts of this population.

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MMS 75: Using satellite telemetry tags to examine foraging ecology and habitat use of sea lions show art MMS 75: Using satellite telemetry tags to examine foraging ecology and habitat use of sea lions

Marine Mammal Science

Dr. Michelle Lander talks about some of the highlights of her research using tags on pinnipeds, and about the difficulties of tracking animals that spend a large portion of their time underwater, in remote locations, in the ocean depths.

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MMS 74: Whales and shipping traffic show art MMS 74: Whales and shipping traffic

Marine Mammal Science

Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Luis Bedrinana-Romano about his team's new paper on priority areas for blue whale conservation and the overlap with vessel traffic. They also talk about how their paper went viral on social media thanks to an informative animation they used.

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MMS 73: Mysterious manatees show art MMS 73: Mysterious manatees

Marine Mammal Science

This week Dr. Ashley Scarlett is joined by Dr. Beth Brady and Kristi Ashley Collum to talk about how intriguing sirenians (manatees and dugongs) can be; how much we don’t know about their biology; and, how much more we can learn from them.    

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett is joined by Dr. Lori Marino to discuss the complexity of dolphin brains and their intelligence.

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