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MMS 86: How Weddell Seals Navigate Under Ice In Antarctica

Marine Mammal Science

Release Date: 05/08/2021

MMS 92: Whales and protection their against ship strikes show art MMS 92: Whales and protection their against ship strikes

Marine Mammal Science

In this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Michael Fishbach from the Great Whale Conservancy about the complexities of protecting whales from being hit by ships. Part 1 of 2.

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MMS 91: Peru, humpback whales and art show art MMS 91: Peru, humpback whales and art

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In this week’s episode master student Anna Costanza comes on the show to talk to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her study on the bycatch of humpback whales in Peru, and how art is an incredible way to tell stakeholders’ stories. Bio: As an Illinoian born and bred, her younger self would pretend Lake Michigan was an ocean. After earning a B.S. in Environmental Science from Goshen College, IN, she moved from Midwest to the west coast and immediately dove deep into GIS courses and internships. If you ask her what my passion is - it's science, but her love is art. GIS is the perfect intersection of...

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MMS 90: Humpback Whales' Scars Run Deep show art MMS 90: Humpback Whales' Scars Run Deep

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In this week’s episode, Allison Payne will be talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her Masters' thesis project on entanglement scars on humpback whales. More on Allison Payne: Allison Payne is a Master's student at San Francisco State University's Estuary and Ocean Science Center and part of the Cetacean Field Research Team at the Marine Mammal Center, as well as a science communicator and naturalist. Her thesis work focuses on the accumulation of entanglement scars on humpback whales off the coast of central California using   Research Collective's North Pacific Humpback Whale Catalog....

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MMS 89: Humpback whales return to San Francisco Bay - but face a threat from ships show art MMS 89: Humpback whales return to San Francisco Bay - but face a threat from ships

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Humpbacks started coming back to San Francisco Bay in 2016 and now scientists are concerned about the risk of ship strikes. Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Rebekah Lane about this conservation issue. Bekah Lane is a graduate student at San Francisco State University, studying the risk of ship strikes to humpback whales in San Francisco Bay in Dr. Ellen Hines' lab. She is also a researcher in the Cetacean Field Research Team at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California 

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MMS 88: Altruism in Whales show art MMS 88: Altruism in Whales

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In this week’s episode, we have Bob Pitman who will tell us about some unbelievable displays of altruism, or what seem to be altruistic behaviors, in whales.  You will not want to miss hearing these fascinating stories. Bio: Bob Pitman spent almost 40 years conducting whale survey cruises for NOAA Fisheries in all oceans of the world. He has authored over 100 papers on marine bird and mammal biology but has tended to focus on killer whale ecology during the last 15 yrs. Now retired, he is continuing to write papers and wants to see the few remaining cetacean species he hasn’t seen...

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MMS 87: The U.S. whale that no one knows about- but probably the most critically endangered whale in our oceans show art MMS 87: The U.S. whale that no one knows about- but probably the most critically endangered whale in our oceans

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Dr Scarlett Smash talks to guest Dr Peter Corkeron about the newly named Gulf of Mexico whale or Rice’s whale. This species was just discovered, but it possibly numbers less than 50 individual animals -  making it one of the most threatened species in the US.

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MMS 86: How Weddell Seals Navigate Under Ice In Antarctica show art MMS 86: How Weddell Seals Navigate Under Ice In Antarctica

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On this week’s podcast Dr. Lee Fuiman helps us answer the question how do Weddell seals navigate underwater, and on the  ice, in Antarctica.

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MMS 85: Taking Conservation into our own hands show art MMS 85: Taking Conservation into our own hands

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr. Giovanni Bearzi in a two-part interview about dolphin conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. In this second episode, they talk about Marine Protected Areas and fishing in the Mediterranean and, importantly, what we can do to help conservation efforts.

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MMS 84: Pioneer of Mediterranean Cetacean Research show art MMS 84: Pioneer of Mediterranean Cetacean Research

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr. Giovanni Bearzi in a two-part interview about dolphin conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. In this first episode, they talk about the history of cetacean research in the Mediterranean. Giovanni Bearzi one of our champions of Marine Mammal Science. He is a Marine Conservation biologist and One of Europe's most scientific scientists and also a staunch unyielding advocate for conservation Born in Venice, Italy, he has been conducting research on Mediterranean dolphins since 1986. In 2001, Giovanni was named a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. He has...

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MMS 83: Women in STEM show art MMS 83: Women in STEM

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In this week’s episode the guest is Dr. Mari Smultea, who tells her story about being a successful female entrepreneur in the field of marine mammal science and technology, and how she paved her way through a traditionally male-dominated field. Her company Smultea Sciences, LLC is a pioneering female-owned and run marine science and technology enterprise that will hopefully be the model for many more. Dr. Mari Smultea Bio Dr. Mari Smultea has over 30 years of experience studying the effects of human-related activities on marine mammal and sea turtle ecology and behavior, but also other...

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On this week’s podcast Dr. Lee Fuiman helps us answer the question how do Weddell seals navigate underwater, and on the  ice, in Antarctica.